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About Our Natural Soap

Soap is made by saponifying oils or fats. And the nature of any soap depends on both the oils you start with and the nature of the saponification process.

At Native Nut, macadamia oil is the core of our natural soap.

Why?

Because the oil produced from the macadamia nut is packed full of an almost unique combination of unsaturated lipids which closely resemble those in human sebum (the stuff that keeps our skin moist).

It’s a bit like olive oil, just better.

So much so that macadamia oil is sometimes called the vanishing oil, because it is rapidly absorbed into the skin leaving it soft and supple but not clogged.

All in all it is about the perfect moisturiser for our skin and great for making glycerine rich natural soap. 

But rarely does a single oil produce the perfect soap. So at Native Nut we blend in a touch of coconut and olive oil to round out all of our soaps so it feels great and has the perfect balance of cleansing and moisturizing properties. It cleans effectively and is gentle on your skin.

Keeping It Local to the Sunshine Coast

At Native Nut, we only use Australian macadamia oil, made from Australian macadamia nuts.

When we set out to make soap we wanted to make the most of the resources from our region of Australia. The macadamia nut fitted the bill perfectly.

The macadamia’s native habitat ranges from northern New South Wales through south east Queensland, so is right on our doorstep here in the Sunshine Coast. Sadly, that native rainforest habitat is under threat and whilst the macadamia is widely cultivated throughout south east Queensland and northern New South Wales, all the wild varieties of macadamia tree are listed a vulnerable or endangered.

Not only that, macadamia oil is made from those kernals that don't quite make the grade for roasting and eating....so we are maximising the use of otherwise unwanted nuts. 

We like to keep things simple so we chose to fragrance each of our soaps with a single essential oil. All of the essential oils we have chosen have some antiseptic properties.

We only use 100% pure essential oils. Some people do occasionally find their skin reacts to some essential oils, so if you think you might be sensitive to any of our fragrances l you should test the soap on a small area of skin before use.