A small Australian business that's fighting the good fight against palm oil and making amazing products along the way? That's something we can get behind. Founded in 1998, Urthly Organics was born the first time Julie made her own soap, and she's never looked back. Nearly two decades on, the Victorian-based business is turning heads for many reasons.
They're Palm Oil Free and POI Approved
Palm Oil Investigations (POI), the Australian "palm oil watchdog", has approved Urthly Organics; this means that every Urthly Organics product is 100% palm oil free. Biome absolutely loves this. After years of asking that products declare palm oil use, we decided to remove every product from our stores that contain palm oil. Palm oil is destroying our environment: it is causing deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, leading to the displacement and killing of endangered animals, like orangutans. This deforestation also means more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, further harming our planet. To read more on our fight against palm oil, click here
It's Fair Dinkum
Buying Urthly Organics means you're supporting a small, wholly-Australian business operating out of Central Victoria. Best of all, many of Urthly's products are crafted by Julie's own hands. How more true-blue can you get?
Urthly Organics goes to great lengths to source Australian ingredients, aiming to get them straight from the grower. This not only helps local Aussie businesses, but means a lower carbon footprint with less distance transporting materials.
And Their Ingredients Rock
Urthly Organics tries to source their ingredients locally, succeeding with their olive oil, grown in northern Victoria, hempseed oil, grown in NSW, and macadamia oil, which is wholly Australian. Apart from essential oils, many Urthly Organics ingredients, such as lavender flowers, spices and milks, are either certified organic or home grown, making them safe for you and your family. Best of all, there is never any SLS, SLES, parabens, fluoride, titanium dioxide, glycols, fragrance oil and mineral oils, which can be harmful to your well being.
Supporting Good Stuff
Urthly Organics is involved in many worthwhile causes. For instance, they currently sponsor a Cambodian family in Siem Reap: a widowed mother with breast cancer and her ten year old daughter. A business supporting those in need? That makes us love Urthly even more. And now we've sold you on how rad Urthly Organics is, here are their wonderful products!
Urthly Organics' Products
Bug Off Insect Deterrent Spray
If you've ever wanted pesky insects out of your life but didn't want to risk your health with conventional bug sprays, Urthly has got the perfect solution! With essential oils of tea tree, thyme, rosemary, lavender and cedarwood, this natural spray works to deter mosquitoes, sand flies, and flies. And it freshens your home at the same time. Win-win!.
Essential Skin Balm
This balm has a million uses. With the combined powers of cocoa, shea and mango butters, as well as coconut, sunflower and hempseed oils, the resulting balm is incredibly nourishing for every part of your bod': face, lips, hair, all the way to your feet! It's perfect for every skin type and combines many products into one, saving your money, time, and health. Buy our Balm here
Hair and Body Shampoo Bar
The only soap you'll ever need, this Hair and Body Shampoo Bar can spare you the hassle of countless products and countless chemicals. It's great for all hair types, including dreadlocks! Buy our Shampoo Bar here
Hand and Body Wash
This multi-purpose product (seriously, which Urthly product doesn't
have a million uses?) is an easy pump soap and free from all nasties. It comes in two sumptuous scents: Australian Bush
Lemon ironbark, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme essential oils transport you to the great (smelling) Aussie outback. Buy it here
. Lemon Myrtle
Lemon myrtle essential oil envelopes you in a lemony-fresh sphere of cleanliness. Buy it here
Melting Moments Solid Bath Oils
With a base of cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba, and vitamin E, these super-nourishing oils transport bath time to a heavenly-smelling place. Each pack comes with four bath oils, each with a different essential oil blend: “Peace on Urth”
has cedarwood, pink grapefruit, orange, frankincense, and rose absolute essential oils. “Heaven on Urth”
has orange, lavender, marjoram, bergamot, and neroli essential oils. “Love on Urth”
has lavender, mandarin, patchouli, vanilla, and rose essential oils. “Happiness on Urth”
has orange, ylang ylang, cardamom, patchouli, clove, bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood, and rose essential oils. Buy our Bath Oils here
Pet Shampoo Bar
Even the grubbiest pet can sparkle clean with this specially-formulated Pet Shampoo Bar! Bypassing all the chemicals in conventional pet washes and treatments, this bar uses green clay to keep fur fresh. Neem and tea tree oils also deter pests from annoying your best friend. This bar can be used to wash dogs, horses, guinea pigs, and many other furry creatures (except for cats – but trying to wash them is a whole other ball game anyway).
Urthly Organics loves its soap; it only makes sense that it has a LOT to choose from:
Blue Mallee Eucalyptus
100% olive oil soap, making it gentle on sensitive skin, with added eucalyptus and alkanet root. Buy it here
Especially formulated for scrubbing dirty feet and helping cracked heels, this soap will leave your toes tingly fresh with peppermint and lavender. Buy it here
Perfect for soil-covered mitts, this soap is great for scrubbing all your worries (and dirt) away. Imbued with basil, rosemary, orange, eucalyptus, ground coffee, white sand, and frankincense resin, you've never smelt better coming from the garden. Buy it here
Lavender, Patchouli & Sandalwood
West Indian Sandalwood creates a lovely woody scent, that makes showering feel like a walk in the woods. Buy it here
Lemon Myrtle, Turmeric & Poppy Seed
A lemony scent to leave your bod' (and shower) smelling citrus-y fresh. Buy it here
Palmarosa & Patchouli Orange
With alkanet, eucalyptus oil and ground leaves, this slightly-exfoliating bar will leave your skin soft and nourished. Buy it here
Patchouli, Hemp & Cocoa
Ground hemp seeds and Fairtrade cocoa = a finely-exfoliating bar that smells good enough to eat. Buy it here
Patchouli, Kaffir Lime & Lavender
A citrus-y and calming soap that is perfect for nighttime soaks. Buy it here
Made for the life of a tradie, this soap makes scrubbing grease, dirt and grime an easy task. With eucalyptus, orange, tea tree, rosemary, aniseed and cedarwood oil, you'll wash the day's worries away in a cloud of amazing scents. Buy it here
Urthly Organics is a small business with a big heart. Not only is it's amazing products nourishing for our skin and helping us bypass harsh chemicals, but it's support for causes and the betterment of our planet has us gushing for Urthly Organics. To read more from our Biome blog, click here