19 May 2014


Recently I discovered the Australian organic brand Ausganica, and today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the *Ausganica Litsea Cubeba Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner; 

What They Say:

Litsea Cubeba Volumizing Shampoo: Give fine, limp hair some volume with help from Ausganica volumizing shampoo. Made with botanical cleansers and pure botanical actives of horsetail, amla, and citrus essential oils, this synergistic blend of natural ingredients have been chosen to nourish fine hair without weighing it down. With botanicals delicately extracted to preserve their purest form, your hair can naturally shine.

Litsea Cubeba Volumizing Conditioner: Enhance bounce, body and shine with healing amla, hops, and papaya extracts, in combination with strengthening silica from horsetail for lifted, luxurious hair. Increases volume in limp, lifeless hair. Detangles and adds weightless bounce and volume. Contains revitalizing litsea cubeba, petitgrain, and rosemary oils. A healing herbal blend rich in nutrients to help keep hair strong and long lasting.

RRP: Shampoo: $16.95 (500ml), Conditioner: $17.95 (500ml) – Available from Ausganica and select stockists
 - But keep reading for your special discount offer, available for a limited time only..

What I Say:

I recently trialled the Lavender travel pack and the Rose Body Lotion from Ausganica, and as I have been enjoying using the products, I have been looking forward to putting this Litsea Cubeba Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner to the test as well.

As mentioned in my previous reviews, including the Lavender Travel Pack and the Rose Body Lotion,
Ausganica is an Australian maker of certified organic skincare, haircare, and cosmetics. The story began in 1997 with group of aroma-therapists, organic farmers, and cosmeceutical experts who all shared the dream of healthy natural personal care.

Grown from one of the world’s largest certified organic farms, with nearly 500 acres, certified Grade A by OGA (Organic Growers Australia), and also certified by HACCP. The manufacturing is certified by both ACO (Australian Certified Organic), and the OFC (Organic Food Chain).


In order to achieve premium quality, Ausgarnica insists on only organic, natural and expressly allowed ingredients according to certified organic and eco/green standards. And they do not use synthetic fragrances, synthetic minerals, synthetic colours, sulphates, parabens and other harsh ingredients. And of course, the products are not tested on animals as well as animal-derived ingredients would never be used.

My first impression of the Litsea Cubeba Volumising Shampoo And Conditioner, is what an amazing zesty citrusy scent. Ok, I know that I do have a penchant for citrus products, but this is just so incredible, so I was in love before even testing out the products!

Actually, I had no idea what Litsea Cubeba, having never heard of it before – the image of the lemon on the label may have given away that it was a citrus product, but that was as much as I could gather from the label.

A little research revealed that Litsea Cubeba is an evergreen tree native to China, and the essential oil is extracted from fruits and sometimes leaves, and this oil has a lemon-like odour. You bet has it has!

The shampoo, which contains gentle botanical cleansers and pure botanical actives of horsetail, amla, and citrus essential oils, this synergistic blend of natural ingredients have been chosen to nourish fine hair without weighing it down. As soon as I apply the shampoo to my hair, the most gorgeous citrus scent spreads through my bathroom – it is like the perfect wakeup call in the morning!! And although I just wash my hair every second day, just one wash is more than sufficient to make my hair feel clean.


I follow by using a few pumps of the conditioner, which contains a healing blend of nutrients to help keep the hair strong. The ingredients include amla, hops, and papaya extracts as well as silica from horsetail to help give the hair strength and volume and shine, while it detangles the hair, as well as it includes litsea cubeba, petitgrain, and rosemary oils to revitalise.

After a few minutes I rinse it out, and it is quick and easy to do, and combining it is as easy as can be when your hair is overdue for a haircut!

As I usually do, I leave my hair to dry naturally, and once it has dried, it is so soft and shinier than it has for a long time, and it simply looks healthy. And it still has this gorgeous zesty citrus scent – me likey!

And as for adding volume to my hair, that is a tricky one, as so far, I am yet to find a volume product that actually has any major effect on my very long and thick hair. But I can say that often conditioners that are sufficiently efficient to make it easy to comb my hair and add moisture to the ends, often do weigh down my hair and make it look limp – but with this Litsea Cubeba Volumizing Conditioner it is not the case, and even my otherwise dry ends looks healthy.

The shampoo and conditioner both come in huge 500ml green pump bottles with an attractive pastel pink floral label, and as the bottes are so large, I find them very reasonably priced – well actually cheap, considering that the products are certified organic too, which usually does come with a higher price tag too.

And I love that they come with pumps, as it is so easy to use in the shower. The conditioner has a nice consistency, but the shampoo is a little runnier than most, and I do find that I need to hurry putting it into my hair before it runs out between my fingers, and hence wasting a lot of product, so I would ideally like the shampoo to be slightly thicker.

What I Like:

  • The products smell amazing, and the zesty citrus scent remains in the hair
  • The products come in huge easy to use pump bottles
  • Well priced for such large products
  • Certified organic and made in Australia
 What I Don’t Like:
  • Shampoo is a little runny
All in all, I really like this shampoo and conditioner as the products make my hair feel lovely and soft to touch and look shiny and healthy. I love that the products are Australian made and certified organic so only the best ingredients are used – including pure essential oils which makes these products smell absolutely amazing. So if you are looking for some great organic products and like zesty citrus scents too, I highly recommend that you try these Litsea Cubeba Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner from Ausganica.
If the Lemon scent not for quite for you – then there’s a large selection of other shampoos and conditioners available from Ausganica, including Rose Geranium and Lavender.
And the good news is that right now you can get 20% off your purchase from the entire Ausganic range, simply by entering LIFESTYLE at the checkout at Ausganica. But hurry, this offer is available for a limited time only..
* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Ever heard of Ausganica? Do you use organic products? What scent is your favourite?



  1. I've never heard about this brand before! However, it looks really great and high quality! <3

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    1. The products are lovely, and I love they are certified organic, which makes them very well priced too!

  2. I bet it smells amazing! I love citrus products for the shower the hot water seems to enhance the smell too :)

    1. Yeah, it is just such a fresh and clean smell!


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