Hi, I'm Narda. I am Fremantle born and have been making my own body products since the early 80's. I have always been concerned about the amount of chemicals and packaging that we are supposed to accept as normal, that appear in and on our food and household products.
So I swapped chemicals for nourishing ingredients and packaging for solid versions of everyday products such as beautiful soap, shampoo bars (soap free), solid detergent bars, face cleanser, deodorant and more.
I also love creating beautiful things!
I suppose being the daughter of a painter and art teacher, and taking that career path myself early on in life, I have been lucky to be able to create, make, renovate, invent, sell and give my creations my whole life.
Soap making is so creative and the possibilities are endless-the luxurious ingredients, the colours, the designs and the smell ! It is positively addictive!
I get inspiration from the things around me … flowers, trees and the ocean, which is my favourite. Being able to create something that is as beautiful as it is practical, is exciting! And when that product is zero waste, gentle on the environment, vegan, luxurious and skin nourishing, I want to shout it out and share it :)
WHAT IS IN OUR SOAP?
I have worked tirelessly to design a recipe that contains only the best natural ingredients and no palm oil or animal products. Many are imported from America or I buy locally so I know where they come from and exactly what is in them and importantly, how they are produced.
Simply put, soap is oil mixed with an alkali and water. This causes a chemical reaction which magically turns it into soap.
It is this simplicity that makes soap a much better option for you and your family's health.
They're cute! But seriously.....Years ago, before I knew how to properly formulate, I thought - what about if I just took out the water content of shampoo and conditioner ? and if I just squished it all together wouldn't it be like shampoo and the water part would come from my shower? Well I didn't really know what I was doing so I bought the best ingredients I could buy (most from Germany and Europe so I could try to avoid palm oil) and just warmed and squished them together. Well these ingredients are not meant to be treated this way so I just kept on experimenting and i must admit through lots mistakes I accidently worked out how to make a good solid bar. I then learned about negative and positive charges and what that meant for your hair and kept on experimenting. I had it reviewed by a cosmetic chemist and lots of trials and human testing later, it is still basically the same recipes I use today.
SO HOW DO MY SHAMPOO BARS GIVE THE RESULTS OF A GOOD SHAMPOO - FOAMY, SMOOTH AND GENTLE?
A good shampoo bar should be - soap free, foamy, gentle, salon quality, PH balanced shampoo - just without the water!
Liquid shampoo is typically 85% to 95% water! Why pay for water or packaging when you don't need to?
Perth Soapworks shampoo bars are gentle on our planet and gentle on your hair! With no SLS, silicones or nasties to drag down your hair or upset your scalp. Just packed with goodness and added botanicals like nettle, oat protein, pro vitamin B5, aloe vera.
Bottle free, zero waste. Perfect for traveling and one shampoo bar equals up to 4 bottles of salon quality, PH balanced shampoo.