It all began a couple of years ago when the founder and director, Brisbane local, Kate Dawes’s grandchildren were experiencing skin irritations from the soap the family was using. Kristie and Kate began to research alternative solutions.
Supermarket soap brands unsurprisingly were not helping; in fact, they were worsening her symptoms. She wanted a natural solution, safe for both herself and her young grandchildren to use. Luckily, she stumbled upon the perfect solution: goat milk soap. Rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as selenium, zinc, copper and iron; goats milk soap works to nourish and calm dry and irritated skin naturally.
Goats milk naturally has a pH close to that of our own skin, reducing the risk of compromising the acidic skin barrier with alkaline heavy products. Some other beneficial ingredients include the gentle exfoliant, lactic acid; various naturally occurring antibacterial proteins that ward off acne and blemishes; and emollient fatty acids to hydrate the skin barrier; as well as staying free from SLS, Titanium Dioxides, petrochemicals, detergents, astringent alcohol and dyes.
As well as that, KD soap contains pure goats milk rather than goats milk powder. This extra step in the production process allows for this soap to stand above the rest, as the premium, high quality option.
Kate learnt that this combination of premium ingredients made it the perfect solution for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and some cases of dermatitis, as well as those wanting to improve their skin’s hydration.
With so few added ingredients, that she could trust the quality of the product.
As a sister business to Kate Dawes Flower Design, her new passion project, KD Health and Home was finally borne.
To this day, she continues researching the best natural remedies for all life throws at her. This soap is only the first step of her journey into providing simple, natural cosmeceuticals to the people of Australia.
When we fondly look back in several years, we’ll be able to say that it all began with a humble bar of soap and a lot of passion.
Welcome to that journey.