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.

‘Much of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream within 26 seconds’

That’s why only pure, natural ingredients go into every batch of 100% Natural Soap. 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.


At Au Naturel – 100% Natural Handmade Soap, we do not believe that natural has to equal boring. A wide variety of soap is available, for all skin types and people. Different textures, scents, colours, and cleansing qualities make every shower a refreshing and delightful experience.

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, to receive all the up-to-date news as it happens!


Palm oil is a popular choice of oil, particularly 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? Unless it is made from detergents, it is more than probable that the first ingredient will be sodium palmate, or sodium palm kernelate, the soap (salt) of palm & palm kernel oil. 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. 36 football fields of forest are been destroyed every minute, much of that for oil palm plantations.

HOW are Au Naturel products PACKAGED?

Packaging is kept to a minimum. This ensures that you are not paying for extravagant wrappings, but rather for quality ingredients and a fabulous product.

At the same time, every effort is made so that you still enjoy receiving & unwrapping each purchase. Minimal packaging reduces the environmental impact.

Natural soap contains glycerine, which absorbs moisture from the air, & so it is normal for natural soap to sweat in humid weather. 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 used to have to wrap these in plastic. But now, instead, we dip them in plain soap, so that you can still enjoy a fabulous bar, without worrying about plastic usage.

Eco-friendly Range

We have further expanded our Eco-friendly range by providing the Soap Jar – 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 soap in block form, as well as liquid shower gel in block form – another first for SA!

You can therefore rest assured that each purchase of Au Naturel – 100% Natural Handmade Soap 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. We also have a Facebook Group, where you can ask questions & learn from other clients.