Okay, to begin with, I should clarify that ‘us’ is really just me. I'm Vickie and I make the soap and body care products by myself in small batches. By hand. With care.
Our products are all natural and nearly all natural.
All natural products are made with 100% natural ingredients. They don’t contain fragrance oil, colourants or anything that is not 100% natural.
Nearly all natural products are similar to our all natural products, except they may include fragrance oil, colourants, additives or preservatives. Any ingredient added that is not 100% natural is carefully considered and used according to Australian regulatory guidelines. These are still a very healthy option - we don’t use any harmful ingredients.
Soap is very carefully planned before being made. This is necessary to ensure that every single batch of soap has the right balance of oils, butters and liquids and is safe for you to use. I only use good quality ingredients like pure olive oil, coconut oil, fresh goat milk, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil (plus more) and then enhance these oils with botanical extracts, cocoa butter, shea butter and other luxury ingredients.
Because each and every bar of soap is cut and finished by hand, there are slight variations in colour and shape. No two bars are ever the same, even when they come from the same batch.
The colours I use are both natural and synthetic, because I like both. Natural colours are beautiful and earthy, but sometimes it's nice to add some bright and fun colours too. Rest assured that all the colours used are skin safe and comply with Australian regulations.
Fragrance. Magic! This would have to be the best part about making soap and body care products, working with all those beautiful essential and fragrance oils. Again, I ensure that all the essential and fragrance oils I use comply with the regulatory authorities: the global RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) and IFRA (International Fragrance Association) standards.
And then it all comes together to form a beautiful, mild, smooth, skin-loving soap. Gently cleansing. Deeply moisturising. Richly lathering. Very, very nice.
Each bar of soap and all our body care products have a complete list of every single ingredient that went into their making. Nothing is hidden. We pride ourselves on being completely transparent.
Guava Handmade - Established 2015