> We source fresh, raw ingredients from Australian suppliers
> We measure out just the right amount of each ingredient to create our perfectly smooth blends
> Using just enough heat to melt our beeswax and butters, we blend our oil based ingredients together
> With the help of emulsifying wax and thickeners, we introduce our water-based ingredients for lotions and creams
> Once below 40 degrees, sensitive ingredients like shea butter and essential oils can be worked through the formulas
> Where necessary, we add a natural preservative to ensure the microbial safety of our products
> We carefully transfer the final product to its tin or bottle, let it cool and apply a lid + label
> Your order is packed, labelled and shipped
> All handmade from our studios in Hervey Bay and Childers
NO synthetics, NO harsh chemicals, NO animal testing, NO petrochemicals, NO sulphates, NO parabens, NO alcohols, NO formaldehyde, NO SLS/SLES, NO artificial dyes, NOTHING SUSS AT ALL.
You deserve to feel fabulous, so don't let nasty shit into your life!
WHAT WE DON'T USE
You've heard of parabens, phthalates, all those random ingredients that you'd never heard of... until cosmetic brands started being loud about leaving them out... of the products you'd been trusting up to that point. Makes you wonder what else they're still putting in and haven't yet removed and made a big deal about.
We don't use anything that is questionable. If it's not from a mineral, plant or beehive, we don't want it anywhere near out products!
Here's some of the ingredients we do not use and a little more about why this shit doesn't belong in cosmetics, or your household!
Parabens are preservatives found in many skincare products. You can spot them easily on the product label because they end with the word paraben. Examples include: methylparaben, proplyparaben, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, and sodium butylparaben.
Parabens can cause allergic reactions and exacerbate some skin conditions.
Parabens can act like the hormone estrogen in the body and disrupt the normal function of hormone systems affecting male and female reproductive system functioning, reproductive development, fertility and birth outcomes. Parabens can also interfere with the production of hormones.
Sulfates are chemicals used as cleansing agents. They're found in household cleaners, detergents, and even shampoo. Two main types of sulfates are used in shampoo: sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. The purpose of these sulfates is to create a lathering effect to remove oil and dirt from your hair.
There are many types of Sulfates and some of the common ones are; Alkylbenzene sulfonate, Ammonium laureth or lauryl sulfate, Ammonium or Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, Sodium laureth sulfate, Sodium myreth sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate.
The highest risk of using products with SLS and SLES is irritation to your eyes, skin, mouth, and lungs. For people with sensitive skin, sulfates may also clog pores and cause acne.
Toluene is a solvent that is used in making paints, paint thinners, fingernail polish, lacquers, adhesives, and rubber. Toluene is added to gasoline and is used in some printing and leather tanning processes.
Toluene is irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It can cause systemic toxicity by ingestion or inhalation. The most common route of exposure is via inhalation.
Formaldehyde is used as a preservative in cosmetics. It’s a known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. It can be found in preservatives such as quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, and imidazolidinyl urea.
When formaldehyde is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, some individuals may experience adverse effects such as watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation.
Exposure to formaldehyde vapor or to formalin solutions can cause skin irritation and burns. In sensitized persons, contact dermatitis may develop at very low exposure levels.
Sunscreens come in two different forms: chemical and mineral filters. The most common sunscreens on the market use chemical filters such as oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is a known endocrine disruptor and can alter thyroid function. It’s also linked to skin allergies. Chemical sunscreens should be avoided at all costs—especially with children! It’s important to also avoid the other popular “O”s, including octinoxate and octocrylene, which are now both considered to be harmful to human health and the environment. Oxybenzone can be found in sunscreen, SPF lotions, lip balm, and makeup.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent once used in antibacterial soaps. In 2016, it was banned from soap used in health-care settings, but it is still allowed in personal cosmetics. Not only does triclosan contribute to antibiotic resistant bacteria, but it’s also an endocrine disruptor and was shown to contribute to gut inflammation and promote tumor growth in mouse studies. Not good.
”Parfum” or “fragrance” is a cocktail of mystery ingredients, which are often comprised of toxic ingredients including hormone disruptors amongst others — which is worrying, since our hormones regulates almost everything from fertility, to weight, to acne. When you spray the perfume and breathe it in, it goes through your respiratory system and into your lungs. There has been found to be a possible relation between reproductive and developmental disorders, cancer, organ damage, childhood asthma, and allergies, and exposure to the solvents, fixatives and other perfume ingredients.
Exposure to fragrance chemicals can cause headaches; eye, nose, and throat irritation; nausea; forgetfulness; loss of coordination; and other respiratory and/or neurotoxic symptoms.
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