Hello my name is Sara...
I am a Mum of three wonderful children and a Health Scientist.
I have spent 20 years studying, researching and teaching health and wellness (at a Melbourne-based university), as I have always been interested in living healthfully and essentially what we are feeding our bodies and their effects on health and wellbeing.
After having my two older children, I began to increasingly think about and question what ingredients were in our everyday household wash products, and essentially what we (as a family) were feeding our skin. I also became so much more aware of our environment and the world I wanted to my children and their children and their children to live in. It did not take long for me to realise that what we feed our skin is just as important as what we feed our body. I also learnt about the many worrisome ingredients in commercial soaps, all the plastic being used in wash products and felt the need to develop an all-natural, earth-conscious alternative utlising traditional soap making methods.
I started to 'cook up' some very rustic soaps and they were an instant hit with my family, extended family and friends! Just like that The Australian Soap Kitchen was born.
Only the finest and purist ingredients go into our soaps, and no animal products or palm oil are used. In fact, majority of the ingredients used may very well be found in your kitchen pantry.
I hope you enjoy The Australian Soap Kitchen’s natural and organic soaps as much as I truly enjoy making them.
Happy soaping from me, to happy washing for you.
Founder/ Soapy Goodness Maker of The Australian Soap Kitchen
(Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutrition & Food Science) Honours, PhD)
**The Australian Soap Kitchen is registered with the Australian Government Department of Health NICNAS (registration number 15584)