After a hard day's mahi in the garden, you'll want to reward your most precious of tools. Our unique Gardener's Soap provides just the treatment your hands deserve; lifting worked-in dirt whilst gently exfoliating and nourishing your skin, leaving you ready to tackle the next corner of your garden tomorrow.
(We made this Gardener's Soap with help from our friends at New Zealand Soap Collective - check them out.)
Top Note: Aniseed (Sweet, Medicinal)
Heart Note: Lavender (Fresh, Floral)
Base Note: Patchouli (Woody, Spicy)
This intoxicating fragrance recipe has been designed to counteract the scent profiles of soil and sap from a day in the garden whilst providing a nostalgic nod to heavy-duty hand soaps of yesteryear. But, they are more than simple scent oils, each has properties that keep your hands protected. Aniseed, Lavender and Patchouli combined have anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-fungal & anti-inflammatory properties and help to treat wounds from a hard day's work.
This is one tough cookie. Evolving over millions of years in NZ's harsh variable climate, this plant has developed an incredible chemical defence system to ward off attacks from fungus, bacteria and pests. Horopito has a special place in Rongoa healing system, with its properties first used by Maori to treat wounds and fungal infections.
This volcanic ash is present in two forms in our Gardener's Soap: one you can see and the other you can't. The chunks brush away larger pieces of soil and the powdered form provides gentle exfoliation to remove the smallest embedded dirt particles and dead skin cells to leave your hands smooth and clean.
Full Ingredient List:
Northland Rainwater, Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Macadamia Oil. Lavender, Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Aniseed & Horopito extracts. Pumice, Kaolin Clay, Raw Sugar, Salt.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show small examples so you get a pleasant surprise. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.