Nourish Naturally is a small home business situated at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island which commenced operating in 2002. After years of buying natural soaps at various markets around the countryside I decided to ‘have a go’ at making some soaps for family and friends. After reading many books and finding the list of equipment daunting, I decided to attend a soapmaking course. Little did I know that once I started to make soap I wouldn't be able to stop, and after encouragement from family and friends Nourish Naturally was born.
My love of soaps began in my late teens when I regularly travelled to the North Coast. Along the way, I discovered "The Soap Box", a very tiny little shop/shed in Caloundra. Whenever we went to the Coast we would call in on our way through Caloundra but then one weekend "The Soap Box" disappeared! Whether the soaps they had were natural I don't recall — and I certainly never thought that one day I would make a bar of soap, or for that matter start a small business doing just that.
From there I ventured into skincare and other bath and body products and haven’t looked back.
What my customers have to say -
"My first purchase of Nourish Naturally soap was on a trip to Straddie about three years ago. There's fabulous variety in the range and once wet it doesn't melt away - something that I've found is a problem with a lot of other handmade natural soaps. I've even spent the $100 on a ferry trip to go over and purchase more when I've run out... well worth it. Jen Gwaro, Cleveland."
".. the Lemon Myrtle Aftershave Lotion is fabulous, so refreshing and moisturising. We have also used many different handmade natural soaps and these are the best, your skin never feels dry and they last for ages. Jason Hovey, Queensland."
"Thank you, Julie, for your wonderful products. I am using your Nourishing Facial Cream with Starflower & Rosehip Oil on my face after cleansing with your Rose Geranium Soap. I would never have thought that I would be using soap on my face, as in the past I have been accustomed to using cleaners, toners and moisturisers. This soap does not dry out my skin. Prior to using the Facial Cream, I had dry patches on the skin around my eyes. In two days the dry patches had gone and my skin feels so soft. I apply the Facial Cream to my eyelids and neck as well. I use your soaps for my shower and am impressed with how long they last. Thank you again for your wonderful products. Joy Ferguson, Eight Mile Plains Qld."
".. the shave soap is fantastic. David Rogers, Kings Langley NSW."
Creating these products and working with the beautiful array of essential oils is such a pleasure. I hope that you enjoy using my products as much as I enjoy making them.