Organic Care is an Australian made and owned company (Natures Organics) that make bath and body products – though I have only ever found the body washes and shampoo/conditioner in the shops. To tell you the truth (which I do try to do!), I walked past this brand for years, for two reasons. 1) the supermarkets tend to hide them on the bottom shelves (although I have noticed they are bringing the shampoos into line-of-sight now, which is nice), and 2) I thought there was no way it could be any good – I thought they were another brand cashing in on the eco-friendly trend. Cynical, and wrong as it turns out.
I’ve been right to be cynical on any number of occasions – lets just think about the number of products that have ‘aromatherapy’ in the title when they have NO essential oils in them whatsoever – and the price of the Organic Care range was so reasonable: around NZ $6 for 400ml of product.
Here is the ingredient list:
As you can see, the vast majority of the ingredients are naturally sourced and explained, and the range is vegan, grey water safe, and the bottle is made from corn rather than crude oil byproducts – which is a lovely touch. They have also changed the bottle shaped – it was very straight up and down, and now is almost tear drop shaped.
I find this shower milk to be non-drying to the skin, an effective cleanser, and smells pretty. Very strong, fruit and coconut and a hint of floral, but it doesn’t linger on the skin afterwards.
I do wish that there wasn’t so much palm kernal oil in it, but I understand that is probably why the price is so low. I could point fingers at the fact that the only listed organic products occur in very small amounts (at the bottom of the list), but thats all being fairly picky. I do hope that one day those things will change, but in the meantime here is a company, not testing on animals, thinking about ethics and petrol-chemical alternatives even in their packaging, which is affordable. And that’s very rare, and worth (in my opinion) supporting. I’d also love more of their products to be available to us – I’d love to check them out! I buy mine from Countdown, also Pak n Save and Foodtown / Woolworths, as well as New World – so they are almost everywhere. You can also check out their website here: http://www.naturesorganics.com.au/haircare/organic-care.