Zero waste favourites!
As you know, we are a business very passionate about being zero waste, cruelty free and palm oil free. Our product range is handmade by us and the manufacturing is not outsourced and as such we have a close connection to the supply chain of our products. It has come to our attention that a key ingredient Brassica Alcohol, which is used across our product range, is no longer being manufactured free of palm oil derived ingredients. There are many factors in the change of ingredient base including supply chain issues due to COVID-19 to the war in Ukraine. There are a number of zero waste brands making solid shampoo and conditioner bars. However, there are only a handful that can claim that they are palm oil free and an even smaller amount that have their products certified palm oil free. We have gone through stringent ingredient examinations with our certifying body Orangutan Alliance to ensure that we can proudly make this claim. We are keenly aware of the loss of vital habitat and deforestation which are some of the devastating effects of palm oil farming. We feel that to be truly cruelty free there can be no palm oil used in our products. Given all of this, we have had to make the devastating decision to no longer manufacture some of our key products. The products that contain brassica alcohol are our solid hair care range, our facial care range and our water activated moistursers. We have now discontinued a number of our products and are totally out of stock. We have now come to the end of our stock. The loss of this ingredient negatively affects a major part of our business. We are so very very sorry to have to share this news with you and we thank you for your understanding and for supporting us as we transition to this new phase of our business. We also thank you for being ethical conscious consumers hoping to make positive change in this world.
Simply pat dry your bars after use, leave well drained & sit them on our bamboo dishes to dry. Also the product boxes are designed to last the life time of the product and are great for travel. Simply pat dry and place back in the box between use. We don't believe that you need a special tin/container (just another product to fill the world) to travel with our products. Be creative with upcycling & use what you already have!
Unfortunately not at the moment. The good news is that you can buy our products with other online stockists who do ship internationally. Try Flora and Fauna or Go For Zero.
It might take a little time to get used to using a deodorant that is not a liquid/gluey texture. You will only need a couple of swipes & a quick massage to distribute our deodorants. If you hold them to your armpit for a few moments they will soften & apply more easily. If it is hard to push up simply roll the deodorant tube back and forth on a flat surface and this should loosen it up nicely!
We are based in Darwin, Australia. Tropical Larrakia Country! And, it is the best!!!
Viva La Body is proud to create and operate on Larrakia Country. We acknowledge the Larrakia People as the Traditional Owners of the Darwin region and pay our deepest respect to Larrakia Elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to a positive future for the Aboriginal Community and are grateful for its rich cultural heritage and the blessings it brings to us all.