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About Essentially Tamara

Our ethics

Founded in 2018, Essentially Tamara is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated.
We specialise in handcrafting shower and body treats which are elegant and feminine with a twist of sophistication.
Our products are made in small batches using premium ingredients including plant-based oils, rich butters, essential oils and natural fragrances. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged by hand with care and attention to every detail.
Our mission is to offer natural products that are gentle, moisturising, and free of the harsh chemicals and synthetic detergents that can often be found in many commercial products. In addition, we strive to present our products in minimalist yet premium packaging designs so that our products are not only great for personal use but also for gifting purposes.
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All our products are vegan-friendly and completely crueltr-free. They do not contain any animal derived products.
We try as much as possible to only use recyclable or biodegradable materials. All our products are safe for the environment, without exception.
Our products are free of parabens, sulphates and phthalates.
Simply due to the nature of the ingredients needed to make our shower bombs, they need to be packaged in plastic to protect them from moisture. We are so proud to be able to say that the plastic that we use is oxo-biodegradable which means that within 3-5 years of being in landfill conditions, our plastic will completely biodegrade without leaving any trace of the original polymer components which were used to make the plastic in the first place.
biodegradable plastic
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Shower bombs are not bath bombs

Please remember that shower bombs are NOT bath bombs. Please don’t use your shower bomb in the bath as a bath bomb. The essential oil percentage in shower bombs is far higher than in bath bombs and is too concentrated to bath in.
Along with this, all our shower bombs contain pure menthol, which may cause a cold sensation on your skin if you soak in it.
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Septic Systems

Our shower bombs are safe to use with septic systems. Bicarbonate of soda, which is the main ingredient is completely safe for your septic tank and will not disrupt the bacteria balance. In fact, quite the opposite, most enzymes and bacteria grow in a non-acidic environment. By adding baking soda into your septic system, you raise the pH to a neutral condition which makes the bacteria grow faster and digest more of the waste.

Asthma & Allergies

All our Shower Bombs are packed full of essential oils, fragrances and menthol. If you are sensitive to any of the oils or fragrances or suffer from asthma, please use with caution as menthol may be a trigger in asthmatics.

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