Australian Natural Handmade Soap with Essential Oils - SHAMPOO BAR
We'll be honest, we LOVE our Natural Handmade Soap range, and personally won't use any other soap. Why? Because it's a step above what you'll find in the majority of commercial or mass-produced soaps: each bar is handmade in Australia using only the finest natural & sustainable ingredients (see below for a complete ingredient list), with no fillers or harsh foaming chemicals, preservatives, phosphates, sodium lauryl sulphates or parabens. And instead of being scented with artificial 'fragrances', the only scents you'll find in our Handmade Soaps are from pure, natural essential oils - in a choice of two delicious scents (see below). As well as being a premium product for everyday family use, our Natural Handmade Soap is also suitable for those who are looking for a more natural alternative because of skin problems such as dry skin, eczema or psorisis, or sensitivities to some of the ingredients found in commercially produced soap.
CHOOSE FROM TWO UNISEX SCENTS
Make your choice from the DROP DOWN OPTIONS menu near the top of the page, before adding it to your cart (if you don't make a choice it will default to the Aussie Fresh bar). Both options are scented ONLY with pure essential oils - no synthetic perfumes or additives.
Featuring fresh scented pure Eucalyptus essential oil, the subtle lemon zing of Lemon Myrtle oil, and the cleansing richness of Rosemary oil, which has the added bonus of being a circulation stimulant, helping to promote scalp health.
Ingredients: Olive, Coconut, Sunflower, Rice Bran, Avocado & Castor Oils, Shea Butter, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Lemon Myrtle Essential Oils, Nettle Extract
A gorgeous burst of citrus, with a stunning blend of Mandarin, Orange, Lemon and Lime essential oils. The scent is uplfting and energising, excellent for putting the family in a good mood on those early morning starts!
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut, Sunflower, Rice Bran, Avocado & Castor Oils, Shea Butter, Mandarin, Orange, Lemon & Lime Essential Oils, Turmeric, Nettle Extract
Each long-lasting bar is approx 95 - 100g and is made by hand using the age old cold process method in which all of the ingredients are mixed at a low temperature. This process retains all the natural goodness of the base oils and ingredients, and produces large quantities of natural glycerine which is left to remain in the final bar of soap. Glycerine is a 'humectant' in that it draws moisture to itself, thus acting as a moisturiser on the skin rather than stripping the skin of its natural oils. Commercial soaps generally skim the glycerine from their product (rather than leave it in), resulting in a much harsher product on the skin: the glycerine is instead used in other products such as moisturiser, which are needed to replace the moisture that the harsh soaps have removed, creating a vicious cycle of using one product that strips the skin (or the hair), and another to replace the moisture. Natural soaps on the other hand contain pure and natural, sustainable vegetable oils that are gentle on the skin. And with no added fragrances, preservatives or chemicals, the only scent comes from beautiful natural pure essential oils, which each have their own therapeutic benefits. These are the soaps that we at AQ use exclusively ourselves - we cannot find a better quality soap.
Our SHAMPOO BAR is an excellent alternative to commercial shampoos, which tend to use harsh foaming agents that strip the hair of its natural oils, then require the addition of a conditioning product in an attempt to replace them. Instead, use the Shampoo Bar to produce an abundant creamy lather which will leave your hair feeling clean and conditioned - lather it in your hand and apply it to your hair, or just rub directly onto the hair itself. Made using a natural olive oil base, along with luxurious ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter, our Shampoo Bars also have the inclusion of Nettle Extract to help improve hair strength, shine and body, and scalp condition. Scented with pure, natural essential oils in a choice of two blends, the bars have a fresh, pleasant fragrance suitable for the whole family - NO synthetic scents, fragrances or fillers.
NOTE RE CONDITIONER
Many people are familiar with the 'no-poo' challenge that was popular a few years ago, which involved going without commercial shampoos long enough to allow your scalp to re-balance itself and produce just the right amount of natural oils to be able to 'condition' the hair on its own, without added conditioning products or harsh shampoos. Depending on how your body responds, some may find that they don't need any conditioning product at all from the moment they begin using a natural shampoo bar, while others may find that it takes a little while for the scalp to 're-set' itself after years of being stripped and conditioned. If this is the case try to gradually reduce the amount of conditioner you use to allow your scalp to gradually re-adjust and begin producing the correct amount of natural oils to maintain your hair naturally.