Nova possesses an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and consults as a Naturopath through sister company Araman Health at Sentient Being, Eltham. She also has a Bachelor in Engineering (Polymer) and a Graduate Certificate in Mangement (Technology Management).
Stuart possesses a degree in Commerce, CPA and MBA and has a keen interest in Business Strategy, Project Management and online marketing.
The Araman brand was born as a result of having two children with sensory issues, food intolerances/allergies and poor sleep settling. After doing a lot of research, we came across the studies conducted by Dr Rosemary Waring at Birmingham University. She had discovered that majority of children in her study that were on the autism spectrum had a PST enzyme transfer deficiency, leading to the inability to break down phenols in the liver and could be helped through the use of Epsom Salts in the bath. She had also done research into children with food intolerances.
We experimented with plain Epsom Salts and noticed an improvement with our children in their tolerance for additives, artificial colours and behaviour. We decided to take it one step further and blend the Epsom Salts with Lavender Oil in an effort to provide a calming effect before bed. The change in our children was remarkable.
After a year of using our blend, experimenting with different Lavender Oil species, we found the right ingredients and proportions to get a good result. There was not a product on the market that was suitable for the use on children that was artificial fragrance free and only using Lavender oil which is safe for children and adults alike. We decided that we could develop the product and bring this to the market in an effort to help other people the way it helped us.
Our Calming Bath Salts product uses the highest quality pharmaceutical grade Epsom Salts and 100% Pure Essential Lavender Oil, manufactured by a GMP certified cosmetic manufacturer. It has been tested on our children and several other children who have voluntarily participated in our market research.
Araman’s mission is to bring to the consumer products that meet the highest quality standards using natural ingredients.
We hope that you “Feel the Loveness in life with Araman….”
Nova & Stuart McNamara
Araman Calming Bath Soak Stockists
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Nature’s Harvest, Hurstbridge
Wholesale Merchants, Greensborough Plaza, Greensborough
Go Vita, Westfield Doncaster, Doncaster
Tancks Corner, Yarrambat
Sensory Oasis for Kids, Altona North
For Naturopathic consultation bookings – please phone Nova on 0418 333 620.
Practising at Sentient Being. 70 Commercial Pl, Eltham. 3095
Available : Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat (By appointment only)
Practising at Macleod Wellness Centre, 2/26-28 Aberdeen Rd, Macleod. 3085
Available : Wed 9 am - 1.30 pm