Why did we stop using natural homemade soap?
There are several natural soap bars made locally in Australia and New Zealand from all-natural plant-based ingredients such as cold pressed plant oils and aloe vera. These soaps are free from plastic packaging, vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free and safer for you, your family, and the environment. Many products that are widely available today use a soap recipe which contain nasty sulfates, parabens, detergents, and artificial fragrances.
Natural soap bars have so many benefits:
- They are more concentrated than liquid soap, contain less water, last longer, and best of all you will need to buy them less often!
- There are several amazing brands out there that use all biodegradable natural ingredients even including the plastic free packaging, reducing the amount of plastic entering landfill and chemicals in waterways.
- Many people think that soap will dry out your sensitive skin, however plant-based soaps made from nourishing plant oils and healing essential oils can cleanse and moisturise your skin and are suitable for all skin types including dry skin.
- Combining natural soap ingredients like olive oil, activated charcoal or pink clay can draw toxins from deep in the pores for a sparkly clean feel while soothing the skin. Perfect for acne, combination, and blackhead prone skin.
- Soap bars are lighter and more compact than liquid soap taking up less room in your shower and your luggage when travelling.
We find natural soap bars free from synthetic and harsh toxic ingredients, made with natural plant oils free from animal products and artificial fragrances. Using the power of natural essential oils, you can make quality nourishing soap without cruelty to animals and minimal to no impact on the environment.
As an ethical and cruelty free online store, we always read the label and look for hidden ingredients such as palm oil (Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate). Many sources of palm oil are not sustainable and lead to habitat destruction and endanger wildlife. We are committed to ensuring our store has only palm oil free ingredients or palm oil from certified sustainable sources.
Here are some of the brands we have found to have quality natural soaps free from all the nasties!
The Australian Natural Soap Company (ANSC)
ANSC makes all natural soap bars in Melbourne using only the highest quality plant based oils and all their product are vegan, palm oil free, sulfate free, paraben free and detergent free. They use soap bases with the best plant oils Australia has to offer to make nourishing and sustaining healthy beautiful skin simple and affordable. They have a range of soaps, shampoo bars, perfumes and skin care products to suit all skin types from oily, dry, combination, sensitive and even pet care products!
The beautiful fragrances are created with pure essential oils, each with their own unique benefits. We love their solid shampoo bars, exfoliating peppermint and pumice bar, dish & laundry soap and Australian Pink Clay cleansing bar to name a few!
The Biologica soaps by Australian Organic Products are made in Australian from natural, organic vegan friendly and environmentally responsible ingredients and are affordable quality for Australian families. They use only certified responsible sources of palm oil and the best of Australian essential oils such as lemon, tea tree, lavender, and macadamia.
Ethique zero waste beauty bars have it all! Not only are they deliciously bubbly and long lasting they are free from plastic, vegan friendly, cruelty free, palm oil free and sustainable. These bars were born from a simple idea to reduce plastic waste by providing an alternative to liquid cosmetic products which are mostly water.
Ethique started back in 2012 as a university student in New Zealand started experimenting in her kitchen with formulas for solid beauty bars. 8 years later and they have already saved over 8 million plastic bottles from entering landfill, with a goal of getting to 50 million by 2025. Not only do they create decadent zero waste beauty bars for hair, face and body they also have household and pet bars too!
Niulife are a 100% not-for-gloss social enterprise that's serious about erasing poverty and empowering lives in some of the world's poorest remote coastal communities. In the pristine Solomon Islands, locally grown, wild-harvested organic coconuts are hand-pressed into pure, organic extra virgin coconut oil which is used as the base for their soaps. This luxurious soap's rich all-natural lather will leave you feeling clean, refreshed and rejuvenated. Their range includes pure coconut milk, peppermint, lemon charcoal and many more heavenly combinations.
Shampoo with a Purpose
Shampoo with A Purpose is a proudly Australian company making decadent natural shampoo bars which are highly concentrated quality. Their unique manufacture means each bar replaces up to 6 bottles of shampoo and conditioner and ensures that they hold their integrity in the shower. They make beautiful, naturally lathering shampoo bars with no harsh chemicals, palm oil, sulphates or animal by-products - and it's pH balanced for use on scalp and hair.