Rasa Maria Gundersen is a nutritionist, entrepreneur and perfumer. She is a founder of NATURALES, an eco-lifestyle brand.
After graduating BA in Health Education from Vilnius University, Rasa has been internationally involved into issues of natural health, immunity and beauty. In 2006 she created NATURALES. Here she developed the company’s first bee products (propolis), herbal compositions and signature perfume. Own research was supplied by specific courses in London and at the Perfumery Institute in the city of Grasse.
NATURALES creations are based on tradition to use natural remedies for personal health and beauty. To prove unique physical and therapeutic effects, NATURALES do not use synthetic ingredients. Challenging choice, but company focuses only on materials of natural origin. It applies fresh skincare, beeproducts and perfume lines. This is why NEROLI, ROSEBALM and LAVENDER balms are fresh as food, made of beeswax and pure, organic plant ingredients of highest quality. These elements are systematically composed into concepts created by Rasa.
“Growing in a family of surgeons, in Soviet Lithuania, I was always attracted to medicine and arts. My childhood was spend in unusual circumstances: surgery rooms and lots of gardening. At the age of 6 i was extracting, straining, and planting plants for perfume. I did want to study natural pharmacy. Later i have been seeking knowledge internationally, mainly from personal mentors. After Health education studies in Vilnius and London, I founded NATURALES in Oslo. Hollistic health and natural remedies are essential, beautiful and very effective for us, and for ecosystem. I strongly believe that beeproducts, botanical extracts, natural perfume are the sources of real, not faked rejuvenation."
"When I create perfume I always ask myself: how will it make that person feel? Natural perfume is a highly therapeutical and emotional language. Via NATURALES I focus to bring something new and functional into peoples lives.”
Photo: Desiree Mattsson.