About

 

INSTINKS is a small family owned and family operated business dedicated to handcrafting high quality, healthy and effective skin and hair care products that will nourish your skin and be kind to our planet.

Our products are plant based and where possible palm free and plastic free.

All of our recipes are invented, created and manufactured on our property in the Snowy Mountains of NSW Australia

 

How Did the Name INSTINKS Come About.

Instinks is not a spelling error, it’s a play on words… Trust your instincts “INSTINKS” and enjoy the latest IN Stinks!   Great essential oil blends and great products. 

OUR PRODUCTS

INSTINKS method of soap-making is using the cold-press method. This method creates a biodegradable soap and is not harmful to the environment. There is literally no waste. Everything gets used and turned into beautiful soaps which assists the skin and in turn our feeling of well-being.  Every bar of INSTINKS is poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand, here in the the Snowy Mountains of NSW.
We make natural and quality products. In addition there are no nasties in our products as we are extremely diligent in using as many natural ingredients as possible. We do not use Parabens or SLS.  The flow-on effect when water is going into our drains and then into our waterways is my way of contributing to our beautiful natural wildlife and waterways. We are against the use of microbeads in products. We use natural exfoliants such as coconut, loofah, beans and other natural items.

Why we don't use synthetic fragrances

All INSTINKS products that are scented use essential oils which are pure plant-distilled oils, essences, resins and absolutes. Sadly, many fragranced products on the market today are scented with a chemical cocktail of potentially dangerous synthetic aroma chemicals that are propriety (meaning you don't know what is in them). We refuse to use synthetic fragrances as it means we cannot list the entire ingredients. We like you to know everything that you are putting on you skin, so we blend our own essential oils to create unique INSTINKS natural scents and list every single item in your product.
 
 
PACKAGING/BOTTLING/LABELLING AND SHIPPING

We post your products in our compostable mail bags or cardboard mailer boxes. Our compostable mail bags are made from corn they decompose in 6 months.

We use postage packing or fillers that are environmentally friendly such as wood wool, shredded paper and only when necessary biodegradabe bubble wrap (fragile glass).  Our goal is to always improve our  products and its packaging as more and better options become available from suppliers on the market.

PRODUCT PACKAGING

Ourpackaging, where possible, is 100% recycled and recyclable or compostable.  we continue to research and search for packaging/bottling/labeling solutions that will be fully eco-friendly.  We are constantly researching and seeking more efficient methods of production and in turn creating a greater impact in our work practices. Packaging suppliers are coming out with better products daily and as we find better options we switch to them.

OUR INGREDIENTS

We use as many ethically natural and organic ingredients as possible.

Some of these ingredients include, but are not limited to, naturally-occuring glycerine, natural plant-based oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, caster oil, shea, cocoa butters, hemp oil, Apricot kernel oil, and Sweet almond oil. All of these ingredients produce naturally nourishing and moisturizing elements to the skin.

Additionally we use natural essential oils, flowers and spices to add colour and perfume to the products. This allows INSTINKS products to feel absolutely gorgeous, gentle and healing to the skin.

You can read more about our ingredients on our INGREDIENTS page.

 
OUR SOAP STUDIO

We are building a purpose built manufacturing soap studio that will be completely off grid using solar energy.  Watch this space as we are so excited and can’t wait to have it all completed and put pictures in this wonderful space on the website.

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