"I don't want to be remembered, I strive to be unforgettable"
These words belong to my mother, Ebru Sak, and unforgettable is definitely one of the many wonderful things she is.
Sakred Ground was born from my mother’s desire to nurture the world while honouring our beautiful earth and the land we are so blessed to live on. Little did I know is that Sakred Ground would also become my mother’s gift to me.
My grandparents migrated from Turkey to Melbourne, Australia in 1967 when my mother was only a baby.
Digging deep into my ancestral history, I learned that our family comes from a line of herbalists, in fact, my grandmother’s grandfather was a Kavkaz (Caucasus) nomad, traveling across a region sandwiched between Europe and Asia. They called my great-great-grandfather “Hekim” which translates to “Physician”. He was a holistic healer and used the healing power of plants, herbs and botanicals from the earth coupled with intuition to heal people in the villages and countries he would travel through.
Finally, my great - great - grandfather Tahir Göçmen and his family migrated and settled in a village outside of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, not too distant from the Shrine of Rumi, the 13th century great mystic and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, and there he continued to heal until his death, passing on his legacy to his children and grandchildren.
Sakred Ground is born from the belief that our earth gives us everything we need to heal and we have the power to heal within our body, mind and soul.
Our humble range was born during the pandemic when we saw the constant use of Handwash and Hand Sanitisers taking its toll on our skin, young and old, drying our hands beyond repair. So we used my great-great-grandfathers philosophy and blended natures gifts with the power of Australian botanicals to formulate the most moisturising yet effective Handwash Treatment and Moisturising Hand Sanitiser, delivering tranquility, intrigue and delight with sensory pleasure in mind.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
The intent behind Sakred Ground is to continue the ancient and sacred traditions that my daughter Sila and I have been unearthing by digging deep into my mothers tribal heritage. This ancient and modern combination blends the traditional with the contemporary, combining old knowledge from those ancient times with the sophisticated technologies of today.
Over the years we have come to understand and appreciate the unique properties of each botanical. We believe that by maintaining a sacred space, which models harmony with mother earth, and caring for our skin brings tranquility within and outside of us.
We’re incredibly excited to introduce our beautiful new range of Handwash Treatment and Moisturising Hand Sanitiser.
Our Core Values
NATURAL & BOTANICAL
Our products are free from harmful chemicals, artificial preservatives, colourants or perfumes. We believe that nature has the best solution for our skin.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Sakred Ground is a family owned Australian Company. All of our products are blended and made right here on Australian ground.
VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE
We believe animal testing is completely unethical and we are committed to only using humane practices to verify the safety of our products.
“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come"
~ Jalaluddin Rumi