Vasse Virgin Blog

Amazing Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is one of the most popular skincare ingredients at the moment, you’ll find it in a huge range of cleansers, facial moisturisers, serums and even just as an oil you can use straight on your face. It’s known to help minimise the look of stretch marks and scars and can assist with clearing acne, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting healthy, glowing skin. So, what exactly is...

Luxurious Shea Butter

  Shea Butter is used in many of our skin care products, including our beautiful Hinterland Hand Scrub, and our best-selling soaps! So why is this natural ingredient so popular in skin care? Read on to discover shea butter's benefits for your skin... Shea butter (butyrospermum parkii) comes from the nut of the Shea tree, originally found in Africa. It is usually white or cream in colour and has a...

Make every day gourmet using Vasse Virgin’s food range

The Vasse Virgin gourmet food range has a whole range of delicious products that can be eaten on their own or added to dishes to make things a little more gourmet… We often get asked how to use certain products at home in your every day cooking, so we’ve got together our best recommendations on how to use your favourite food products! Macadamia Pesto- while most people tend to eat...

Reusing your Vasse Virgin Jars

We asked our customers how they get creative and reuse their Vasse Virgin product jars and we got some great suggestions! Read on to discover some new ways to repurpose your jars, and leave us a comment with your own ideas! Always ensure the jars are completely cleaned with hot soapy water and dried properly before reusing. Use jars that contained food products to pack yoghurt, fruit, bircher muesli or...

What's it like being a Vasse Virgin soap maker?

  Our long-time soap maker Dustin is unfortunately leaving us and heading back to his home town in regional WA.  You may have met Dustin and had a chat to him while he has been busy cutting soap or bottling the skincare products at the Factory. Read on to discover his favourite products, how we make our soap and more... What do you like most about working with natural products? All the...

Vegan and Vegetarian Products at Vasse Virgin

Most Vasse Virgin products are vegan or vegetarian, and all of our skincare products are certified cruelty free. See below for specific products that are either vegan or vegetarian: Vegan: All massage oils All body lotions All facial moisturisers All facial cleansers All shower gels All hand lotions Aloe Vera Soothing Gel All scrubs and bath salts Chamomile & Lavender Rejuvenating Treatment Citrus Twist After Shave Lotion Citrus Twist Shaving...

How micro-beads are damaging the environment, and what to use instead.

Micro-beads and plastics in skincare products has been a hot topic of late, with a push from consumers for businesses to phase out the use of these plastics in products like body scrubs and facial exfoliants. The Australian Government has issued a voluntary phase-out of products containing micro-beads by the end of 2018. So, what are micro-beads and what kind of damage can they do to the environment? Micro-beads are...

The Many Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis) is native to the south west of North America in states such as Arizona and California as well as the north west of Mexico. Today, the jojoba plant is grown in many desert regions around the world including Australia, North and South America and the Middle East. Centuries ago, Native Americans used jojoba oil to heal burns, cuts and other irritating skin conditions. Jojoba oil is...

Meet the Chef!

What is your background as a chef? Where did you train and what else have you done besides working with Vasse Virgin? I did my chef training in Italy and worked throughout Europe mostly in Switzerland and France. I migrated to Australia in 1987 and ended up working in a resort on Lizard Island in far north Queensland. From there, I moved to WA in 2000 and worked at Flutes...

How We Colour Our Soaps Naturally

While a bright, colourful bar of soap may be eye catching or suit your bathroom décor perfectly, it’s probably not doing a whole lot of good for your skin. Unfortunately, brightly coloured soaps usually contain a whole raft of artificial colours and dyes, and also artificial preservatives to ensure they stay that colour for a long time. Artificial dyes and colourants can cause many skin issues from itchy, dry skin...