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Fresh Batch

Fresh Batch

Got some new batches made this fortnight.

Starring

  • Facial Scrub – NEW formula, awesome scrubbiness from plants, clay, jojoba beads.
  • Magnesium Cream and Lotion 25% Magnesium Chloride
  • Antifungal Antibacterial Herbal Wash – cuts and sores, virii, bacteria, infections, fungus. thrush, tinia, rash.

Soaps

  • Winter Warmer
  • Aloe Vera & Green Tea
  • Coconut Cream Tangerine
  • Frankincense, Sweet Orange and Ylang ylang
  • NEW Salt Scrub bars Himalayan salt, Magnesium soap bar

Others

  • Mother’s Day Gift Collection Pamper pus+
  • Dog Skin Balm
  • Anti ageing Facial Moisturiser
  • Hand San Herbal Wash Infused herbs in alcohol with 4% Antiseptic, antiviral essential oils
A little about Aromatic Essentials

A little about Aromatic Essentials

Aromatic Essentials was established in 1989 in the Southwest town of Harvey, Western Australia.

All started because local, natural products were few and far between. Due to there being no internet at the time, I was visiting every shop, chemist and health store around. If I did find suitable products for  my baby, there would be something missing, or something that should have been missing. The only nappy rash product available was Zinc cream. Johnson & Johnson were the market leaders, but mineral oil originates from petroleum and that to me was totally unacceptable for a young child.

I began by making a nappy balm with calendula flowers and beeswax and I loved it!!!
I had the desire, the motivation and an awesome library of natural therapy books. I still have them today! It extended to ordering EVERY book available from every library in Australia, until that list was exhausted. Practice makes progress.

I dip my fingers into everything (not always literally, haha) balms, creams, lotions, hair products, soaps, crystals, aromatherapy and distilling, gardening, esoterical, spiritual, Reiki, designing, really all natural therapies.

My other passion was making aromatherapy, hand dipped, beeswax candles. I entered shows with my hand carved, colourful candles and won First and Second place awards. That was fun!

These days though, every one of my hundred odd products is 100% Vegan. Thank God for that, as back then, I was using beef tallow as my soap base. I would collect the grizzly fat from my local butcher weekly and render it down. Even the thought of that now makes my stomach turn. I eventually turned to vegetable oil, but even that was crude compared to the beautiful, luxurious, finest in the world, organic plant oils I use now.

My Mission – To make the VERY BEST – affordable to EVERYONE.
I know what it’s like to constantly miss out on the best ORGANIC skin and hair care products due to the price, and that’s why my profit margin is irrelevant. Money has never held much importance to me, even through poverty, but being in a small community meant we could do a great deal of trade without it. Local Energy Transfer System was a life saver. After my second child was born, they took priority and I took a break for almost a decade. 2013 and empty nest syndrome gave me more time and energy for new and exciting creations and the love of learning more than ever. Passion reignited and still a strong flame.

People and Pets over profit.
As long as I (more often than not) break even, I can continue to make these amazing products to help people who need it. I spend all my money on the finest ingredients I can source and I am totally committed to my craft. This is how I use my gift to give back to the world. I do it for the love, for sure.

To make the world a better place, you must be that change. 
If I were to put a price on my products which included a wage for myself, rent, electricity, fancy packaging, etc. you could expect to pay around $68 for my $15 jar. More if a stockist adds a mark-up (Chemists often have a 100% markup).

Think about this, someone else makes a skin cream with 90% olive oil, and 1% each of Jojoba, Hemp seed, Argan, the label might look similar, even the price might be too, but my nutrient rich, high end ingredients make up the whole of the product, not just enough to allow the inclusion for marketing…again profit, not passion. That’s where we differ, it’s all about the percentages. Water is usually the number 1 ingredient in a lotion, mine is infused with flowers or herbs – rose, sandalwood, lavender, or chamomile, as theres no nutrient value in water and what a huge percentage to miss out on (up to 75%). I add proportions that will make a huge difference to your skin and YOU and the nutrient content available is 100%.

I always think, “It’s what inside that counts”.

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Almost Finished

Almost Finished

As some of you might know, 12 months ago I was scammed by a so called “Web Developer” who left me completely stranded and without a web site or the money I had been saving for years.

I had to learn wordpress and it definitely expanded my mind in an explosive way! Finally after all the sleepless nights and working my ass off, it is basically finished. However, I need a proofreader with a little time to look through all the pages. If that is you, please contact me.

Thank you.

 P.S For the purpose of helping others keep their hard earned money, the scammer was Web Beyond Solution who state they reside in Endeavour Hills, Victoria, but instead it’s India. Beware of Matthew Bollinger, if that’s even his real name.

Used an Australian website, phone number, email address. Victorian  police said they are able to divert those details to appear to be Australian. I was conned. They asked for more money, I disagreed and they just stalled until Paypal wouldn’t pay me back.

It is of great concern that in this day and age, there is no effective authority to protect us. No-one cares basically.

I won’t ever again hire a web developer that isn’t local and I can meet in person.

New Products

Ingredient Oliv-Wax

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 ultra-refined 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 as a moisturising agent, showing outstanding moisturising properties and a unique silky texture even when used at low dosage level (1 – 3%).  Oliv-Wax is higihly 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:

  • Moisturisersand 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 – download PDF

This product has been granted EcoCert France approval and can be used in the formulation of cosmetics certified according to Ecological and Organic standards

Oliv-Wax

PALM FREE

100% Olive Oil

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We are located in Mullalyup, half way between Kirup and Balingup. Slow down to 70 then turn into MASLIN ST.
It’s just 800 metres to the shop, on bitumen.

The Little Soap shop in Mullalyup will be re-opening for customers 14th May 2020.

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Profit Margins, Certifications

It’s been such a busy time. I decided, when I wasn’t busy, to apply for certification for 100% Vegan and also Palm oil free, (I have cruelty free certification currently). It’s very thorough the Vegan Cert. I was even asked for the ingredients for a salt lamp! I thought I had researched extensively and was a shoe in. Some of the ingredients queried had me dumbfounded. Apple Cider vinegar. Activated charcoal. Castile soap, (which only contains organic local olive oil), and others that you wouldn’t even doubt…Just those few are dragging it on and on. It’s good that In the end I at least, will know what 100%Vegan Certification means.

I think What’s inside is what counts, but that’s coming from a manufacturers perspective. Just my luck to be so creative and have hundreds of ingredients. (Wishing I’d done a cull, of lesser products I rarely make.) I’ll have to do this sometime because Palm oil free certificationcosts ALLOT and it’s for EACH product.

Being not for profit, doesn’t do me justice in these matters. Lol.

Palm oil free is a GO!!! Now just to decide which products will proudly display the symbol cos I can only afford a few 🙂 Which brings me to ponder this..What are your thoughts on paying 70% more for a same quality product for

1. The packaging

2. Registration fees for assurances like these

3. Normal profit margin?

If my product costs $15 to make and I sell it for $18.50, (because I’m doing it to help others), and someone else sells it for $48.50, (well, cos they do it for the money- it’s a business). Is that something that’s important to you?

Often consider this too; Is that plastic bag and pretty, professional looking box satisfying enough to warrant your hard earned money? Are you happy to pay more for products because they have Certificates?

THOUGHTS?

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