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Why This Brand Is Different & Worth it!

The most important thing, are my products. Every single ingredient must tick all the boxes, they must be

  • Vegan
  • Palm free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Chemical-free
  • Non-Hydrogenated
  • Non-Solvent extracted
  • and must be superb in the products. Wax is the binding ingredient, which works alongside my emulsifying wax, also a unique one! Wax is used alone when it is an oily product with no water content (a balm for instance.)

If there were no wax, it would be runny like water, without emulsifying wax, separated oil and water, in other words, no decent skincare cream or lotion is possible.  It’s very conditioning for hair and skin without greasiness. There is one place as far as I know who sell this, and so far it is the only one that passes. Candelilla wax is a close second, but depends on extraction method entirely.

Beeswax is what is commonly used in Natural Products. alongside Emulsifying wax-both very cheap and often palm oil derived. This type of emulsifier does very little for healing and nourishing skin.

Oliv-Wax is an highly lipophilic (oil loving) active emollient, very similar to human sebum. Oliv-Wax is a multipurpose emollient totally 100% obtained from Pure Olive Oil.  It is an excellent stabiliser and co-emulsifier for high quality cosmetics as it contains up to 60% vegetal lipids (100% Olive).  Oliv-Wax has a long shelf life, stable for up to 5 years, so virtually no oxidation issues.

Oliv-Wax exhibits excellent spreadability, contributing a light touch and gentle skin feeling properties both in hair and skin care products.  Oliv-Wax is also suitable as a co-conditioning agent, improving both the silkiness and the overall manageability of hair.

Oliv-Wax is considered  a moisturising agent, showing outstanding moisturising properties and a unique silky texture. even when used at low dosage level (1 – 3%).  Oliv-Wax is highly stable to oxidation and has a long shelf life, the melt point is approximately 55° C which allows substitution for waxy products such as beeswax.

Suggested uses:

  • Moisturisers and lotions
  • Night creams
  • Eye creams
  • Products for sensitive skin
  • After-sun creams and lotions
  • Baby care creams and lotions
  • Hair conditioners and treatments

HLB: 0.8
Suggested Usage Rates:  1% -10%
Clinical Tests Show Olive Oil Derivatives prevent Hair Damage.
This product has been granted EcoCert France approval and can be used in the formulation of cosmetics certified according to Ecological and Organic standards

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All the best


Aromatic Essentials and The Little Soap Shop.

Mullalyup, Western Australia, 6252.

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Natural Ingredients in Soaps

NO PALM OIL is used in any products, because I care about the preservation of the natural habitats of Orangutans. I believe in Live and Let live so I try to make compassionate choices with all ingredients.
I enrich my soaps with natural oils like Hemp Seed oil*, Coconut*  or Jojoba* that are exceptionally nutritious for the skin.
Cost is rarely a factor in obtaining the best vegetable, nut, root or flower derived ingredients.
I add all of my essential oils and Vitamin E  when the soap is cool and almost too cool to pour. The less heat, the more the potency of the herbs, oils, extracts, essential oils. That is when I add everything that I want in the finished product and in quantities that really make a difference.  The Base formula consists of natural high quality oils of Olive, Coconut*, Hemp Seed*, Castor*, Rice bran, Grape seed, Cocoa butter* and Shea* butter finish it off beautifully.
Then according to the type of Soap ie. Coconut Cream requires Organic Coconut Cream instead of the water percentage, Hemp Seed oil soap gets an additional 200mls of Raw, Natural, unprocessed Australian Hemp Seed oil, but I don’t add it to the lye like most soapers, I add it after saponification with all it’s nutrients, properties unchanged and at it’s finest.  All these things make an exceptional product, far more healing than most others. No two soaps are the same, but using these ones, I’m sure you will love them a great deal more.
My ingredients just keep getting better. Continually replacing regular with Organic and at around 85 – 90% right now for most products.
* = Organic.