I have been experimenting with a new ingredient, Korean yellow-ochre clay which I received as a present from a lovely, and generous, friend of mine. I have used different types of clay before (green, pink, orange) so I was very curious to see how the yellow clay will act in soap and I must say … Read more Using Korean yellow ochre clay to colour soap
This is the first time I try this design and I am pretty happy with it. Next time I will try with less colour and more white, and maybe other colours, perhaps pink and green.
A lovely friend of mine from South Korea has brought me some ingredients to experiment with in my soaps. And there’s nothing I love more than experimenting! The first ingredient I have tried was the green tea powder. In it’s natural state it has a yellow-green colour but I was curious to see how it … Read more How to colour your soap with green tea powder
Sugar is a great exfoliant. You can choose your sugar by the size of the grains, and go for a medium scrub if you use small grained sugar, or for more of a hard scrub if you use larger grained sugar. You can even use cane or naturally dark sugar which will also look decorative … Read more Sugar lemongrass exfoliating soap
I made a new batch of soap which I will donate to Havens Hospices. Havens Hospices provides palliative nursing and supportive care to adults and children living with complex or incurable conditions and I think they deserve a lot of respect and love for the work they do. I hope some colourful natural soap will … Read more Soap for the community 2 – Lavender and eucalyptus soap with almond milk (formula and instructions how to decorate the top)
One type of soap I always love to stock up on is my ylang-ylang and bergamot soap. This is a very simple and beautiful spring soap with an inviting flowery smell. Here is the formula and instructions on how to make it. First you should buy a flower silicone mould, unless you already have one … Read more Did anyone say spring?
I have spent a lot of time lately making natural soap to give to friends, family and to anyone in the community who might need it. With the lack of soap from the shops lately I am sure a lot of people will need some. But besides the practical reasons, it’s also a way of … Read more Soap for the community 1 – Botanical eucalyptus soap with hemp oil
Let’s be honest, soap decorated with dried herbs and flowers is gorgeous! Adding plants to your soap is tricky as most of them turn brown in contact with the lye and water, but there are some exceptions like herbs (mint, rosemary, thyme, etc), chamomile and marigold. The herbs will maintain their dark green colour and … Read more Botanical soap