In today's newsletter:  Progress over perfection - transitioning to plastic-free options when possible. 


We consider our environmental footprint in all our decision making, however, we love it when our customers are on the same page - pushing us to come up with solutions to excess packaging. Step by step we're exploring options to give you alternative options for our products.  

Today we're happy to announce that we're now offering our wet shaving soap in "puck" form. This is the same product as our Traditional Shaving Soaps, but set into a mould and then wrapped in wax paper with a paper label.

Now, there’s a number of ways to use a shaving puck. Here's a few:

  1. Place the puck in the bottom of your shaving mug, moisten to activate, load your soaked brush with creamy soap and lather on the face.
  2. Place the puck in a recycled container (think wide mouth jar, enamel cup, ramekin etc.), moisten soap to activate, load your soaked brush with creamy soap and work up a lather in your shaving bowl (or any bowl).  Add extra water as necessary to build a luscious whippy lather.
  3. In a hurry? Moisten your puck, rub over face and shave. This method does not soften the beard in the same way as lathering does but some days ya’ gotta do what ya’ gotta do. 

And, just in time for Father's Day, we have new shaving brushes in stock! We engage a talented local woodworker who crafts wooden handles in fine (and rare) timber such as Huon Pine, Red Cedar, Jacaranda and Camphor Laurel. German Muhle Silvertip Synthetic Fibre tips (the brushes) are mounted on the handles for a unique, long-lasting, luxurious shaving experience...

We’re offering each type of wood styled in classic curved or a clean modern design.  Even with very small amounts of shaving soap or cream, it produces a rich lather, and the brushes dry quickly after use.
SPECIAL OFFER: purchase one of these beautiful shaving brushes and receive a FREE shaving puck! No code needed. Offer expires Father's Day - Sunday 1 September. Available in-store or online.

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When we originally designed the Nourishing Face Oil and Balancing Face Oil we were thinking about catering to the very specific needs of different skin types.  But since using the oils ourselves and listening to customer feedback we’ve come to realise that our skin has different needs at different times of year and even at different times of day.  

We’ve been interested to note that some people are using their Nourishing Oil at night and Balancing Oil in the day as it makes a perfect base under makeup or other products. 

Still others have told us they would use the Nourishing in the dry, cold months but swap to Balancing when the weather heats up and heat and humidity becomes a problem.  

Either way, we’ve noticed higher demand for our Nourishing Face Oil over winter but wanted to give you the opportunity to trial the Balancing Face Oil as the weather warms.   

Perhaps you have a teenager in the house that’s prone to breakout and needs the soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits of the Balancing Face Oil formula.  

The Balancing Face Oil formula is also perfect for men, as a follow up to shaving or massaged through the beard to moisturise the dry, neglected skin underneath.  
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Sweet Orange · Clove · Black Pepper Aromatherapy Candle [A3-30]


"I bought this because I love the 3 in 1 soap with the same fragrance, and wasn't disappointed. It has a lovely, warm, delicate fragrance, and burns clean."
- Leah

Every month one reviewer will be chosen randomly & awarded a $20 credit in their Washpool account.

Each review you make will give you an extra chance in the draw, and Reviews made during the previous month are eligible.


We'll be in Brisbane again soon for the Eco Expo 13 - 15 September. 

Book online and use the code YES2ECO to save 30% on your ticket price.

We have a free double pass to give away. Just reply to this email with your best eco tip & you'll be in the running. Entries close midnight Tuesday 27 August. 

We'll also be offering our free freight 'pickup' service for orders placed online at picked up at Eco Expo. If you'd like to take advantage of this just choose the "Pickup at Eco Expo" shipping option at checkout.
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The next soapmaking workshop will be held at our store on Sunday 8 September (our Saturday workshop is booked out).

We need a minimum of 6 bookings to run this workshop. This will be our last workshop for the year.

You'll learn how to make soap using tools that you probably already have in your kitchen.
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At Washpool

Still no rain. As we get to the end of winter with no rain on the horizon and the landscape bone dry, we worry about fire season. The official fire season has started early because of the dry conditions. Firefighters are developing plans on how to fight fires with no available water for refilling trucks (nearly all local dams are empty or close to it).

The graph below (modified from Elders Weather) shows the rainfall recorded at Stanthorpe in the orange bars over the blue bars showing the mean rainfall for each month. 

Fingers crossed for storm season!

The Washpool Difference

Washpool is a small rural soaperie in Ballandean, Queensland. We believe in being small enough to listen and being big enough to deliver. We believe in hand made and we take pleasure in providing meaningful employment to people living in our rural community. 

We take a minimalist approach to handcrafting our soap bars. Wholesome ingredients, purposefully selected. We believe that health comes first and beauty follows. Our 
clients value authenticity, simplicity and purity.

Wherever possible, we choose to source our ingredients locally, often direct from the growers.  When we purchase ingredients from further afield we place great emphasis on using ethical, organic, fair trade and sustainably produced raw ingredients. Our packaging is biodegradable, recycled and recyclable where possible.

Our products include cold pressed edible oils,
butters and milks, extracts, infusions, activated and whole botanicals along with clays, honey, fruit and vegetables. Basically, ingredients
you can recognise, most of which are edible.

Review & win!

Every month one reviewer will be chosen randomly & awarded a $20 credit on their Washpool account

Each review you make during the month will give you an extra chance in the draw. Reviews made during the previous month are eligible.

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