Yes, The Australian Soap Kitchen is cruelty free.
The Australian Soap Kitchen was founded by Sara Fieschi, who spent over 20 years studying, researching, and teaching health and wellness at a Melbourne-based university. She developed the brand after pondering about the ingredients found in everyday household cleaning products, and what people were feeding on their skin in general. After discovering the harmful ingredients found in commercially sold soap as well as how much plastic was being used for wash products, Fieschi was compelled to develop all-natural soaps made from eco-conscious alternatives.
On their website, The Australian Soap Kitchen shares the ingredients they use to cook up their soaps. They state, “Our focus is to use only the finest and [purest] ingredients, and simply produce natural, organic, vegan, palm oil-free, earth-conscious, skin-loving, and nourishing soap.
Our range is inspired by Australian flora. Therefore, we use Australian sourced and made ingredients from Australian producers, and only seek non-Australian alternatives in the event where a local ingredient is unavailable. We feel it is important to support fellow Australian businesses and farmers, and by sourcing locally, ‘ingredient miles’ is kept at a minimum. This is our way of respecting, cherishing, and celebrating the wonderful resources we have in Australia, and also do our part in looking after our ever-giving earth. Moreover, we incorporate certified organic ingredients where possible.”
The Australian Soap Kitchen offers cleansing products for the face, body, hair, and home. All their items have been certified as cruelty free and vegan by the non-profit organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This means that they only use plant-based ingredients and do not test their ingredients, formulations, or products on animals.
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