Why Au Naturel Is So Special
Born out of the need for safe, non-toxic, truly natural skincare, Au Naturel is one-of-a-kind. We started out as 100% Natural Handmade Soap, simply sharing our family stash of gorgeous natural soap with others, but it soon grew to include many other products that we, as a family, love & use daily.
Our skin is our largest organ, so using toxin-laden personal care products can have a detrimental effect, not only on the condition of our skin, but also on our over-all health.
‘Your skin easily absorbs anything that touches it within 26 seconds’
That’s why only pure, natural ingredients go into every batch of Au Naturel products. This means:
- 🌸 No artificial colourants or fragrances
- 🌸 No sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)
- 🌸 No parabens
- 🌸 No animal fats
- 🌸 No palm oil
- 🌸 Preservative-free
Each batch is carefully and lovingly formulated, handmade using only edible ingredients and essential oils, and personally packaged to be couriered to you.
100% Natural Handmade Soap, Lotions, Household Cleaners & More!
At Au Naturel, natural does not equal boring. A wide variety of soap & body care products are available, for all skin types and people. Different textures, scents, colours, and cleansing qualities make every shower a refreshing and delightful experience.
Our lotions, creams & colognes contain ZERO preservatives, ZERO water and ZERO nasties. Made with premium ingredients, they last way longer than you would imagine, with clients reporting using the same jars for years! More bang for your buck.
Find soap for babies, children & adults; for dry, normal or oily skin; for face, body, hands or hair. Because there is always something new happening, its best to sign up for the monthly newsletters. Receive all the up-to-date news as it happens!
Organic & Vegan Ingredients
We use only organic essential oils for all our leave-on products, and use only organic essential oils as far as reasonably possible in our soaps. Most of our oils & butters are organic, unrefined and cold-pressed. To use only such expensive ingredients in soap, which washes down the drain, would push the price up too much, but we do use organic as far as reasonably possible in our soaps as well.
The vast majority of our products are vegan, simply because we do not use animal fats AT ALL. Look for the leaf 🌱 – it indicates the product is vegan. You can also access vegan products from the menu bar at the top of the page. On mobile, the menu is listed at the bottom, just scroll down to find it.
Confused By The Variety? Don’t Know What To Choose?
Visit our Articles to learn more – products are compared and specific traits listed in a way that makes it easy to pick out your match. Still undecided? Reach out to us on our social media pages, or contact us here.
Au Naturel is PROUDLY PALM OIL FREE
Palm oil is the oil of choice in restaurants, and in at least half of all packaged products worldwide. Ice cream, margarine, lipstick… and soap.
When last did you read the ingredient list of your commercially manufactured soap? The first ingredient is probably sodium palmate, or sodium palm kernelate, the soap (salt) of palm & palm kernel oil (unless its a detergent bar). Commercial baby soaps are commonly made with palm oil, fragrance and other additives.
Palm oil is cheap and the demand for it is growing. What few people realize, is that it is one of the leading causes of deforestation. Every minute, humans destroy 36 football fields of forest, much of that for oil palm plantations.
What PACKAGING does Au Naturel use?
Packaging is kept to a minimum, and is plastic-free. You are therefore not paying for extravagant wrappings, but for quality ingredients and a fabulous product.
At the same time, every effort is made so that you still enjoy receiving & unwrapping each purchase. Our colourful packaging is therefore minimal & plastic-free, reducing the environmental impact. 100% natural handmade soap, 100% natural packaging, right?
100% Natural, 100% Plastic-Free
It is normal for natural soap to sweat in humid weather. Because 100% natural soap contains natural glycerine, it absorbs moisture from the air. We package our soap in paper bags to prevent this. Salt bars attract even more moisture due to the high concentration of salt in them (equal parts soap and salt). We DO NOT wrap these in plastic. These bars are, rather, dipped in plain soap, so that you can still enjoy a fabulous bar, without worrying about plastic usage.
Eco-friendly, 100% Natural Range
The Soap Jar is a FIRST for South Africa. Instead of purchasing your soap in a glass jar every time, opt for the Soap Jar (a jar made entirely out of soap) which can be used in the shower. You can also get your dishwashing liquid in block form, as well as liquid shower gel in block form – another FIRST for SA!
Rest assured that each purchase of Au Naturel is going to give you the best experience possible, while guarding your skin’s health and your pocket.
We do not make any health claims, but the scores of good results from clients over the years speak for themselves. Visit our Facebook page and see for yourself. You can also join our Facebook Group, where you can ask questions & learn from other clients.