Here at the Australian Natural Soap Company, we don’t let anything go to waste.
Our All Natural Soap Flakes are made only of natural plant oil goodness and packed in sustainable packaging, ensuring hundreds of plastic bottles are saved from becoming landfill! Made up of off cuts from our all natural soaps, they are ground down into handy flakes that can be used for all types of cleaning purposes.
What makes our All Natural Soap Flakes better than conventional detergents?
Firstly, chemicals used in conventional detergents often leave a residue on our clothes and linens that can easily be absorbed by our skin. Washing powder is often overlooked as a product that is not used directly on our skin. However, every time we do a load of laundry with conventional detergents, we are putting ourselves in contact with chemical we would never dream of using on our bodies. These chemicals have the potential to pose a range of health risk that may including but not limited to allergies, headaches, nausea and contact dermatitis.
As well as the risks these chemicals in conventional detergents pose to ourselves and families, they also have an impact on our environment after use. Millions of tons of detergents are used every day ending up in our waterways and are toxic to aquatic life. If the toxic fragrances weren’t enough, conventional laundry detergents also contain phosphates, sulfates, ammonia, naphthalene, phenol, optical brighteners, EDTA, and more. These chemicals also can be harmful to our health as well as have long term toxic effects on the environment.
Lastly, its important to consider the amount of energy, natural resource and waste that is involved in the mass production and transportation of billions of gallons of plastic packaged, toxic laundry detergents. This is a factor that ourselves as a small footprint family, is just too significant to ignore.
Do they work?
There are many amazing benefits to our all natural and eco-friendly soap flakes especially due to their diverse range of uses. Our founder Emma says she simply cannot live without our all natural soap flakes…
“I feel like I use about a kilo of these some days, washing all my daughter’s clothes and nappies and using the cleaning gel means it works on pretty much anything. We’ve been using our soap offcuts for years in this way in our house so it makes me so happy that they have become one of our most popular products.” – Emma
How can you purchase them online?
All of our handmade soaps are palm oil free, cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, detergent free, biodegradable & vegan. Our all natural soap flakes come in two handy sizes, 300 grams and 1kg. They will leave your clothes smelling beautiful and fresh, are biodegradable, grey water friendly and are suitable for both front and top lop loading washing machines. Our natural soap flakes can also be used in many ways and are not just for washing clothes!
How to use our all natural soap flakes…
in a washing machine:
Use 1 tablespoon of our all natural soap flakes for front loading washing machines. Alternatively for top loaders place 1 tablespoon of all natural soap flakes directly into the load. These flakes can be used in both hot and cold water. Combine this with a few drops of our Tea Tree Essential Oil or Eucalyptus Essential Oil for added natural anti-bacterial properties. Not only will your washing smell amazing, but will also be beneficial for both your skin and the environment!
for handwashing clothes:
Use 1 tablespoon of our all natural soap flakes in a sink filled with warm water, stirring until bubbles form. Soak and scrub garments into soapy water.
Alternatively, if without a sink, rubbing all natural soap flakes directly onto wet clothes also works great!
for dishwashing liquid:
Add approximately 1 tablespoon to hot water. Stir vigorously to dissolve & create bubbles. Pour the liquid into a reusable squeeze bottle. Wash away and rinse as you would with any other dishwashing liquid.
*Not recommended to be used in dishwashers
How to make a cleaning gel to use around the house:
Add equal portions of boiling water to our all natural soap flakes into a container and let sit for at least an hour, allowing the flakes to dissolve and thicken. This thick paste is great for washing kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Use as you would a usual household cleaner.
How to make a liquid soap for washing your hands with our All Natural Soap Flakes:
Add approximately 3 parts hot water to 1 part of our all natural soap flakes, stir vigorously to dissolve. Pour into reusable liquid soap bottle. Wash and rinse as you would with any other liquid soap. This luxurious liquid soap can be used for bathrooms, kitchens or anywhere else!