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Australian Ingredients You NEED to Know About

February 12, 2021

We’re pretty lucky us Aussies! Wherever we travel far and wide across this land, we're surrounded by the stunning flora and intricacies that remind us of home. It also means we’re home to an abundance of ingredients that not only smell incredible but work wonders for our skin.

Today, we’re sharing some of our favourite ingredients and why you’ll find them in your Australian Botanical Soaps.

Kakadu Plum

Distinguished as an Australian native superfood, Kakadu Plum grows far north in Australia’s Northern Territory and has been used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years as a nurturer and healer. Today, Kakadu Plum is known as the world’s richest source of Vitamin C and is celebrated as a wellness essential by many.

Kakadu Plum also contains the active nutrient ellagic acid, which inhibits melanogenesis to reduce coloured pigmentation allowing even skin colour and has evolved to survive the unforgiving outback environment so it’s developed a natural resistance to the harsh effects of the sun that can be passed on to your skin.

Wattleseed Oil

The wattle is an iconic Australian flower that is renowned throughout our country but is quickly becoming an active ingredient in many personal care products due to it being incredibly beneficial for your skin. Attributes such as anit-oxidant and anti-inflammatory set Wattleseed Oil apart from the rest and aside from this, it possesses a high concentration of gallic acid which is known for its anti-aging and protective qualities.

Gallic acid is a naturally occurring phenolic acid found in many different foods today, which are considered superfoods. From promoting even skin tone by reducing the visibility of sunspots to reducing colour pigmentation, gallic acid has a number of different benefits that can improve the overall health of your skin.


The smell of eucalyptus is synonymous with Australian Summer and one we all recognise the moment it's within our reach. We use crisp South Australian eucalyptus oil to hero this classic Australian flora and pair it with the exfoliating benefits of lemon myrtle.

A natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, many will know the cooling sensation of eucalyptus on the skin. These properties make our Eucalyptus with Lemon, Lime and Petitgrain formulation a leading choice for those wanting to soothe and refresh their skin after a long day.

Simultaneously, eucalyptus is a calming presence for those alleviating feelings of stress and mental fog. During your next shower with Australian Botanical Soaps, take a moment to breathe in the energic scents and allow them to work their way through your sinuses. Perfect to recentre and refocus, eucalyptus is one of our most-loved ingredients for synergy of the mind, body and spirit.


On the topic of ingredients that treat the mind, body and spirit, we couldn’t leave lavender off our list!

Just like its famous reputation for calming our mind, our pure lavender oil soap bar brings those same vibes to our skin.

Lavender is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory which means those experiencing body breakouts or irritations can feel a sense of calm to their flare ups.  The inflammation that can come with these concerns is quickly soothed with our lavender soap bar as it does a brilliant job at cleansing impurities and retaining moisture within the skin without excessively drying.

Our Lavender with Essential Oil natural soap bar is the perfect end to a busy day to prepare your mind and body for relaxation. Renowned for its ability to relieve stress and promote a sense of calm in our lives, add our lavender-rich soap to your evening ritual and set yourself up for a brilliant night’s sleep.

Jojoba Oil

Did you know that jojoba is the only plant you will find that stores liquid within its seed? This golden waxy like liquid shares a similar molecular structure to our own skin which means when it comes to benefitting from its abundance of vitamins, our skin absolutely welcomes it.

Vitamin E is one of the hero’s featured in jojoba oil which makes it ideal for those wanting to soothe and replenish their skin. Known for its ability to restore moisture within the skin, jojoba is a proactive choice for oily skin types as it locks in that moisture to prevent any unnecessary overproduction. We head across the Tasman to pair our jojoba oil with 100% pure manuka honey to craft a triple-milled soap bar that’s kind to all skin types.

Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle, also known as Sweet Verbena, is an ingredient from a plant that is endemic to the subtropical rainforests of central and south-eastern Queensland and has been used for medicine and flavouring in Australia for hundreds of years.

Lemon Myrtle has amazing benefits in skincare for mature or oily skin as it works as an astringent to help tighten pores and reduce irritations. With its antibacterial properties, Lemon Myrtle can help assist will skin infections, wounds and acne.

Its scent has been associated with uplifting your emotions and the ability to soothe, both your body and mind.

Discover the Australian Botanical Soap difference by introducing one of our incredible natural soap bars to your daily routine. There’s truly one for everyone!

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