Treat your dog to the refreshing spa products from the Australian brand BONDI WASH, which our now available on online at maisonlelou.com. We are the only European stockist for BONDI WASH dog collection and we are excited to be introducing this brand and their natural products with our customers......
Find out below about the founder, Belinda Everingham and the wonderful collection of products her brand has produced.....
We are stocking the full dog collection with is made up of 4 products all beautifully scented with paperbark and lemongrass. The products are:
Dog Wash - This gentle wash is specially formulated for dogs using carefully selected essential oils and natural ingredients. Paperbark is a wonderful Australian native with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and insect repellant properties as well as calming and relaxing. It is combined with zesty lemongrass and other essential oils so is perfect for leaving our four-legged friends smelling beautiful and feeling clean and soft.
Dog Dry Wash - A simple, convenient way to refresh your furry friend in between wet washes. This gentle dry dog shampoo is specially designed for a dog's sensitive skin and system. It will repel insects, remove germs and dirt, while calming and relaxing both you and your pooch. Contains Australian banksia seed oil for a luxurious glossy coat.
Kennel Spray - We love this essential and versatile spray that will freshen your dog's bedding or kennel. Paperbark is an Australian native with wonderful properties including anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and insect-repellant but also relaxes and soothes. Combined with zesty lemongrass and other essential oils, this spray smells divine. Using only plant-based ingredients, you and your pup will love it.
Launched in 2013 by Bondi-based mother of 3, Belinda Everingham, BONDI WASH was inspired by the novel 'Perfume' by Patrick Susskind, which is all about the evocative power of scent. Reading the novel while on holidays in Far North Queensland, and surrounded by unusual native flora, Belinda wondered whether Australia could create beautiful fragrances and products from native botanicals, just like the French have been doing for centuries.
The range was developed over 18 months, drawing on expertise from chemists and using the latest technology in natural ingredients. BONDI WASH combines the amazing power and fragrance of unique Australian botanicals with a luxurious mix of other essential oils and natural ingredients to bring a new range of truly distinctive products that are good for the planet and your home.
All BONDI WASH products are plant-based. Nothing nasty. Products are non-toxic, bio-degradable and contain ingredients sourced from the best Australian suppliers.
BONDI WASH products use Australian bush oils that have interesting fragrances – not your standard eucalyptus or tea tree - which combine beautifully with other oils to create uplifting scents that make washing a delight. These bush oils have amazing properties and have all been independently tested for their anti-bacterial properties.
BONDI WASH products also contain ACTIVE Australian ingredients, like Wattleseed oil, Lilly Pilly extract and Banksia seed oil. These active ingredients are all 100% plant-derived and bring unique and powerful properties to that have only recently been researched and discovered.
The Dog collection is scented with their signature Paperbark and Lemongrass fragrance.
Paperbark is a gentle but powerful oil, which will remove germs and repel insects, while calming and relaxing. Combined with other oils including lemongrass, rosemary and lavender, this formulation is specially designed to suit a dog’s sensitive skin.
BONDI WASH products contain only the finest natural ingredients:
- Australian bush oils like Tasmanian native pepper, Sydney peppermint, Lemon tea tree oil - all independently tested for their anti-bacterial properties
- Natural fragrances - all BONDI WASH scents are 100% pure essential oils sourced from quality suppliers
- Soap bases sourced 100% from plants which are gentle and non-toxic (derived from sugar and corn, both renewable)
- Luxurious additions to improve texture and effectiveness including sunflower seeds and aloe vera
- Natural thickeners
- Minimal preservatives - and only non-paraben ones
BONDI WASH products do not contain any:
- Synthetic colours or scents
- Petroleum-based ingredients
- Nitrates, ammonia, chlorine, sulphates
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate. SLS, SLES are known irritants
- Sodium Coco Sulphate. Often used in 'natural' products to replace SLS but very similar to SLS (just slightly less processed)
- Cocamidopropyl betaine (Coco-betaine), a foaming agent often used in ‘natural’ products which sounds like it is derived from coconut but is also derived from ‘dimethylaminopropylamine’ and isn’t completely plant-based. Potentially impacting non-renewable palm plantations. Has been claimed to be an allergen
- Fragrance, which reflects a blend of ingredients and can mean synthetics or nasties are hidden – a labelling loophole – and known to causes headaches, rashes, respiratory problems and other reactions
- METHYL CHLORO ISOTHIAZOLINONE AND METHYL ISOTHIAZOLINONE, which are controversial preservatives
- Phenoxyethanol. Controversial widely used preservative, toxic to infants
- Paraben - based preservatives. Widely used, found in breast cancers, blamed for early puberty in girls
- PEG 150 thickening agent, a US Environmental Working Group hazard, not recommended for use on broken skin and potentially causes kidney toxicity
- TEA (Triethonalomine) and DEA (Diethonalomine) a surfactant that potentially causes skins reactions
- Triclosan, linked to a long list of health issues
- Animal ingredients
Treat your dog to a luxury bath with BONDI WASH products and enjoy the refreshing scent of the lemongrass........ enjoy!
Maison Le Lou's concept is to design and create luxury accessories for sophisticated city dogs with style and we have created two collections that are luxurious and gender specific in an understated way. A key element in the collections is the fusion between classic styling and contemporary detailing.
We would like to introduce you to our products by telling you a bit about our collections, our focus on quality and how and where are luxury dog collars and made.
Our Pour Homme collection is designed for canine gentlemen, designed to create a masculine mood by combining traditional veg tanned leathers in dark rich colours. The collection features embossed textures and the shiny gunmetal hardware gives the collars a ction features esophisticated handsome edge. All our Pour Homme collars are lined with a soft Italian nubuck leather in our signature grey and are presented in bespoke branded dustbags from Italy.
As a brand we are focused on designing quality products and to combine traditional manufacturing methods in a contemporary collection. Many traditional artisan craftsmanship techniques are fading out with overseas mass market manufacturing and price driven products. True luxury has become harder to find in the market at a more affordable price. There are many elements in a product from the materials, design and workmanship. Attention to all these elements is the focus of the collection to ensure the final product is a piece of luxury........
All of our leathers are from Italy with the majority coming from one of the best known vegetable tanneries in the country. They were founded as recently as 1946 but the family of the founders had been working in the leather industry since the best part of the 20th century. This particular tannery specialise in leathers for the accessories industry. Our collection features their internationally renowned signature leather, a tannage which is patented and a closely guarded secret. The formula required for it's production were found in the top breast pocket of the grandfather of the present owner when he died, subsequently stolen and were the cause of a long and protracted court case. This tannery is part of the Tuscany Vegetable Tanners Consortium which is a non-profit organisation whose mission is: to promote vegetable-tanned leather; to safeguard a typical Tuscan product; to guarantee the quality of raw materials and processes used in its production and to highlight traditional techniques whose origins lie deep in Tuscan history. Vegetable tanning is an artisan tradition that the Tuscan tanneries have handed down from father to son for centuries, mixing antique recipes and state-of-the-art technology. Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substance harmful to man and is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies. The production cycle of these leathers are also strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment.
All our collars and leads are handmade in England by own of the last remaining small leather goods manufacturers in England. With the combined skills and knowledge of over 200 years in the leather goods industry using traditional hand craft techniques combined with contemporary equipment they produce the finest products. The signature design of Maison Le Lou collars features a feather edge construction as used on luxury belts. Its a traditional process that creates a sleek outline and a raised profile through the centre of the collar. The slimmer softer edges also provide more comfort when worn. Many of the processes involved in producing our collars are done my hand, from the handmade knife blocks for cutting the shape of the tips to the individually hand painted edges. This high quality finishing makes each and every one of our collars and leads a piece of luxury.
Our sole aim is to bring happiness to the dogs who bring so much love to our lives, with our collars and leads we hope to give them ( and you ) the luxury you both deserve!
This is just the beginning, we will keep you updated on your news...... see you soon