Here at the Natural Washing Company we have several aims:
- To use natural plant based ingredients as much as possible
- To use locally sourced ingredients
- To support smaller manufacturers in the production of good quality products; producers who are experts in their field, who provide stable local employment
- To have a minimal number of ingredients in our products
- To investigate eco friendly packaging options and if possible eliminate the use of plastic, or if no alternatives are viable to use recycled and recyclable plastic
Here are some of the ingredients that we use regularly in our products:
Rosemary is an aromatic herb in the mint family, and has been used for medicinal and sacred purposes for thousands of years. Rosemary oil has a wide variety of properties in particular it is a strong natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and an anti-inflammatory.
Rapeseed Oil is high in omega 3, 6 and 9, in fact it has 10 times the amount of Omega 3 found in Olive Oil, it is also rich in vitamin K and vitamin E
Coconut Oil is a highly saturated oil made from raw Coconut and has a number of beneficial properties for skin: it is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and very moisturising.
Glycerine, also known as glycerine or glycerol, is a natural humectant (or moisturising agent) that works by drawing in and retaining moisture in the upper layer of your skin. It is made naturally during the soap making process. Some soap manufacturers remove the glycerin to use in more expensive products like skin creams. We not only leave it in our soap but also add extra. It is a super moisturiser and has a big impact on soothing sore and irritated hands. It helps to moisturise and care for your skin.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most multi-purpose versatile essential oils with uses in the kitchen, general wellbeing as well as medicinal. The essential oil is known to ease muscle pain and inflammation with a pleasant cooling and warming sensation on the skin. It is antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic. The scent is invigorating and energising as well as soothing. We love it because of its fresh sharp wake-me up scent and its extra cleansing properties.
Tea Tree Oil from the leaves of the Tea Tree has a clean and soothing characteristic scent. It is a powerful antiseptic and kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. It also has a natural anti-inflammatory action. It can treat wounds, provide soothing relief for aches and pains and promote a sense of calm.
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive oil is close in chemical structure to the skin's natural oil and is the perfect moisturiser, especially for dry skin. It has regenerative properties and keeps skin soft and supple. It has powerful antiseptic and healing properties; it’s antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory as well as having high levels of antioxidants so it protects skin from damaging effects of pollution as well as being moisturising and soothing.
Lavender is entwined with washing and cleanliness it’s name derives from the Latin root “lavare” which means “to wash.” We love the addition of Lavender essential oil; it is naturally antimicrobial and antiseptic as well as anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and soothing. It balances the skin, relaxes sore muscles, it’s calming to the mind and it has a crisp clean scent.