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About Us



Hello, 

The Australian Olive Oil Soap is a small family-business based in Melbourne handcrafting natural soaps using the traditional cold-process method. We use fresh and natural ingredients from Australia. Our soaps are made with lots of love, care and respect to bring you only the very best for your body. 

Why are we called “The Australian Olive Oil Soap”?
Simply because we love Australian olive oil! There are so many stories and great history about olive tree and olive oil. An olive branch is also a symbol of peace. 
Olive oil is high in fatty oleic acid around 70%. Oleic acid supports  the sebum production of the skin. 
Olive oil contains natural squalene, naturally rich in vitamins such as A and E; and fatty oleic acid. All are highly-effective emollients, anti-aging and natural antioxidants that help to keep hair and skin soft and moisturised.

All our soaps are made with Australian extra-virgin olive oil as the main ingredient.

Our olive-oil soaps are handmade from scratch. They are made simply from oils and plant butter, then mixed and transformed into beautiful soap-bars with natural glycerin that is produced during the saponifying process from the traditional soap-making method.

Our soaps are presented simply in their purest form. Our focus on quality ensures the best and most-natural soaps for your skin and hair. 

We are different...

Our philosophy is simple: we make soap that is natural and healthy so that you can have healthy natural skin care for healthy natural skin.

Our use of natural ingredients, minimal packaging and handcrafting also make for a better environment for our children. 


Vision:  We create healthy-natural soaps encouraging people to use more natural products for a healthy lifestyle and are committed to a better environment with less waste and less chemical.

Mission: We use Australian extra-virgin olive oil and 100% natural ingredients to make our soaps and body products.

Value:
Quality 

We proudly hand blend our own products in small batches to ensure freshness, consistency and purity for the best nutrition for your skin and hair. 

Natural
Our products always and will always contain nothing but pure natural ingredients, many certified organic. There is nothing artificial or synthetic. No GMO ingredients are used.

Eco-friendly
Our company believes in minimal packaging and reducing plastic use is better for the earth and our planet.   

 

Timeline

I started learning how to make soap in 2015 when my youngest son was one-year old. At first, I changed to natural soaps after my second daughter suffered from hair loss while I was pregnant my son. Then came the news that Johnson & Johnson's baby powder can cause cancer - I used it a lot on my baby girl and I feel so guilty anytime I think about it. 

There are so many harmful ingredients like SLS, SLSs, chemicals used in the cosmetic industry for convenient living. They may seem like nothing and your skin might not have a reaction to them but they cannot be good for our long-term health. You can read more about these nasty chemicals here.

I started selling soap in January 2016 under the name "Lemon and Lime Studio". I made all kinds of soaps include artisan, wedding soaps with all kinds of oils, butters - I let loose with my creative and imagination! But soon after that, I wanted to create real and simple soaps for healthy skin. "Real" soaps are made with nothing but all wholesome and natural ingredients that benefit the skin. The money was invested in the quality of oils and ingredients, less waste on the decoration of the soaps.

I believe that our body, hair and scalp will be healthier if we use natural soaps or shampoos made with no synthetic ingredients, artificial colours, fragrant oils, preservatives, foam boosters or chemicals.

In 2018, I started to use the name “The Australian Olive Oil Soap” which I registered in March 2017. Why did I choose this name? Simply because I love Australian extra virgin olive oil! It is the main oil in our ingredients and a great oil for making soap.

I believe that we are creating good, high-quality handmade products from Australia using Australian extra virgin oil that can be given as gifts to family and friends in Australia and overseas. When I decided to use the name “The Australian Olive Oil Soap”, I was so proud that I could do something to thank Australia, the country that I have been living for half of my life so far - I am proud that I am Australian!

I also love formulating and creating 100% natural skincare products that are based on pure plant oils and butter. I believe that this is the best food (pure nutrition!) for the skin, hair and scalp. There is nothing artificial, nothing synthetic, no chemicals and no preservatives in our products. Just wholesome and natural ingredients that you can trust.

"Gently cleanse, moisturise, soothe, heal and protect your skin naturally, while also being kind to our planet."

Proudly Australian made and owned! I hope you enjoy and love the soap as much as we do!

Amy Pham, x