Did You Know...
Every tin of Natural Approach deodorant purchased indirectly helps to support local and indigenous communities within Australia and around the world. So thanks to you, they enjoy a better quality of life. They include:
Women and their families in North Africa
We use beautiful raw, unrefined shea butter from Deluxe Shea Butter Australia who source it from their sister company Deluxe Shea Butter Ghana Ltd. They are:
- Certified Organic by Ecocert for EU Organic under the European Regulation,
- USDA Organic under the National Organic Program and certified Fair Trade by Ecocert under the Fair for Life Program.
The shea butter is produced by women's cooperatives in Gumo-Kumbungu in Tamale, North Africa. In many cases the shea trade is the only source of income for these women and their families.
Remote Coastal Communities in the Solomon Islands
Our coconut oil is sourced from Niulife which is certified organic and fair trade.
"Niulife are a 100% not-for-gloss social enterprise that's serious about erasing poverty and empowering lives in some of the worlds poorest remote coastal communities."
"Everything they do is about people and the lives that they are changing. 100% of the profits from all Niulife products go towards empowering lives, erasing poverty, and bringing hope for local villagers in coastal communities."
Photo from Niulife: Judith works alongside friends and family in her own village of Asimana making virgin coconut oil and now earns a fair wage in a place where there is virtually NO employment.
Remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia
We source Australian Sandalwood (Indigenous deadwood) from Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils (DSO), in Western Australia. The Dutjahn Custodians are 50% stakeholders in the distillery.
Profits from the oil distillation business will generate much needed work and funding to remote Indigenous communities and will allow them to invest in community projects which will generate employment.
Our gorgeous beeswax is sourced from local beekeepers here in Australia who take great pride in and care for their bees. We love supporting and helping their business grow.
Australian Farmers in Queensland
We are proud to support and purchase delicious organic Queensland Vanilla beans from Vanilla Dreams Australia to scent our deodorant. They are a wholly owned and operated family farm in the Qld sub-tropics who produce premium quality products.
Local printers in Mildura, Vic
We are stoked to be able to source our paper labels and brochures from a local business here in Mildura. Park Douglas Printing is a family owned and operated printing business. Since 1982 they're printed on practically anything on paper! They have done an amazing job designing and print our paper labels and printing our brochures.
We strive towards an eco-friendly, zero waste business
Every effort is made to reduce waste. For example:
- Our deodorants are hand-poured into reusable and recyclable cosmetic grade screw top tins. Great to keep all those tiny treasures.
- We use recycled boxes when possible to ship our deodorants.
- Ingredients are purchased in bulk to reduce packing.
- We do our best to reduce single use plastic and recycle it accordingly if it's unavoidable.
- Packaging materials are repurposed and recycled.
We NEVER test on animals!
Prior to launching new products, we search for friendly humans to test our products and provide valuable feedback. We never test on animals and never will, just smelly, fun loving humans. If you're interested in participating, feel free to join our mailing list and you might be testing our next product!