Sphaera

About


Sphaera soap is inspired by the everyday rituals of bathing and cleansing, and the opportunities these afford for quiet moments of self-care. 

Each bar is a thoughtful composition of form and function hand crafted from fine natural ingredients.


Holiday Season Shipping Details.

The last day for online orders to arrive in time for Christmas in New Zealand is Wednesday December 18th. 

Our studio is taking a little holiday from December 19th 2019 - January 13th 2020. Orders placed within this period will be shipped Monday 13th January 2020. Please feel free to get in touch if you have a special request or any questions over the summer holiday break. Enjoy.


Bio

Sphaera was founded in 2015 by visual artist and complementary health practitioner Ali Johnson. At its core is a studio practice and an approach to making that is both intuitive and thoughtfully researched, a conceptual response to rituals around self care and cleaning. Sphaera offers simple, utilitarian objects for everyday use with a distinctive depth and purpose.


Process and formula

Crafting a soap formula is a science of balance. Each of our bars is carefully designed to respond to a particular space, use or skin type using pure plant oils, butters, milks and naturally occurring fine clays. The soap is made using the ‘cold process’ method, blended in small batches, poured, hand cut and air-cured for several weeks. This traditional technique yields a true soap, preserving the components’ gentle cleansing and moisturising properties.


Scent

Each Sphaera soap has a custom botanical perfume blend composed of pure essential oils. Developed using traditional perfumery techniques these unique scents are carefully blended for a balanced profile to mirror each bar’s skincare and therapeutic purpose.


Form and function

Each bar is a careful composition of harmonious elements, crafted for a particular skin type, use and purpose. Sphaera’s distinctive cube shape bar is a simple geometric form inspired by Plato’s ideas on elemental forms – in which the cube represents the earth – and the traditional forms and practices of the oldest soap makers of Aleppo and Marseille. 

Colour and substance come from the use of fine natural clays while the cube form ensures less surface area remains in contact with water, making for a longer lasting bar. 

As they are used and enjoyed, our bars evolve from their geometric beginnings to an organic pebble form, fitting perfectly into the palm.


Care notes

Store your unopened bar in a dry environment out of direct sunlight. Soap does not have an expiry date, however some of the surface scent will fade eventually. Allow your soap to drain and dry between uses by using a soap dish.


Ethics

Sphaera soap bars are all natural, sustainably produced and organic where possible. Our studio practice and packaging employs sustainable, minimal impact and locally sourced materials. Sphaera products are all cruelty free and vegan.


Shipping


All orders are shipped from New Zealand with a tracked courier service. We endeavour to process and dispatch orders within 1-2 working days. Orders will be delivered during standard business hours Monday to Friday.

If you have any specific shipping queries or requests please contact us: hello@sphaera.co.nz


New Zealand 

There is a standard flat rate of $5 NZD per order for orders under $50 NZD

Free shipping for orders over $50 NZD


Australia

Australian orders have a standard flat rate of $12 NZD per order.

Please supply a physical shipping address as delivery to a P.O Box is not possible.


International

International orders have a standard shipping rate of $25 NZD per order.

Countries available for international shipping are below:

United States of America

United Kingdom

Please supply a physical shipping address as delivery to an International P.O Box is not possible.

Customs charges and import duties are the responsibility of the purchaser, please contact your local customs office for more detail regarding your country.



Returns

Please let us know  if there is any issue with your items or delivery and we will try and put it right as soon as we can. Contact: hello@sphaera.co.nz

All our products are made by hand and as such may have small variations from the images on




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