About Us

ABOUT MARGARET RIVER MADE

Our Passion ... Our Mission

At Margaret River Made we started off being …’ seriously addicted to soap’

Our Passion

Now we are seriously addicted to producing quality, plant-based products that we can be proud of.

My haircare journey began when I was researching ingredients for soap and I came across shampoo bars so  I started reading about Shampoo Bars. I thought wow what a great idea - water free, waste free, plastic free. So straightaway I ordered $300 worth of ingredients and began making Shampoo bars. I took them to my weekend market and everyone loved the idea . My customers could see the value in them too.

My research lead me to finding out as much as I could about scalp and hair health.  I was shocked at some of the ingredients in many shampoos. I had this moment when I suddenly questioned my own choices. I began to wonder why we all happily pay for plastic and water when we don't really need to. I asked myself why was I paying for known irritants, sulfates, silicones and so on when there were way better alternatives emerging. So my passion began creating hair care that I could be proud of, that my children could use and be proud of and all the while knowing that we were helping to reduce plastic waste in our environment.  I 'm still thankful today that in my house in Gnarabup Margaret River I created something that could change the way we live.

My skin care journey coincided with my children, when one by one I watched them all suffer with hormonal acne. I was referred to so many different store bought products ranging from organic to very, very expensive brand names. During my research it became abundantly obvious that so many brands use Comedogenic Oils, even in products for troubled skin.  I was so disappointed for all the poor teenagers and adults suffering with problematic skin, wasting lots and lots of money on products to help but really in lots of cases are known to aggravate skin conditions.  I learnt that sadly we can't always trust the big companies to do the right thing. So my passion began formulating products that were safe for all skin types especially troubled skin . Products that are NON-COMEDOGENIC . My kids were great guinea pigs when I first started out and trust me they didn't hold back with their opinions !  I'm so grateful to all four of them and all their friends.

 I care about what we make . I care about quality as we want the best for our wonderful customers. I would like to thank  all my customers that have been with me from the very beginning for your wonderful support.

Our Mission

Here at MRM we are committed to constantly refining and researching the best formulations and the best ingredients for our hair and skin. We are also committed to helping our environment by reducing waste in our products, production and packaging. We strive for a more sustainable future. We support other Australian Businesses like ourselves. We support manufacturers that offer sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients.

 

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