Sodashi Information

Who formulates the Sodashi products?

Sodashi’s Founder, Megan Larsen formulates all Sodashi products drawing on her unique knowledge of aromatherapy, Ayurveda, biochemistry and naturopathy.

Are Sodashi products natural?

Yes, Sodashi products are 100% natural. We create luxurious and effective skincare by blending the purest natural ingredients with love and intention, to deliver pure nourishment for beautiful skin.

Every single one of our products is free of synthetic ingredients including parabens, petrochemicals, GMOs, sulfates, synthetic preservatives and dyes, phthalates and triclosan.

What does ‘hand crafted’ mean to Sodashi?

Sodashi has a small-batch approach to beauty; our artisanal product is lovingly crafted on our own premises and each batch is a one off production.

There is no compromise on the ingredients; we guarantee what goes in and importantly what stays out.

Are Sodashi products ever tested on animals?

No Sodashi products are ever tested on animals, ever. Sodashi operates in a sustainable and ethical manner at all levels of the business. We refuse to test on animals and do not enter markets that require animal testing.

Are Sodashi products manufactured in Australia?

Sodashi products are proudly manufactured in our very own facility in Fremantle, Western Australia.

What do the coloured circles behind the products on the website indicate?

The coloured circles represent the different ranges of Sodashi skincare, and are there to help you navigate our products more easily.

PURPLE = the REJUVENATE range for mature, dry or dehydrated skin types.

PINK = the CALMING range for sensitive, reactive or irritated skin types.

GREEN = the BALANCING range for normal to combination, and oily skin types.

GREY = the MANKIND range, our specialist range for men.

YELLOW = the EVERYFACE range includes face products that are suitable for use on all skin types.

BROWN = the EVERYBODY range includes body products that are suitable for use on all skin types.

You can shop by range following the colour type, however we would recommend using our skin product finder to determine which mix of products would best suit your skin’s individual needs. We often find that customising your skincare ritual with a mix of products from our various ranges can  deliver the best results.

Ingredient Information

Do Sodashi products contain vitamins and minerals?

We believe that creating skincare in its most natural state is the finest nourishment for beautiful skin, intact with all of the vitamins and minerals and other nutrients.

With this in mind our products are created by blending the purest therapeutic grade natural ingredients. For example, we use cold pressed botanicals to formulate our products, to preserve the nutrients and enzymes and ensure the maximum nutritional content of the end product.

How are Sodashi products preserved and what is their shelf life?

Sodashi uses natural preservatives Grapefruit Seed Extract, Benzyl Alcohol and Olive Leaf Extract giving the product a shelf life of two years. We recommend that products are used within six months of opening.

I’ve read that Grapefruit Seed Extract often contains a chemical preservative benzalkonium chloride, is that what Sodashi uses?

We are aware of the concerns that some have around Grapefruit Seed Extract, and we’re actually working towards removing it from our products because of this. That said, we are happy to state that the Grapefruit Seed Extract that we use contains no chemical preservatives at all and we have a Certificate of Analysis to confirm this.

Do Sodashi products contain any artificial fragrances?

Every single one of our products is free of all synthetic ingredients, including synthetic fragrances.

Sodashi will delight your senses, the formulas smell light, clean and botanical because they are formulated using the purest botanical extracts. The subtle natural aromas and delicate textures make them irresistible to touch and smell.

Are Sodashi's ingredients sustainably sourced?

Sodashi works in partnership with suppliers around the world to procure the finest therapeutic grade, ethically-sourced essential oils and plant actives, organic where possible, to formulate Sodashi products.

For example, Sodashi’s supplier of Ylang Ylang oil has worked with a group of local farmers in a remote region of Madagascar to build a local distillery where they process the essential oil, providing a sustainable way living to the local farmers and an exceptionally high quality end product.

Why aren’t all Sodashi’s natural ingredients organic?

We source the finest therapeutic grade natural ingredients, organic where possible, to formulate Sodashi products.

Our essential oils for example, have to be of the highest quality to have the cell regenerative properties required to create effective anti-ageing skincare. We know our natural ingredients intimately, we know their characteristics and properties, and we know how to enhance their benefits by blending the ingredients in our formulas to create powerful synergies.

There are ingredients that are really important for us to use to ensure the efficacy of our products which are not yet available organically at the quality we require. We have made the decision not to compromise the integrity of our products by replacing these ingredients with lesser quality organic ingredients.

Fortunately, more and more organic ingredients are becoming available at the quality required for the manufacturing of Sodashi products therefore the percentage of organic ingredients in our products continues to increase.

What is the shelf life of Sodashi products?

Sodashi products have a shelf life of two years. We recommend you use your Sodashi products within six months of opening, to use them at their freshest for best results.

Do Sodashi products contain animal derived ingredients? Are they suitable for vegans?

Sodashi products are entirely free of animal products and are therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans. We are animal advocates, and in no way support animal testing of any kind.

Are Sodashi products gluten free?

Yes, all Sodashi products are gluten free and contain no gluten ingredients.

Product Use Information

What is the ideal daily Sodashi skincare ritual?

MORNING ROUTINE – FACE

  1. Cleanse

Gently cleanse the skin with your chosen Sodashi Cleanser. Apply, massage in to the skin and then rinse to remove. Repeat if you have time, the first cleanse removes impurities whilst the second deeply cleanses the skin.

  1. Compress

Compress with your chosen Sodashi Concentrate –therapeutic blends of essential oils that gently exfoliate the skin and boost skin cell renewal. It’s a Skin Game Changer! Simply add four drops to a bowl of very warm water and using a face cloth compress on to the face  two to three times.

  1. Tone & Hydrate

Refresh and hydrate with your chosen Face Mist.

You can also mist after applying make-up to fix, and use throughout the day to refresh and hydrate as needed.

  1. Treat – Skin Boost

Apply a thin layer of your chosen Sodashi Skin Boost – it’s a daily gel mask treatment to boost skin’s radiance and vitality.

The boosts also make a great primer under make-up, and can be layered under a mask for a more intensive treatment.

If you are prone to blemishes, now is the time to use Sodashi’s Blemish Treatment. Apply a small amount onto affected areas.

  1. Eye Care

Eye Lifting Gel

Apply this leave-on gel to eye area to instantly firm, tone and lift, and reduce puffiness. Allow to dry.

Eye & Lip Smoother

Apply a small amount of this ultra-gentle super-hydrating moisturiser to the eye and lip area, to restore elasticity and minimise fine lines.

  1. Moisturise

Press your chosen Sodashi moisturiser into the skin rather than massage to stimulate the lymphatic system and to give a more toned finish

If your skin needs extra hydration, try layering a Sodashi Serum underneath your moisturiser.

If your skin is very dry, use our night cream Nourishing Repair Treatment or Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Crème as your day time moisturiser.

 

MORNING ROUTINE – BODY

After showering or bathing apply an aromatic Sodashi Body Oil or Body Lotion of your choice to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin and uplift the senses. Apply Body Oils to damp skin to lock in moisture.

The Fitness Recovery Body Oil is perfect following morning exercise, to warm muscles and relieve tension.

 

EVENING ROUTINE

 

  1. Cleanser

Gently cleanse the skin with your chosen Sodashi Cleanser. Apply, massage in to the skin and then rinse to remove. Double cleanse if you have time, the first cleanse removes make-up and impurities whilst the second deeply cleanses the skin.

  1. Exfoliate

Exfoliate the skin with Sodashi’s Enzyme Face Polish 2-3 times per week.

  1. Toning Mist

Refresh and hydrate with your chosen Face Mist. The Calming Rose Face Mist is particularly soothing before bed.

  1. Moisturise

Nourish the skin with your choice of Sodashi Serum. Press on to face, neck and décolletage and gently massage into the skin with upwards strokes.

Follow with your chosen Sodashi or Samadara moisturiser.

  1. Eye Cream

Eye & Lip Smoother

Apply a small amount of this ultra-gentle super-hydrating moisturiser to the eye and lip area, to restore elasticity and minimise fine lines.

For particularly dry and mature skin types, use our skin-transforming Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Eye Crème and massage into the skin with Rose Quartz Crystals supplied.

 

WEEKLY TREATMENTS

Maintain skin radiance between facial treatments with one or two at-home intensive mask treatments per week. Choose from Sodashi’s Brightening Marine Mineral Mask, Gentle Repair White Clay Mask and Plant Essence Replenish Mask, and or multi-mask depending on your skin’s needs.

A weekly specialised treatment with Sodashi’s Eye Mask will also keep the skin of the eye area looking its best.

 

 

EVENING ROUTINE – BODY

 

Exfoliate body regularly with Sodashi’s therapeutic Salt or Jojoba Bead exfoliants.

After showering or bathing apply an aromatic Sodashi Body Oil or Body Lotion of your choice to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin and uplift the senses. Apply Body Oils to damp skin to lock in moisture.

The nourishing Serenity Body Oil is perfect before bed to clear the mind and promote deep relaxation.

Can I mix-and-match products from the different Sodashi ranges?

Yes you can, we actually recommend it! It’s all about customising the products to meet your exact skin’s needs.

For example, you could use the Clay Cleanser with Lime, the Calming Rose Face Mist and the Rejuvenating Face and Neck Moisturiser if you have fairly normal skin, but get the occasional blemish and are concerned about ageing.  It’s about responding to your skin needs.

If you need any skincare advice, please don’t hesitate to call us on +61 (8) 9336 6837 or email us at info@sodashi.com.au. We’d be happy to assist.

Or visit one of our amazing Sodashi spa partners and their expert therapists will be able to advise you on which Sodashi products will work best for your skin.

Do the Clay Cleaners remove waterproof makeup?

Yes, the best way to remove waterproof makeup up is to double cleanse using one of Sodashi’s Clay Cleansers.

Are Sodashi products safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes, when you follow the directions for use on our packaging all Sodashi products and treatments are safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you have any concerns we recommend that you consult your medical practitioner.

Can Sodashi products be used on babies and infants?

We recommend Sodashi’s Vitamin Rich Body Oil for babies and infants.  An unscented blend of nutrient-rich plant oils, it’s perfect for massage or adding to a bath rich to nurture and care for their skin.

Are Sodashi products safe to use if I have a nut allergy?

Nut allergies come in several forms.

If you have an allergy to peanuts only, Sodashi products are safe to use as they contain no peanut oil or traces of peanut oil.

A number of our products do contain nut oils, these are almond, macadamia and hazelnut.  If you are allergic to these please read the list of ingredients carefully – every single ingredient is listed on a Sodashi label and on our website.

The following Sodashi products do not contain nuts at all: Enzyme Face Polish, Balancing Concentrate, Rejuvenating Concentrate, Calming Concentrate, Calming Rose Face Mist, Rejuvenating Face Mist, Balancing Face Mist, Skin Karma Aftershave and Face Mist, Eye Lifting Gel, Balancing Skin Boost, Rejuvenating Skin Boost, Calming Skin Boost, Recovery Skin Boost, Skin Restore, Blemish Treatment, Body Balance Salt Therapy Exfoliant, Jojoba Bead Body Polish, Jet Lag Recovery Gel and Mist.

Are Sodashi products safe to use if I have an allergy?

As we use over 100 different natural plant, marine and mineral ingredients to formulate Sodashi products, always check our product ingredients lists on the website to ensure that it is free of all ingredients that may aggravate your allergy.

We are completely transparent; we stand by each and every one of the ingredients that go into making our products. Every single ingredient is listed on the label. If you are unsure, conducting a patch test inside your elbow is always a good idea before use.

Are Sodashi products helpful for skin conditions such as Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema or Dermatitis?

If you suffer from a skin condition and are wondering which Sodashi or Samadara products might be helpful for you to use, we recommend that you give us a call on +61 (8) 9336 6837 or email us at info@sodashi.com.au so that we can get more of an understanding of your skincare needs and can give you tailored advice on which products to choose.

Or visit one of our amazing Sodashi spa partners and their expert therapists will be able to advise you on which Sodashi products will deliver the best results for your skin.

What do I do if my skin has a reaction to the product?

If you are not completely satisfied with your Sodashi product please contact us on +61 8 9336 6837 or refer to our returns page for more information.

What Sodashi products are best for treating pimples and blemishes?

The Blemish Treatment is a skin-perfector – a leave-on gel, it quickly and effectively treats blemishes and inflammation, and helps to prevent and heal scarring.

We actually call it first aid in a bottle as it can be used on bites, cuts and abrasions.

How long do Sodashi products last once opened?

We recommend you use your Sodashi products within six months of opening, to use them at their freshest and to see the best results.

Should I keep my Sodashi products in the fridge?

If you live somewhere where the temperatures often exceed 30 degrees, and your home gets hot you can keep your Sodashi products in the fridge.  It won’t impact on the efficacy of your products at all, but it may change their consistency. The face mists are wonderfully refreshing if kept cool! Otherwise we recommend keeping your Sodashi products in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

The colour and aroma of my regular Sodashi products sometimes varies. Why is this?

The colour and aroma of your regular Sodashi products may vary. This is because no two production batches are exactly the same as each natural ingredient differs slightly depending on the time of harvest; the soil, the climatic conditions, the air quality, all have an effect.

We celebrate these differences because they demonstrate our commitment to blending only the purest unadulterated natural ingredients to create our skincare products.

• I still have so many questions to ask / feedback to give. What do I do?

We love nothing more than hearing from our wonderful customers. If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback please email us at info@sodashi.com  and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Packaging

Why is Sodashi products packaged in dark glass?

Sodashi’s packaging is a major talking point: sleek and minimalist, it’s a beautiful hint of the exquisite product contained within. At first glance the dark glass appears black, but it is in fact a very dark violet.

So much more than just pretty packaging, the glass and its unique colour actually work to preserve the products for longer, filtering damaging UV rays and prolonging the all-natural products’ shelf life and effectiveness. It’s the ultimate fusion of stylish form and hard-working function.

Is Sodashi packaging recyclable?

In line with the company’s commitment to the environment, Sodashi packaging is recyclable and our boxes are printed with natural vegetable dyes.

What is the number on the base of my Sodashi product?

This number is the batch number. No two production batches are identical because each natural ingredient differs on a molecular level depending on the harvest; the soil, the climatic conditions, the air quality; all have an effect. The differences are to be celebrated, and we welcome your feedback!

Ordering & Shipping

How do I order my Sodashi products online?

Click on the products you wish to order, select the quantity then click on “add to cart”. You can add more of the same item by clicking on “add more” or if you wish to continue shopping click on “continue shopping”. When you have completed your order click on “go to checkout”. You will be taken to the Payment detail page where you select payment method and where you can create an account with us by filling in your details.

How will I know that you’ve sent my products?

We’ll send you an order confirmation email once your order and payment has been received. We’ll then send you a second email confirming completion and shipment of your order. If, for some reason, you have a problem receiving these emails, please contact us straight away at sales@sodashi.com

What if the product I wish to purchase is not available?

Occasionally, a product may be temporarily unavailable and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Unavailable products will be displayed in red as ‘temporarily out of stock’. If this is the case, we encourage you to return to our website to purchase the product at a later time or send us an email to request a notification when the product is next available.

If my shipment arrives damaged, what should I do?

When your order arrives please inspect the carton for any damage that may have occurred during the shipping process. It is normal for the outer carton to show some wear and tear, however, if damage has occurred to the item(s) in your shipment, notify us immediately by email at info@sodashi.com or by phone on +61 8 9336 6837 (Monday through Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (Western Standard Time) and provide your invoice number.

Can I cancel my order if I change my mind?

You may change or cancel your order as long as it has not yet been dispatched from our premises. You can check this by tracking your order using the link in your order confirmation email.

If your order has not been dispatched but payment has been processed, we can change the order or place a full refund to your credit card. Please contact us ASAP to avoid disappointment.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

We make every effort to dispatch online orders within a day from receipt of payment. However in most cases, your order will be shipped within three working days. Sodashi will send you an email notification once your order has been dispatched. Delivery times will vary depending on where you live. Please see our shipping page for more details.

What are the charges for shipping and handling?

For all orders within Australia, a flat rate of $9.95 AUD applies. For orders over $99 AUD, shipping is free of charge. Most orders should be received within two to three working days from the date of dispatch. Additional time may be required for those areas outside a Central Business District. For international fees, please see our shipping page.

Does Sodashi ship internationally?

Yes, Sodashi ships products internationally. Please see our shipping page for related costs.

What is Sodashi's return policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. Please refer to our returns page for more information.

Does Sodashi export to China?

No we do not. The reason we don’t export to China is that they have regulations that require all skincare products to be tested on animals. Until such time as those regulations are changed, we’ve made a decision not to export to the market as we have a strict no animal testing policy.

What are your promotion terms and conditions?

Unless otherwise specified, our conditions are as follows:

Offer is only available until date specified and while stocks last. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer is not exchangeable. Stock is strictly limited. Offer can only be redeemed once per customer for the duration of the promotion. Should a customer make multiple purchases during the promotion period only the first order will receive the complimentary gift. No rain checks. Offer is not available for commercial use, and can only be redeemed on personal orders. Additional conditions and exclusions may apply.