Natural Hair & Body Care with
Why these products are different:
Running a little cottage industry located in Kuaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula in NZ, it is my mission to solve problems that people sometimes have with natural products and create something that is better.
Over the years I have noticed that many eco-friendly products aggravate symptoms for people with sensitive skin, because the ingredients are just not mild enough or cause allergies.
That is why, besides making them environmentally friendly and effective, I decided to focus my efforts on the gentleness of the products.
To get away from using plastic bottles, I'm currently working on a solid, sulfide free, pH balanced kombucha shampoo bar which will be available very soon. In the meantime many of my customers return their bottles to me to have them refilled.
If you collect your bottles and mail them back to me, you get free shipping on your next order!
Sulfide free solid shampoo
This shampoo bar contains no soap.
Made from very mild biodegradable surfactants, it is a pH balanced true solid shampoo made with copious amounts of the probiotic miracle brew Kombucha, which has been enhanced with extracts of kumerahou flowers and soapnut berries.
It is sulfide free and contains no artificial preservatives nor any other nasty chemicals.
Kombucha is a popular lacto-fermented beverage which has served as a health promoting food and medicine since time immemorial.
What is yet little known are the amazing benefits derived from the external use of this ancient pro-biotic culture.
The healing and nourishing effect that Kombucha has on skin and hair is partly due to the special proteins contained in this symbiotic culture.
It is packed full with nutrients, B vitamins and minerals that together with organic acids from the beneficial bacteria is capable of fighting eczema and fungal infections like dandruff, which is a common cause for hair loss.
Because of its conditioning effect Kombucha shampoo leaves hair silky-smooth and beautifully shiny.
People who are using the shampoo report often that their hair requires washing less often, because it just stays beautiful for longer. People with graying hair have also reported that their hard, brittle hair started changing back to its former youthful shiny softness after washing with Kombucha shampoo.
The pH is carefully balanced to match the natural mildly acidic layer that protects your skin and hair from the harsh environment.
The shampoo has 30% kombucha content and is naturally preserved with vegetable glycerine, which is also well known for its hydrating effects.
The natural saponin containing herbs, kumerahou and soapnut berries, are part of the surfactant system, which is so mild that it doesn't sting in the eyes. It is safe and pleasant to use even for babies and small children.
You can wash with your eyes open with no discomfort.
Though it is less foamy than commercial products, it is very effective in getting your hair clean without stripping all the moisture off. And a little dash of organic virgin castor oil will help to heal the scalp and promote new hair growth.
And you need surprisingly little.
For most people it takes quite a while to get through a bottle, even if the whole family is using it. That is because we don't dilute our shampoo with water and fillers like they do with the cheaper brands. A little bit goes a long way and this saves not only money but is also better for the environment.
The herbal deodorant is made with a special blend of essential oils that have deodorising properties. It stays effective for 24 hours after application.
Apart from many other health benefits, all the chosen essential oils have skin healing properties which makes this deodorant exceptionally mild and gentle.
The only other ingredients are organic shea butter and beeswax from our own bees.
Most natural deodorants use baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) as their main active ingredient. Due to it's high alkalinity this is not a suitable ingredient for leave-on products and it will eventually cause skin irritation.
One 'zero waste' sustainable cardboard push-up tube holds 40g of the firm and smooth product which applies very sparingly. A stick can last 6-8 months.
Two subtle unobtrusive scents are available:
A feminine floral scent, and a more masculine spicy scent which women also like a lot.
No nasty chemicals
After a lot of very thorough research I only use ingredients in the products, that are completely non-toxic, biodegradable, safe and healthy.
No artificial fragrances, colors, sulfates, parabens, xeno-estrogens, GMO's, preservatives, or 'natural' irritants have been added.
They are not tested on animals and we provide the complete list of ingredients, so you know exactly what you put on your skin.
These products are handmade in New Zealand and come in a recyclable bottle with a removable label.
We don't use any plastic packaging for the shipping, all parcels get wrapped in recycled paper.
For international shipping outside NZ please contact me via the contact form to place your order. Because the shipping rates are all different, I need to calculate them for each order individually.