Sugarloaf Soap

PO Box 87, Dungog, NSW, 2420 All other, Other gifts, Specialist services, Wedding services

Behind the Business: Karen Sowter

Combining vitality of rural Australia and freshness of the farm.

Sugarloaf Soaps are handmade on farm using natural oils, organic ingredients, Australian botanics and are renowned for being nasty free.

Sugarloaf Soap started when Karen’s darling son changed from a delicious sweet smelling baby to a sweaty stinky toddler and she couldn’t find anything pure or gentle enough to use on his skin. Karen experimented with local farmers oils to make soaps to reduce the skin irritations he suffered as a baby.

Her philosophy is simple, use local and pure oils, natural products, a time tested method and mix.

The soap blends are inspired by what is in season, what’s in the farm pantry, what’s on farm and at local farmers markets.

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“An outstanding soap. The finest natural soap I have used. The soaps last well. I still giggle about the upside down nailbrush holder tip. I have allergies so I do research the ingredients of products I use. This soapmaker doesn’t hide harmful chemicals because she doesn’t use any. ” — Lindy, Warriewood NSW.

“I haven’t been able to use soap for years. I’ve tried handmade soap before and still had reactions.

I used Sugarloaf Soap’s Hops and Honey with caution and waited for the itching and rash under my arms, it wasn’t til later that day that I realised I wasn’t scratching. I was comfortable with no reaction. I’ve been using Karen’s soaps for a couple of weeks now and am very happy. Great news you’ve got the online shop up and running. Thank you.”

— Andrew R, Rutherglen Victoria.

“Hi Karen, I met you at the Orange Grove Market a few weeks ago. It was lovely to meet you and I am loving the lavender and oat soap I bought, it’s rich and lovely on my skin. I hope you got some time to shop up a storm in the City later that day. I’ll see you soon, I need to get some of that beer soap!”

— Sam K, Sydney NSW

PO Box 87, Dungog, NSW, 2420

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