Updated: Apr 5
Whilst in Melbourne, I thought I’d write a review for an Australian company that I had heard good things about a while ago- The Australian Natural Soap Company (ANSC). The toiletries they produce are natural, palm oil free, detergent free, paraban free, cruelty free, biodegradable, vegan, not to mention also locally produced and sourced, and so tick most of my boxes as “sustainable”. I thought I’d try them out and see if I would be able to use them everyday,
I tried out three hard soaps, Peppermint & Lavender, Avocado & Macadamia and Lemon & Lime. I treated these soaps as I would a product I’d normally buy and tested them for smell, how easy they were to use, how they made my skin feel whilst washing and then how they made my skin feel a little while later. I am not normally a fan of solid soap, as my skin can have dry tendencies especially in colder weather, but after being rest assured via their website, that they wouldn't dry my skin I went ahead and tried all three…
Avocado and Macadamia:
The best. This soap might not smell as good as the peppermint and lavender but its still my favourite. Its super rich, moisturising and made my skin feel amazing, long
after jumping out of the shower. I feel good using this soap- like I’ve given my skin some natural food to absorb and fight out the cold. Although perhaps not by design- the lump I received was knarled, which made it much easier to hold and use. This soap is my new favourite for a Melbourne Winter!
Peppermint & Lavender:
My favourite smelling of the three, and actually of the whole range of ANSC soaps, minty tones makes this is a great wake me up soap for the morning. With lovely pieces of “foliage” throughout the soap, it really feels like a hearty soap thats easy to use. Slightly exfoliating so I perhaps wouldn't regularly use on my face. Its oily and lovingly moisturising on my skin- not in the slightest drying and perfect for regular use as a hand soap too. Like all three I used, it doesn't really foam much, which doesn't phase me in the slightest (foaming agents such as Sodium Laurel Sulphate can actually irritate your skin) but something to bear in mind if you aren’t used to natural soaps. Second favourite.
Lemon and Lime:
Most traditionally “soap” smelling of the three, the Lemon and Lime soap didn't stand out in the scent department. Compared to the previous two, I wasn't as impressed with this soap. However, compared to a regular soap, it still had wonderfully clean scent and kept my skin so soft and moisturised. If you’re looking for a plainer, less heavily scented, sustainable feel good soap- this one is for you.
Overall I am hugely impressed with this range of soaps from The Australian Natural Soap Company. I must say, a huge winner for these products was the lack of packaging. I spend my life avoiding plastic wrapped produce, or trying to reuse or recycle packaging- so it was a relief to find a great produce that had barely any packaging! All soaps were luxurious, and very moisturising, something I adored in the cold weather. These soaps last for ageeees- much longer than shower gels, and with little packaging, a decadent product for my skin and wonderful environmental credentials- Melbonites- this product is well worth it. With solid soap also being an awesome travel toiletry (light, long lasting) I am sure to take this little slice of luxury with my on my next trip.
Please follow this link: www.theaustraliannaturalsoapcompany.com.au or click on either photos to find out more about this amazing company. This is not an advert, just an honest review.