Meegan of Cinnamon and Clove is a soapmaker who enjoys using natural colours and essential oils. She creates beautiful soaps that bring a touch of Zanzibari luxury to your bathroom every day. There is a strong focus on organic and fair trade ingredients wherever possible.
Always one to try her hand at crafts and DIY, Meegan fell into soap-making out of necessity. This happened while running a safari lodge in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia. While trying to source affordable yet luxurious bath products for lodge guests, she turned to learning the craft of soap-making in order to provide a bespoke product for the lodge. When it came time to return to Australia, Meegan dreamed of being able to start her own business to continue the journey.
The decision to use natural ingredients comes from a desire to reduce the synthetic chemicals in her daily life. Trying to strip things back to the ‘clean, slow way of life’ from the kitchen to the bathroom. It has become really important to Meegan (and many others!) to know exactly what she is putting in or on my body.
The focus is on using simple ingredients. Sourced from fair trade and organic suppliers wherever possible. No palm oil or micas. Complemented by a beautiful array of botanicals, many of which are sourced from her own garden.
The inspiration for the scents and mood behind Cinnamon & Clove has slowly evolved over a number of years. Meegan fell in love with the Moorish/Arabic architecture, décor and culture during her travels. The concept behind Cinnamon & Clove was actually born in Stonetown, Zanzibar. You’ll notice a nod to the inspiration behind the brand in the Swahili names of her products.
Each soap Meegan makes is a piece of art in itself. She enjoys the ‘science’ side of the cold-process soap-making process. But the real thrill comes when her creativity is allowed to run wild with the wide range of natural colourants and botanicals to complement the essentials oils in each bar.
Meegan hopes you enjoy using your products as much as she has enjoyed creating them for you!
Available in both Fitzroy and Prahran
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