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Gawler East, SA, 5118
Australia

0432 984 963

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About Us

Fera Rosa is Latin for Wild Rose. Located in South Australia, we only use Vegetable Oils, so all our soaps are suitable for Vegetarians. Also, most of our soaps are also suitable for Vegans, as we don't make many soaps with animal products, & these are clearly labelled.

We buy the freshest ingredients, organic when this is possible. We use a lot of Essential Oils, but also some Fragrance Oils especially formulated for use in Cold Process Soaps.

About Us

Why Use Handmade Soap

Quite simply, Handmade soap loves your skin!!

  • There are no nasty skin-drying chemicals that are often found in commercial 'soap'
  • Handmade soap is full of beautiful, gentle Glycerine which draws moisture to your skin
  • It is biodegradable
  • And there are lots of fun designs & scents!

Good for the environment & great for you.

For almost 5000 years humans have been making soap, using lye from wood fire ash, and the fats from animals & the oils from plants. Apart from some basic changes (we use pure Sodium Hydroxide instead of wood ash, accurate measurements, & a Stick Blender to speed thing up a bit), the process we use is very similar to the way soap has been made throughout history. This process is called 'Cold Process Soap Making'.

 

Who We Are

Fera Rosa is Latin for Wild Rose. Located in Gawler East, South Australia, the principle soap maker is Cal Petrusma, who began making soap many years ago. Cal has also been a wedding cake decorator for many years & has brought her design & cooking talents to soap. Funnily enough, the mix of lye & oils is called 'batter' before it has hardened into soap, same as cake!

The Ingredients We Use

 We only use Vegetable Oils, so all our soaps are suitable for Vegetarians. Also, most of our soaps are also suitable for Vegans, as we don't make many soaps with animal products, & these are clearly labelled.

As some people are allergic to nuts & nut oils we have a few soaps that do not contain nut oils.

We buy the freshest ingredients, organic when this is possible. We use a lot of Essential Oils, but also some Fragrance Oils especially formulated for use in Cold Process Soaps. The colours are all Cosmetic Grade, mostly Mica, but also some Natural Colourants, Oxides, & some Pigments.

 

NICNACS Number: 16269
(National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme)