Updated: Mar 27
What are the benefits of all natural soap?
Are you curious about what goes into soap these days? When I was young we used soap for many purposes including shower and laundry and there wasn’t a great deal of choice. Today there are many products available in the Supermarket and online. But many contain Palm Oil which may come from unsustainable farming practices. The other ingredients may not be very sustainable or good for our health and wellbeing too.
That’s why I have chosen to take the high road and use certified Organic oils in my Cleansing Bars. I source my base ingredients from local Australian trusted sources. I choose organic certified so my base ingredients are true and pure. My Cleansing Bars are a unique and natural organic cleansing product.
I love to craft handmade soap. I can let my imagination run free. And use my favourite essential oil and exfoliant ingredient. Essential oils carry the essence of the botanical plant. Rosemary is a favourite and that will be my next adventure ready for Anzac Day. Lest we forget our lost friends and family.
I love to use mineral clays for exfoliation and colour. The latest will be ready for my Woodstock Artisans Market in February 2021. It is available now! Try my West Australian Sandalwood Cleansing Bar or Green Goddess Cleansing Bar. They come in beautiful hearts or bars. And with a sprinkle of West Australian Sandalwood or Green French Argile Clay. If only you could smell the divine scent!
I make my cleansing bars/soap in small batches. This gives me space to dream up new inspirational products. I don’t use palm oil. There’s too much of it used in so many products today. Palm Oil is not helping our Planet to stay in good shape. I prefer to use organic coconut, sunflower and olive oils as my base ingredients. I love to use my imagination for the remaining ingredients.
I’m happy with my new labelling on products. I stick with Colourtrue Design for beautiful labels designed by Christina. For my Cleansing Bars I choose to wrap in simple, sustainable paper. At Market stalls I use brown paper bags for customers to take their products home. And as a special treat I provide my hand made calico bags for special gift presentation.
Did you know that they take 8 weeks to cure and become my wonderful natural organic Cleansing Bars? A lot of inferior products remove the glycerine made while soap cures. For your natural skincare needs, glycerine is a must have for skin moisture retention.
As a result of COVID I have found my Cleansing Bars to work a treat. I wash my hands with my Cleansing Bars/soap when I return home as per WHO recommendations. It's a great way to fight germs. And keep your hands moisturised. That’s for at least 20 to 30 seconds and all over, front, back and between fingers!
My new soap dishes, hand made by @susanfahd, allow my Cleansing Bars to dry after each use. Susan is working on more as you read this. Ceramic wares take many weeks from start to finish giving you a beautiful one of a kind product.
All Cleansing Bar ingredients are vegan friendly too. I take pride in listing my ingredients on the label and on my website. The whole family can use my Cleansing Bars in the shower or bath and are transportable to the gym and pool. Cut a small piece and place it in a travel container or your towel and then let it air dry between workout sessions.
Please share my blog with your friends. Spread the word about my Australian botanical soap! And keep happy and healthy too!