The first Clean Slate product we experienced was the Lavender and May Chang Foaming Liquid Soap. OMG, it was love at first smell! Never before had we smelt anything so citrusy and fresh and uplifting. We'd never heard of May Chang either at that point (turns out it's a tree that is native to South-East Asia...it's widely used in Chinese medicine, as well as understandably in the perfume/aromatherapy/skincare industries).
After this introduction to Clean Slate products, really we just fell more and more in love. Kat is the dynamo behind the products and the brand, and she's been in the industry since the ripe old age of 19. Initially, Kat started making her own soap to combat her eczema and it turns out, she's really really good at it. She is also totally committed to making her products onsite by hand in small batches. Like she is literally whipping up that foaming soap or coffee scrub in huuuge pots with a massive spoon, hand stirring, hand pouring, hand packaging. This allows her to keep the quality and integrity of her products sky high. It probably doesn't surprise you to hear that all of her ingredients are vegan, sustainably and ethically sourced, and only ever tested on human skin.
Kat is also more than happy to stir up an individualised mini product for a specific need, totally gratis. Chatting to one-half of the Small Batch Gift Co one morning, she whipped up a magic pot of cream for the (then)18 month-old's eczema. It contained an amazing array of natural oils like organic avocado, West Australian olive and carrot oil. Did it help?? You bet it did and it felt a hell of a lot better applying a natural product rather than prescription corticosteroid cream on such sweet soft baby skin.
So it was a no-brainer when we started The Small Batch Gift Co to include Clean Slate products. Kat's ethos and creations fit so perfectly with our brand of high quality small-batch locally-produced awesome stuff. And we still can't get enough of the May Chang. We buy that Foaming Liquid Soap in the 1L refill pack now.
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Love Kate and Sarah