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Our fragrance-free soap, lip balm, and tooth powder, are described below. I'm working on a "proper" ordering process where you click and purchase; in the meantime, CONTACT ME to order online

I'm working on a "proper" ordering process where you click and purchase; in the meantime, CONTACT ME to order online

Fragrance-Free 100% Tallow Soap

Ingredients:

  • 100% hand rendered tallow (hand-rendered from fat that comes from our own organically raised cattle)
  • rain water
  • caustic soda (which is converted during the soap-making process and is no longer present in the final soap)

Nothing else. 

Contented cattle with a bowl of tallow soap in the foreground

Read more about our ingredients, soap-making process, and ethics

  • "So nice to find a plain, simple, fragrance-free soap that is locally and ethically made and that I know is good for my family's skin"
  • “Best shaving soap ever”
  •  “Solved a problem I had with stinging, itchy skin after showering”
  • “Fixed a rash on my hands, which comes back whenever I stop using this soap”
  • "I use it all over, including washing my hair"
  • "We all use it; it even works great for our dog and I feel good about not using nasty ingredients on her"
  • "Longest lasting soap I ever had"

Why we don't use essential oils in our Soap

Essential oils can both heal and harm. They're harvested and processed on an industrial scale with big impacts on plants and aquatic environments.  They're also highly concentrated and extremely powerful, with the potential to dull our senses, to kill normal as well as abnormal cells, and to contribute to antibiotic resistance. I support the careful use of essential oils by qualified healers; I avoid them in other settings.

olive oil, beeswax, and Lip Balm on a wooden chopping board

Beeswax and olive oil lip balm 

Ingredients: local bees wax + olive oil. 

Food for your lips - olive oil and beeswax are skin-friendly ingredients that our bodies understand and agree with. 

Beeswax comes from bee keepers who need our support to maintain honey bee populations.

Tooth Powder

Ingredients: bentonite clay, baking soda, salt, peppermint leaf powder, stevia leaf powder.

Read on to find out:

  • why this instead of toothpaste from tubes?
  • about using and storing this tooth powder 
  • why we don't use essential oils in our tooth powder

Why use this instead of toothpaste from tubes?

The sweet, foamy stuff in the tubes in the supermarket is packed with ingredients that can damage our oral health. They have nothing to do with cleaning our teeth -- they're purely to make the toothpaste appeal to modern consumer taste.

Even most toothpastes labelled "natural" contain ingredients that are unfriendly to our oral micro-biome. And almost all of them are wastefully packaged.

As you can see in the picture above, this tooth powder contains ONLY ingredients that are completely non-toxic. The ingredients we use: 

  • discourage unfriendly bacteria without bombing your oral micro-biome,
  • stimulate healthy blood circulation in your gums,
  • may bind with toxins to remove them,
  • support the remineralization process of healthy tooth enamel

Your toddler could eat this without harm. And we use washable, re-fillable containers that you can return rather than tossing in the rubbish.

Notes about using and storing this tooth powder

If you've been used to using the sweet, foamy stuff in the tubes, these tips will help you make the switch to natural tooth powder successfully. 

The peppermint and stevia leaf powders in this mixture lose their aroma and flavor quickly when wet, and the salt attracts moisture. So it's a good idea to:

  • put it in the fridge or in air conditioning if you're keeping it any length of time. When it's in use you can keep it in the bathroom but if you're storing it, put it somewhere with low humidity. 
  • train your family not to dip dripping toothbrushes in it and to screw the lid back on after use to keep moisture out.

If you prefer, it's easy can add water or coconut oil to this tooth powder to form a paste. Do this in small quantities and don't try to store the paste for long.

Why we don't use essential oils in our Tooth Powder

Essential oils can both heal and harm. They're harvested and processed on an industrial scale with big impacts on plants, aquatic environments, and people, and may contribute to antibiotic resistance. I support the careful use of essential oils by qualified healers; otherwise I avoid them.

Grated ginger and honey in a jar

Ginger Honey

Ingredients: organically grown ginger from our own garden + raw unfiltered local honey.

Ginger has an amazing array of medicinal benefits, and preserving it in honey is a great way to make them readily available.

How to use: Use liberally for coughs, colds, sore throats, cold or flu-related earaches, and sinus congestion. Tuck into it as soon as you feel a cold or flu coming on.

Strain out the lumps and use as cough medicine (not for children under 1 year).

Pour boiling water over a teaspoonful (lumps and all) in a cup to make soothing ginger tea. Or put it (with or without the lumps) on your toast, drizzle it into your yogurt or muesli, add it into stir fries.

This is a live, probiotic food, so do refrigerate if it's going to be more than a few days before you use it all up.

This product is too heavy for us to ship at a reasonable price. Available locally at the Atherton Food CoopOr better yet, make your own - I wrote about making ginger honey here, and about growing ginger here. 

Laundry Washing Liquid

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Ingredients: washing soda, our home-made soap, rain water, and plenty of "elbow grease." No essential oils, because those are unnecessary and potentially harmful. Utterly safe for you, your garden, and all your clothing, sheets, and towels.

(Note that if you have fabrics that need to stay a bright, unnatural white, or neon colors, this isn't the best washing liquid for those fabrics.)

This product is too heavy for us to ship at a reasonable price. Contact us to order if you live locally


Find our soap at Atherton Health Foods and our soap, lip balm, tooth powder, and ginger honey at the Atherton Food Coop and at Sprout to Life in Malanda.

Can't get to Atherton or Malanda? I'm working on a "proper" ordering process where you click and purchase; in the meantime, CONTACT ME to order directly from us.

More about us

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We're a family of 4 with a small farm near Millaa Millaa. For 16 years we've been practicing healthier choices in what we eat, wash with, and put on our skin. Recently we've begun to offer for sale some of the products we make for ourselves. 

It's all hand made in small batches at our kitchen table with the simplest and most local ingredients possible. Our goal is to source our ingredients first from our own garden and farm, secondly from local small businesses, and thirdly from ethical sellers who care about their impact.

We believe it's up to all of us, in our own kitchens, gardens, and communities, to get on with taking better care of ourselves and our families in ways that also take care of the world around us.

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