It’s that time of year again – the kids are going back to school, the December/Christmas credit card bill has hit, and finances are getting a little tight. But life goes on, and we still need to buy a few everyday essentials (and I include hand wash in this category for the foreseeable future with the need for heightened hygiene).


Thankfully Australian brand OC Naturals understand the need for (natural) beauty essentials at an affordable price, and have come to the rescue with their OC Naturals range. With a belief in being kind to the planet and to your skin, OC Naturals products are plant based, vegan and cruelty-free, and contain no Parabens, SLES & ALS, harsh detergents, petrochemical cleansers or mineral oils. The bottles are made from recycled plastic, and products are even manufactured with the help of solar power to further reduce their impact on the environment. With a range of hair care products (for dry hair, frizz prone hair, damaged hair, and all hair types), as well as Hand and Body washes in a range of delectable scents (think Antibacterial Lemongrass & Ginger or Replenishing Vanilla Shea for the Hand Wash, or Refreshing Mango & Papaya or Rejuvenating Rose & Patchouli for the Body Wash – there are other scents as well), you are spoiled for choice. And the best part, everything is under $10 RRP. OC Naturals Shampoo & Conditioners 400ml RRP $3.50 each and 725ml RRP $6.00 each. OC Naturals Hand Wash 400ml RRP $5.00 each and Body Wash 725ml RRP $7.00 each. Available form Woolworths, Coles, and selected Independent Supermarkets.


I’ve been using the OC Naturals range over Summer, and I’m a huge fan. The scents are divine, and the products really work. My favourites – my dry brittle hair loves (loves, loves) the Coco Repair, with Wheat Peptides, KeraDyn™ and Organic Coconut Oil. If you have frizzy hair (hello Summer humidity), the Silky Smooth range with Lotus Extract and Organic Moringa Oil is brilliant. For Body, I’ve loved the Refreshing Mango and Papaya Body Wash – it’s Summer in a bottle (I’m going to switch to Rose & Patchouli for Autumn/Winter), and the Antibacterial Lemongrass and Ginger Hand Wash is a favourite with the whole family. If you love natural beauty on a budget, check out the OC Naturals range.




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