Around the world
I always dream of travelling to discover different cultures and meet amazing people to understand the world better. Through a conversation with a friend, I realised that I could organise a trip to Kenya to share my knowledge on soap making and business management to support other women as well as have the chance to live with the community and realise one of my dreams. My first experience in Kenya was life-changing, and now I know that I want to travel around the world to learn and teach. I lived with a few women's Kenyan communities, sharing my knowledge about natural soap-making processes and business management.
I realised that one of the main purposes of my travels is to share the necessary skills to increase women's financial self-sufficiency and self-confidence. These travels are also an opportunity for me to learn. I want to learn more about what people do - around the world - to empower women and girls because I know that my calling is toward this purpose. These travels are about teaching and learning because it is reciprocal it's about sharing and creating a safe space for others to feel and be heard.
Next destination - Guatemala!
Kenya - Agatha Amani House
AAH is a grassroots safe home for women who are victims of sexual and domestic violence and abuse. It is the first safe home of its kind in Kenya where women and their children can not only find immediate safety from an abusive situation but can stay for a longer period to learn new skills that will enable them to find jobs and become independent.
I shared with the resident my knowledge of soap making as well as some marketing and business principles. I learnt with them how to adjust and adapt to our environment. Together we created something unique and precious.
The shelter is an organic farm with cows, goats, rabbits and chickens that generate products to sell in the local market as well as to provide nutritious food for the women. Electricity is provided by solar panels and gas for cooking is generated by a biogas digester. To me, the most incredible thing that they're doing in terms of sustainability is that they built their first guest house and the sharing space using natural building techniques and they are going to use the same techniques to build the second guest house.
Cholez Natural Cosmetics is above all a Franco-Australian artisanal and female-owned soap manufacturer and natural cosmetics company located in North Sydney, Australia. Our approach is part of the modification of our consumption habits to return to an attitude more respectful of the environment and our body by producing the minimum amount of waste.
Our products are manufactured, moulded, cut and packaged by hand, with the best care. All our solid cosmetics and products are 100% natural and made with organic ingredients, vegan, without testing on animals, without palm oil, and with minimum waste. They are part of a process of respect for the environment and living beings.
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I want transparency, simplicity and quality in all my cosmetic products.
I want my ingredient list to be clear, understandable and transparent.
I want my brand to be responsible, sustainable and ethical.
I want my products to be respectful of the planet, my family, friends, my customers and me!
These are the statements I had in mind, wrote down and applied since I started
Cholez Natural Cosmetics.
In 2021, Alyson Cholez decided to create a brand that focuses on sustainable ingredients with the ambition of bringing nature to people.
"Over my travels, I have discovered different self-care rituals and I felt the need to share it because I believe that another way of producing and using cosmetics is possible."
Cholez Natural Cosmetics started to serve people from around the world that want to find a new natural and organic alternative to self-care. Our Online Sustainable Store was born from the desire to live sustainably and have a positive impact on the Earth by supporting responsible consumption and reducing waste in people's daily lives.
Following this ideology, each product we offer is eco-friendly, ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegan and of the highest quality. Check out our catalogue of products and make a purchase today to join our community of environmentally aware customers.
Spotlight on Sustainability
NO TOXIC CHEMICALS
We want to live in a way that betters our planet and believe in maintaining the balance between human activity and natural processes. That is why our products are focused on improving the health of the global ecosystem.
100% Natural and Renewable
By prioritizing Biodegradable Products, we believe that we can help shift the market and enhance consumer awareness regarding the impact of their purchasing decisions. Put your money towards a solution for environmental issues.
Cholez Natural Cosmetics is committed to selling high quality, natural products which are kind to the environment and minimize the negative impact on the planet. Recycled materials are a key factor in our sustainable solution.
We believe in transparency. It is essential to know exactly what is in our cosmetics. Nature offers us a large variety of beneficial properties which combined properly bring a better balance into our life, and greater respect for our planet.
Our soaps are handmade using cold or hot saponification. This old fashion method from France combines different vegetable oils and turns them into soap. The slight amount of oil that doesn't transform will form a protective barrier on your skin as well as keeping your skin smooth and moisturized.