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Feel Good with The Australian Natural Soap Company
How’s your shower or bath looking? If it’s like most Australian bathrooms, you’ve probably got a vast collection of half empty plastic bottles. Why not reduce all this plastic packaging by replacing your liquid soaps, gels, shampoos, conditioners, dishwashing liquid, detergent, etc with natural soap?
We take a different approach to others: A solid conditioner bar for the hair. Natural soap flakes for washing clothes. A shampoo bar for washing your dog. A pink clay bar for the face. They provide simple and easy solutions that minimise waste but don’t sacrifice on quality.
We package all our soaps with as little packaging as possible – using only recycled or recyclable cardboard and paper. We also encourage our customers as much as possible to use minimum packaging – that’s why it’s cheaper for you to buy our soaps by half a kilo or a kilo, which we do not wrap individually.
We’ve included a calculator on our website on how many plastic bottles you will be saving with your purchase. You’d be surprised how quickly the bottles add up by making this simple transition to solid soap.
Also, because our soaps are completely natural, they are completely biodegradable. We use no petrochemicals or other nasties such as EDTA or Triclosan, which are terrible for the environment and natural ecosystems.
Australia produces some of the world’s best natural oils and our products are testament to the fact that they make really beautiful soaps. Not only this, these oils make wonderful, nourishing moisturisers, with an option for all skin types out there. Our essential oils carry a great natural scent, negating the need for fake fragrances and chemicals. Most of the oils that we use are produced by Australian farmers – we can even tell you what region of Australia the oils come from! We only use oils from overseas when we cannot source them locally.
In the beginning, we made our soaps in our kitchen. Fast forward a few years later and we have taken our unique soap making process and upscaled it, now producing thousands of kilos of soap per week.
Building our manufacturing capacity has been one of the most satisfying parts of our business. It has enabled us to keep hand making our soap (albeit at a larger scale) for customers all over Australia and the world. We do this all at our factories in Dandenong, Melbourne – employing from the local area.
The Australian Natural Soap Company is against animal testing – all our products are cruelty free. We proudly carry the Cruelty Free (CCF) logo on our products. Our soaps are also vegan, so we do not use beeswax or any type of milks.
All our soaps are also proudly 100% palm oil free. The palm oil industry has been terribly devastating for orangutans in Malaysia and Indonesia, accounting for 30% of all forest loss in these two countries between 2005-2010.
What is particularly worrying, is that it is very difficult for Australians to avoid consuming palm oil. This is mainly because it can be labelled under many different names here, including vegetable oil. In fact, the average Australian consumes 6 kilograms of palm oil every year – often without even knowing it.
This is an issue that we are very passionate about. Orangutans are extremely intelligent and beautiful creatures that are worth much more than a cheap and not particularly healthy oil. And we think one of the best ways to help bring about change is to offer real alternatives to palm oil products.
On top of this, we donate 3% of every sale to various NGO’s who work for the protection of animals. Find out more about where current donations are going to as well as past partnerships here.