Hey, I'm Renae!
I’m a qualified nutritionist, nature lover, and soon-to-be-surfer (or so my husband hopes!)
Like many women, throughout my teens and early 20's I had a very unhealthy relationship with food, exercise and my body.
I would constantly punish my body, restrict my food intake, count calories and compare myself to the narrow representation of "beautiful" that was depicted across social media.
I went to university and studied Nutrition, but it wasn't until I started an internship at a beautiful company called Food Matters that my world changed.
I became obsessed with the idea that food could be medicine. This simple principle began to change my relationship with food and eventually, with myself.
I started to focus on nourishment & kindness, instead of deprivation & self-critique. It didn't just change what I ate, but also how I felt about myself and how I showed up in the world.
It might seem like a small change, but it really was life changing for me at the time.
The area of natural health that fascinated me most was the power of ancient herbs and functional foods!
I had always just assumed that many of these foods lacked scientific evidence, but I was so surprised to find a number of quality studies on their benefits, especially for balancing and supporting women.
After my husband & I got married, we travelled to various parts of New Zealand and Australia for a year. It was in this time that I started to create wholefood herbal blends for myself, because being on the road so much meant that I didn't always have access to the type of healthy, fresh food that I was used to.
I noticed such a difference when I took these products compared to when I didn't, that I began sharing them with family and friends.
Pretty soon it became apparent that these products were something that could help so many women and this is when Deeto was born.
Somewhere on a hike in the New Zealand alps Deeto was born - a brand by women, for women.
Our mission is to make healthy living enjoyable so that more women can experience vitality and feel beautiful in their own skin.
As women, we are constantly being told that we're not enough.
Not achieving enough.
Not beautiful enough.
Not healthy enough.
We're bombarded with everything from restrictive diets to boot camps to surgeries & cosmetics that promise to make us “healthy” or "beautiful."
At Deeto, we believe...
That you are enough.
That self-acceptance and kindness is powerful.
That health is a daily practice, and one that should be fun!
That everything is easier with a supportive community of like-minded people around you.
We are so passionate about simplifying health, creating beautiful daily rituals and building a community of women who raise each other up.
Our products are formulated by women, for women.
Our team of Nutritionists have fused ancient wisdom with modern science, to create the ultimate gentle support for all women.
Our ingredients are whole, pure, sustainable, and organic wherever possible.
The ingredients have been chosen to support the body holistically - to support detoxification, balance hormones, skin health, gut and bowel health.