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Creator of Raw.Suds, Mish Howe, is passionate about what she does and it clearly shows in her line of body products.

For years Mish was making her natural body products solely for friends and family as gifts. Based in the Hunter Valley, she was also a keen gardener and growing herbs inspired her to play with oils and scents in her soaps, bath bombs and salts.

After a few health troubles, her family encouraged Mish to test the market and see if any of her products would sell. A brand designed by Mish’s daughter and a Facebook page later, Mish’s hobby quickly gained momentum and Raw.Suds became her new business venture.

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Four years later and Mish has run Raw.Suds entirely by herself, besides luring her husband in to help with the production line when the orders are piling up. She continues to evolve and refine her products that abide by her philosophy of naturally fragrant products that “feed the skin”.

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Mish is a big advocate for no palm oil, opting for pure essential oils, natural clays and as many organic ingredients as possible. She’s also keen to use Australian produce in her products, which she believes are often overlooked.

“I think Australian natural oils are so underrated”, says Mish.

You’ll find the uplifting scents of eucalyptus blue, juniper berry, hibiscus, lemon ironbark and Mish’s current favourite, zest Myrtle in her blends. Dead sea salts, avocado oil and mineral clay add extra nourishing benefits.

“I’m also really passionate about recycling and upcycling”, says Mish which is clearly seen in her choice of packaging material. Her bath salts are packaged in recycled rice paper pouches and hessian bags with handmade copper tags. Rustic shards of soap hang on natural rope and exfoliant mitts made from linen.

Raw.Suds products are as authentic as you can get. Their ingredients come straight from nature and that’s reflected in the organic colour tones and forms of the products as well as the handmade quality of the packaging.

We’re thrilled to be stocking Raw.suds ‘Winter Blues’ and ‘Citrus Honey’ bath salts in the Eco Outdoor Showrooms. They make the perfect gift, but if you’re buying one for a special someone, make sure you pick one up for yourself too!