BONDI WASH Brand's Story
FOUNDED BY BELINDA EVERINGHAM
'My vision is to introduce beautiful Australian scents and ingredients to the world through a range of very natural products'
'Scents have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of a scent can not be fended off, it enters us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally…'
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Back in 2008, I started reacting to synthetic chemicals in household and body products. With small children in the home I started wondering what these ingredients were doing to our health and to the environment.
Some years later, reading the novel Perfume by Patrick Suskind while on holidays in Far North Queensland, and surrounded by unusual native flora, I wondered whether here in Australia we could create beautiful fragrances and products from native botanicals, just like the French have been doing for centuries. I started researching the fragrance and properties of Australian native flora and was inspired by the potential of these little-known botanicals.
Starting on the kitchen bench in 2012 I developed a Bench Spray, Hand Wash and Floor Wash – while simultaneously developing a range of all-natural scents, each based around a beautiful Australian native.
BONDI WASH launched in November 2013 with 3 products and 3 scents. The range was developed drawing on expertise from chemists and using the latest technology in natural ingredients. We now have over 40 different products and 11 natural scents.
The range combines the power and fragrance of unique Australian botanicals with a luxurious mix of other essential oils and natural ingredients that are at least 99% derived from nature, often 100%. The range harnesses the naturally anti-bacterial properties of Australian botanicals to effectively kill germs on the body, in the air and on surfaces. Many of the products are independently lab tested to confirm they 'kill 99.99% of germs'.
My hope is that the range will provide a little daily pleasure as you wash and breathe in the natural scents of Australia - and do no harm to your health, to your family or to our precious planet.
If we can’t create a product that’s effective and natural we won’t release it. All our products are 99-100% derived from nature. The only non-natural ingredients we use are food grade preservatives in some products which ensure the products are shelf-stable.
BONDI WASH fragrances have been designed like a perfume, starting with a beautiful Australian native botanical. Other scents from Australia and around the world are then combined to include top notes, middle notes and base notes. All scents are completely plant-derived. We never use synthetic fragrance.
BONDI WASH products use Australian native oils with interesting fragrances which combined with other oils creates beautiful and uplifting scents that make washing a delight. These botanicals have powerful properties and have all been independently tested for their anti-bacterial properties.
All our scents are designed around an anti-bacterial Australian native oil. Many of the products meet the independent lab test standard 'kills 99.9% of germs' or above.
ACTIVE NATIVE INGREDIENTS
The BONDI WASH scents are more than just fragrant. Each is designed around an anti-bacterial Australian essential oil. The range harnesses the anti-bacterial and other properties like insect-repelling of these powerful native plants. Many of the range have been independent lab tested to confirm they ‘kill 99.99% of germs’.
Our products also contain ACTIVE Australian ingredients, like wattleseed oil, lilly pilly extract and banksia seed oil. These active ingredients are all 100% plant-derived and bring unique and powerful properties for the skin and hair which have only recently been researched and discovered.
INTEGRITY IN DESIGN
BONDI WASH products have been designed with integrity. Our trigger sprays and soap pumps only give you what you need – less than other brands. BONDI WASH products not only work well naturally, they should also last longer.
SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Products are tested on people with sensitive skin prior to launching. We design our products carefully to care so they are not harmful to you or the planet.
The product range for the HOME includes a Bench Spray, Glass Spray, Mist Spray, Essential Oils and Floor Wash. Our Bench Sprays are independent lab-tested to confirm they meet the standard ‘kills 99.99% of germs’ and our Mist Spray and Yoga Mat Sprays also meet the standard ‘kills 99.9% of germs’.
Products for the BODY include a Hand Wash, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hand Lotion, Deodorant, Night Balm, Lip Balm and an anti-bacterial Hand Spray.
The BABY range has been developed designed carefully with oils and ingredients that nurture and soothe a baby’s sensitive skin.
The DOG range has been designed specifically for a dog’s sensitive skin and system - a Dog Wash, Dog Conditioner, Dry Dog Wash and a Kennel Spray in Paperbark & Lemongrass scent which will remove germs, repel insects and help calm the dog while washing.
We are always launching new products and love to get your requests for products you'd like us to create naturally.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES
At BONDI WASH we believe that caring for nature and our planet is not only better for our health but a necessary and important responsibility to protect the future of our beautiful home.
We care deeply about the impact our products and ingredients have on the environment and are always looking for ways to improve our footprint. Below are a few of our current sustainability and environmental practices, but feel free to contact us with new suggestions.
All BONDI WASH products are 99 - 100% naturally derived. This is unusual even within the natural product space. There really is nothing nasty in the bottles - the only non-natural ingredients are food grade preservatives to help keep the products shelf-stable. The BONDI WASH range creates no downstream environmental damage and is greywater safe.
At BONDI WASH we do a lot of research into ingredients. We choose the most natural and high quality ingredients for our products – even if they are more expensive. We are also very careful to ensure that all our ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced and avoid ingredients we know can cause environmental damage in their production such as rosewood or palm oil.
BEAUTIFULLY SCENTED, NATURALLY EFFECTIVE
ONLY THE FINEST NATURAL INGREDIENTS
BONDI WASH contains Australian native essential oils with anti-bacterial properties. Our native oils and extracts are chosen for their high potency skin and hair benefits and our scents are 100% pure essential oils. A key feature of our range is that we never use synthetic fragrance. Our soap bases are 100% plant based (derived from sugar and corn, both renewable) making them gentle and non toxic.
NO KNOWN IRRITANTS
BONDI WASH products do not contain any ingredients that have been proven to cause irritation. These known irritants include SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE AND SODIUM LAURETH SULPHATE, SODIUM COCO SULPHATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (COCO-BETAINE), PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE AND METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MI), SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE OR COLOURS, DEA (TRIETHONALOMINE) AND DEA (DIETHONALOMINE).
NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
BONDI WASH does not contain ingredients that are proven to disrupt hormones or be toxic to organs including PARABENS, PHTHALATES AND PEG 150. Our products are also free from ‘forever chemicals’- ingredients that do not degrade and accumulate in our bodies and the environment. TRICLOSAN is a well known ‘forever chemical’ linked to a long list of health and environmental issues.
NO PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS OR CHEMICAL COCKTAILS
Ingredients sourced from petrochemicals can generate 1,4, DIOXANE which may cause cancer. These ingredients include MINERAL OIL, DEA, MEA, BENZENE AND PARRAFIN WAX. Chemical cocktails are ingredients masking a range of chemicals not required to be listed separately such as FRAGRANCE, which reflects a blend of ingredients and can mean synthetic or nasties are hidden - a labelling loophole and known to cause headaches, rashes, respiratory problems and other reactions.