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Rebrand Update

In November last year, we announced that Sailor Mouth Soaps was being rebranded. With all of the upheaval and social isolation thanks to COVID-19, many of you have asked whether we're still going ahead as planned. The short answer is, YES! When news of the pandemic broke and Australia began to shut down travel, borders and businesses, I did spend some time wondering if right now is the best time to launch our new brand.    Is this insensitive to all of the people who've lost their jobs or loved ones? Who'd even be interested when our lives are in such upheaval? Will anyone even be in a position to buy from me?   Then I realised that I needed this....

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What actually happens when your handmade business moves house

They say moving house is one of the top five most stressful things an adult can go through. I was sceptical at first but now, I agree.  My post about our impending move from July last year reads pretty calmly. At that stage, we were getting the house ready to sell and having it staged was part of the process, so we had to get virtually everything packed away, months before the actual move AND paint the interior and fix the landscaping prior to the staging/photography. It was also a huge rush to get our house on the market asap because, well, we'd already put an offer on the other house and it was conditional upon us selling ours. It was...

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Shipping and delivery during COVID-19

Hello everyone, I hope you're all staying well and an appropriate distance from everyone. Crazy times are afoot and needless to say, we needed to make some changes to our FAQ and Terms of Service while we are in the midst of global upheaval.  We have all of the information below but to summarise: We're trialling discounted shipping for Queensland customers of $7.50 via Sendle All international mail deliveries are suspended Please read the excerpt from our updated FAQ below for further information. COVID-19 UPDATE - SHIPPING AND DELIVERY TIME FRAMES We are living in unprecedented times and the global pandemic situation changes daily. Due to this, we're making some changes to our business and where we can ship. Please note these...

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All about sea salt soap - benefits, lather and skin feel

Sea salt soap, or salt bars are a recent obsession of mine. Having struggled with oily skin my whole life, I was intrigued by their ability to remove excess oil but not overdry the skin. The ingredients were simple enough - coconut oil and salt. I had them in stock. But what I wasn't prepared for was how much I'd love making and using salt bars. Salt isn't new in skincare. It's in everything from soaking salts to bath bombs, even in hair volumising sprays. If you've swum in the ocean, you'll know how cleansing it is, in more ways than one (shout out to my Witchy peeps!) In this blog post, I hope to answer some of your questions...

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Why Activated Charcoal is good for your skin

Activated charcoal is a popular ingredient in soap and skincare due to its ability to absorb excess oil and detoxify dirt and impurities from the skin. It has been used for many years in both cosmetics and medicine and has a cult following in China as one of the ultimate cosmetic ingredients. It's been used since the Ming Dynasty after all! How is Activated Charcoal made? Many people wonder - "is Activated Charcoal the same kind of stuff left over after a campfire?" In short, the answer is no.  The Charcoal used in cosmetics and medicine is "Activated" through a high-temperature steam activation process, which increases the particle surface area and enhances its ability to absorb. Temperatures of 600 to...

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