OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Planet Health is the market leading national distributor and marketer of premium natural health and beauty products in Australia, and a growing force in the UK, Europe and Asia. This is the story of Planet Health’s amazing journey so far:

WHO WE ARE

Planet Health is a family-owned and managed Australian natural health company, that has established itself as a market leader for well over two decades.

Founded by Peter and Mandy Harwood in 1996, both directors shared a vision to create a natural health company like no other.  With many years’ industry experience and a passion for the natural health, nothing was going to hold them back!


Suppliers of innovative, premium natural health products and supported by customer care, which exceeds all expectations. Planet Health is today a market-leading brand owner, marketer and distributor of premium, natural health and beauty products in Australia.

ESTABLISHED SINCE 1996

OUR ANCESTRY

Planet Health was created in 1996 with a mission to create a company that is committed to helping not only our customer’s health but also that of our planet. After a successful launch into the Australian market with a selective portfolio of premium ethical brands, Peter’s brother Andrew Harwood (who was already employed by a market leader in the natural health industry) joined Planet Health in 1997, bringing his dedication to fitness and natural products. Today, Andrew is a Director and General Manager.

During 2000, as the business boomed, the Planet Health Head Office relocated to the heart of the Southern Highlands in Bowral, NSW, just over an hour from Sydney. The pristine scenery of the locale perfectly complements the healthy lifestyle promoted by Planet Health and from here the business thrived!

Planet Health quickly developed a reputation as an innovative market leader of exclusive premium, natural health and beauty products, and in 2004 were selected as a Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards.

The coming years demonstrated Planet Health’s passion, integrity and dedication to the natural health industry. The introduction of their own flagship brands: Qsilica in 2006 and VITUS in 2017, are a testament to Planet Health’s enduring love of the natural health industry, a commitment to innovation, and a belief in the ethical treatment of animals. Both Qsilica and VITUS embody the signature Planet Health values of providing effective, natural solutions to customers in the most ethical way possible, all whilst inflicting no harm to animals.

In 2018, Peter and Mandy’s daughter Tess Harwood joined the Planet Health team as Head of Creative. Designing the packaging for our VITUS brand whilst still studying at NABA University in Milan, Tess has since graduated with honours and later completed six months at McCann World Group before joining the family business. Like her parents, Tess is a passionate animal rights campaigner, practising a plant-based vegan lifestyle.