Winter Skin Saviours

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It’s that time of year where we swap iced coffees for warm lattes and summer shorts for thermals; it’s winter in Melbourne! At ANSC we have exactly what you need to hibernate this season and protect your skin against the plummeting temperature and freezing wind!

 

HYDRATE YOUR FACE

When your days are spent darting from the chilled and windy streets to office buildings blasting hot air it’s no wonder your skin is dehydrated! Luckily in our all natural, vegan, palm oil free arsenal we have a range of INTENSIVE SKIN DROPS that are ready to go into battle for your face!

 

HYDRATE YOUR BODY

Luxuriate with our super moisture restoring and sensitive skin loving ABSOLUTE AVOCADO SOAP! Lather up in the shower before massaging in one of our best sellers, DAILY SKIN THERAPY, to restore hydration and leave your skin silky smooth.

 

EXFOLIATE

Why is it that when the season changes our legs seem to grow reptilian scales? Luckily we know just the cure for dehydrated flaky skin! Our range of SKIN BRUSHES are perfect for gently removing dry skin cells whilst stimulating blood circulation. Or try one of our fave exfoliating soaps PEPPERMINT & PUMICE or FAIR TRADE COFFEE!

 

REST AND RELAX

Winter is the time for hibernation, so why not hibernate in aromatic luxury? We’ve just launched our new and decadent Scent Bar that includes three different BATH SALTS to suit any nose.  

 

CAPTURE THE SCENT OF THE SEASON

When I think of what winter smells like I think of warm spices, chai lattes and subtle sensual florals. All of which are captured so perfectly in some of our favourite soaps CHAI, ROSEMARY & SWEET ALMOND and PATCHOULI PERFECTION.

ANSC INTRODUCES PLASTIC FREE SHIPPING

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Amazing Skin Care that is created and delivered to your door entirely PLASTIC FREE!

Reducing the amount of plastic you use in your day to day life just got easier with ANSC and our entirely PLASTIC FREE shipping options and skin care range. Because it’s just as important to keep our complexions clear and beautiful as it is our world

THE FACTS

  1. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade they photodegrade – breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways
  2. Over the last ten years we have produced MORE plastic than the whole of the last century. So regardless of whether you recycle the energy used to re-use plastic is still unsustainable
  3. Even if recycling worked in the mass that we produce it – We currently recover only 5% of the plastics we produce.
  4. Microbeads, commonly used in facial cleansers, are not only bad for the environment, but also harmful to our skin and are overly abrasive. Use one of our amazing facial cleansers instead! For a deep clean that won’t leave your skin raw we recommend the ever popular Activated charcoal.

So what’s the point of buying plastic free, vegan, palm oil free products if they are delivered using plastic, leaving you with  a whole bunch of unsustainable waste?

By choosing ANSC and our plastic free shipping options you are choosing healthy skin AND a step in the right direction to a healthy world.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: For The World’s Best Mum

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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and here at The Australian National Soap Company we have you covered with this year’s gift guide, suitable to pamper every kind of mum and secure your place as the favourite child.

Deluxe Gift Pack

How can you pick just one? This pack is the best of the best! We have combined all of our must-have products to make the most indulgent gift around and one she will be sure to love!

For The Stressed Out Mum

Lavender Relaxation Pack $53.00

We all know how hard mums work, now is the time to let her know how much you appreciate everything she does! The Lavender Relaxation Pack which includes one of the most popular  and widely used essential oils is perfect for calming frazzled minds.

For The True Blue Aussie Mum

All Australian Pack $42.00

Featuring Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and the ever popular Lemon Myrtle amongst others. Perfect for the mum with a green thumb and penchant for Aussie flora.  

For The All Rounder Mum

Classics Gift Pack $42.00

When you’re stuck on what to get her you can’t fail with the classics! A vibrant mix of five signature soaps. With an array of scents & textures, this pack has something for everyone.

For The Mum Run Off Her Feet $17

Squeaky Clean Foot Pack

A combination of peppermint and pumice will leave her feeling extra pampered and smelling divine after a long day.

Or if you want to create something as unique as your wonderful mum come in today, we would love to chat and help you put together an awesome present that she will be sure to love!

Check out our full list of Gift Packs HERE.

Also, don’t forget to enter our super Mother’s Day competition we’re running with Miss Nail Bar. With a $250 prize pack up for grabs, you’ve go to be in it to win it! Check out our facebook page for more details.

Happy Mother’s Day from the ANSC team!

AUSTRALIAN NATURAL SOAP COMPANY’S HEALTHY EASTER ALTERNATIVE

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BunniesWe can’t believe it’s less than two weeks until Easter, where has this year gone? Luckily we know just the right thing to pamper the non-chocolate eaters, sugar free babes, vegans, or general soap enthusiasts – this Easter we would love to wrap you up a piece of our deliciously delightful White Chocolate Soap. Smells good enough to eat and is an awesome and healthy alternative to this sugar laden holiday.

WHY WE LOVE IT!

01-WhitechocolateOur all natural and handmade White chocolate Soap is shea joy, and made right here in Aus! Made from 100% organic shea butter, this soap leaves your skin feeling totally pampered and smells good enough to eat! The soap combines shea butter with peppermint essence for a mouth watering scent.

CREATE A NEW TRADITION!

It’s not news that sugar consumption is on the rise, especially amongst our youth, and this time of year is one of the worst in terms of unhealthy eating, but it doesn’t have to be! This year create your own tradition and share in treats that don’t revolve around high levels of processed sugar by finding cool and unique alternatives.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop on into one of our Melbourne stores or order your Easter treat online, completely guilt free!
HOPPY EASTER FROM ANSC!

The Super Powered Activated Charcoal Cleanser

Skin

activated charcoal 2At The Australian Natural Soap Company we are all about using the power of nature to pamper, clean and love our skin, and what better way than with our super popular Activated Charcoal Soap!

Why we love it!

How can one soap do so much? Our exfoliating facial cleansing soap draws toxins from deep in the pores for a sparkly clean feel, while soothing and healing the skin. Ideal for combination and acne prone skin and a must have for stubborn blackheads! If that’s not enough, Activated Charcoal Soap is also antibacterial therefore awesome at killing odour at the same time as softening and conditioning your skin.

So, how does activated charcoal work?

Activated Charcoal works by trapping toxins in its minuscule pores, absorbing them and removing them from your skin, bye-bye imperfections!

How do I use it?

For gentle use as a cleanser it is recommended to lather the soap in your hands, then gently massage into the skin. Double trouble, when the bar is used directly on the face is acts as an exfoliator.

The Australian Natural Soap Company’s Activated Charcoal Soap Can be purchased ONLINE or at one of our AWESOME STORES.

Is your shampoo hurting your head?

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Healthy Hair-Something that so many of us put so much time and money into maintaining- can sometimes come completely unravelled just by using shampoo! It seems crazy that we are constantly told that the products designed to ‘nourish’, ‘bring back to life’ and ‘rejuvenate’ our hair, are very harsh chemicals that in reality can actually just strip the goodness away!

 The best thing you can do for healthy hair is understand what is really in the products you are using and shift the focus to your scalp! Because hair growth comes from the follicle, keeping you scalp happy and healthy is a fantastic way to get the growth you want and maintain the health of your hair.

Here at the ANSC we are strong advocates of ethical and informed consumerism and we love to brag about all the amazing natural ingredients we use and how they are fantastic for your skin and hair. Some companies out there can be really misleading and employ ‘greenwashing’ tactics (ironic, I know) to make you think the products we buy are good for our health, as well as the health of the environment. The best way to wise up to ‘greenwashing’ is to simply read the ingredients of the products you choose to use on our body. One of the biggest red flags out there is the inclusion of Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS). This nasty chemical is not only used to create a synthetic lather, but it is also used as a ‘filler’ ingredient in so many soaps and shampoos. Which means less beneficial ingredients for your $.  

 What is SLS you ask? SLS is a detergent and surfuctant which essentially means that it breaks surface tension and separates molecules in order to allow better interaction between the product and your hair. This in turn creates a lather which makes products like shampoo and toothpaste more effective cleaners. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is so effective and so inexpensive is that it’s found in a number of industrial cleaning agents such as engine degreaser and industrial strength detergents. It’s also widely used as a skin irritant when testing products used to heal skin conditions.

So it seems very counterintuitive that so many of us have been using products to repair our hair and scalps that have actually been creating a vicious cycle of damage. Absolutely crazy really! But the great news is that we have developed some amazing hair and skin products that use ingredients that are the complete opposite to SLS: truly natural!

 Our original Solid Shampoo is one of the products we are most proud of. Being a solid bar of shampoo that is plant oil based, it does not need the addition of any synthetic chemicals or preservatives to extent its shelf life The oils are already doing all the hard work! . (also no ‘filler’ ingredients here). We have a lot of people ask if it will actually lather, and boy-oh-boy does it ever. Because coconut oil is used as one of the base oils, The Original Solid Shampoo has one of the creamiest lathers around. All you need to do is rub the bar on you scalp and watch the magic unfold.

 In addition to the coconut oil you are also getting all the intense nourishment of sweet almond, grapeseed and olive oil. These three oils are fantastic for smoothing out your strands as they contain amazing amounts of vitamin E. Combine this with Petitgrain essential oil to help maintain the moisture and oil balance of the scalp, Patchouli essential oil which stimulates contractions in nerves and skin preventing hair loss and mandarin essential oil which promotes the growth of new cells and tissues, helping you get the growth you have always wanted.

 Best of all because the solid bar contains no nasties, it is completely biodegradable! So when you are on that once in a life time trip, in the middle of a rainforest with no bathroom in sight, you can wash your hair in fresh water without harming the environment around you! It is also fantastic in chuck in you beach bag or gym bag because despite being a ‘shampoo formula’ you can use the bar on your body also! It truly is the ultimate travel companion. Pick some up here and give it a try today!   

Orangutan Month

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So we have been a little quiet on the blog front for a while (so many exciting project taking up lots of time!) but we are very excited to be back with some very exciting news!

Here at The ANSC we are passionate about making products that are not only fantastic for your human (and pet…) skin, but also are envionmentally sustainable! This of course means we absolutely use no palm oil in our products, but more than this we are partnered with some amazing charities that support some of our most threatened furry friends!

Along with our donation soap (more info on this one to come soon!) we donate 50% of our profits of our tester soaps and tester packs to The Orangutan Project! Statistically speaking our testers are our best selling product both in store and online so we have been very excited to make our next donation to this fantastic charity!

We are really proud to be supporters of the The Orangutan Project and the incredible work they do! They are an incredible not-for-profit who work tirelessly to support a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing remaining fragmented orangutan populations – including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level.

We are so excited to announce that we have just donated a massive $5749 towards this amazing work with these wonderfull animals! Here is some info from the charity about how our donation has helped out our new friend Dora!

Sumatran orangutan release site, Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra

 The Orangutan Project provides funding for a Sumatran orangutan release site in Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP), Jambi, Sumatra. Over 165 orangutans have been released into the BTP ecosystem. It is imperative that populations of Sumatran orangutans be re-established in areas where they once lived.

Young orangutans are kept in pre-release cages at the release site. As well as their standard diet, orangutans are given a wide variety of jungle food to eat including fruits, leaves, rotan stem and termites. Suitable orangutans also partake in ‘jungle school’ as part of their rehabilitation and training to return to the wild. Here they learn how to forage for food and make nests high in the canopy.

It is vital that orangutans in pre-release training receive a good quality diet and medical care. $5,000 will cover the cost of food and medical care for the orangutans undergoing pre-release training for six months. Little Dora here is very close to being released after undergoing jungle school training for two years. Your help has been invaluable to the orangutans at BTP. Thank you!

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For more info about this amazing organisation please visit orangutan.org.au and to help us help them and treat yourself at the same time you can purchase our tester packs here !