WHAT MAKES US BETTER
We are purposeful in the way we make our natural skincare products right from sourcing clean
ingredients all the way through to how we package them and beyond.
And to make sure we're consistent, we made up our own Quality Method and called it the 3C's – Curate, Chemistry and Create:
1. CURATE Clean Ingredients
We carefully select our premium, eco-friendly, palm free, vegan and cruelty free ingredients – from the vitamin-rich organic oils to the natural colours and exquisite scents – that meet our high standards of quality and luxury for your skin and body. We build relationships with our Suppliers and Partners and maintain alignment with our values and high standards of clean beauty. We are authentic, committed to honest labelling and constructively promote clean luxury living such as through our blog where we share research studies and insights.
2. CHEMISTRY Made The Traditional Way
We handcraft our soaps traditionally in small, cold-process batches with organic ingredients like coconut and olive oils and cured for 4 weeks. Beyond soaps, our body oils and skincare products are infused with skin-loving natural cleansers like kaolin clay, nutrient-rich elements like colloidal oatmeal and aromatic essential oils – offering both nourishment and captivating scents. Like fine wine, our creations only get better with time.
3. CREATE Centrepiece Designs
Our skincare products are purposefully designed to be both beautiful and functional led by our in-house Australian Designer. For example, our soaps look like modern, luxury art centrepieces in your bathroom yet are also functional. They are developed to be practically useful for the individual’s skin as well as being friendly to our living Earth.We like to call this Clean Luxury Living. We aim for our products to be packaged using sustainable materials that are recyclable, eco-friendly or have zero-waste target. C.A.F.M. Botanics products are exclusively available online, through our approved Stockists, in select Market Stalls and key venues.
WHY WE DON'T USE PALM OIL • PALM OIL FREE
When was the last time you looked at the ingredients label on your supermarket soap?
I know right?! If you're like us, we never used to until we did.
Next time, look at the label of your soap bar, you'll find Palm Oil as one of the main ingredients in almost all of them. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has expressed that many products using palm oil aren't clearly labelled.1
Palm Oil and its derivatives can appear hidden behind many names listed below.2
Look out for these ingredients:
|Sodium Lareth Sulfate
|Sodium Palm Kernalate
|Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
|Sodium lauryl lactylate
A recent 2021 Research Study, conducted by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, linked fatty acids found in palm oil encourages the spread of cancer – called metastasis – in the mouth and skin.3 Found in many beauty products,4 there are many arguments about the effects of Palm Oil including not being cruelty free due to production putting vulnerable species at risk of extinction5, sustainability and environmental impacts5,6,7 and serious health concerns8 such as being carcinogenic.
While discussions and debates carry on, we want to do the right thing by our customers and avoid Palm Oil and its potential risks altogether – for your safety, security and peace of mind. We stand by our premium quality products, improve clean beauty standards, protect our living Earth and commit to offering you only the best for your body. Become part of our Clean Luxury Living movement today.
4. Gesteiro, Eva, et al. “Palm Oil on the Edge.” Nutrients, vol 11, iss. 9, 2019, doi:10.3390/nu11092008
7. Sheil, Douglas, et al. The impacts and opportunities of oil palm in Southeast Asia: What do we know and what do we need to know?. Vol. 51. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research, 2009.
"The soaps are delightful and super silky."
"The soaps are delightful and super silky... my body was velvety after the bath!!!
I showered with the rose petal soap and it seemed like I spent the night in a bottle of rose perfume!"
– Lua S.
"I love how creamy and soft the soaps are!"
"I love how creamy and soft the soaps are – I didn't expect that! Partner loves it. Definitely smells fresh and clean. I'm also very into what goes on in the ingredients, so this natural soap range is up my alley. 5/5" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
– Emilio M.
"I love how every product has its own smell."
"I love how every product has its own smell. Also, the shapes are really nice, it's easy to use and look's stylish in the house as my friends told me. Easily the best natural soaps!"
– Tom B.