Ever thought about using a colour wheel to choose the colour scheme of your soap?

As a person who enjoys creativity I have other creative passions, and one of them is interior design. What you might ask has interior design to do with soap, but they are bound by being creative arts. People are visual, they chose a soap with their eyes before they pick it up to feel the … Read more Ever thought about using a colour wheel to choose the colour scheme of your soap?

Basic ingredients and equipment, and where to buy them

Ingredients There are 4 main ingredients you need to make soap – olive oil, coconut oil, water and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH, also known as caustic soda or lye). What does each ingredient do? The olive oil and coconut oil will combine with the NaOH dissolved in water and after the reaction of the 4 ingredients … Read more Basic ingredients and equipment, and where to buy them

Using Korean yellow ochre clay to colour soap

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

How to colour your soap with green tea powder

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 lemongrass exfoliating soap

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

Soap for the community 2 – Lavender and eucalyptus soap with almond milk (formula and instructions how to decorate the top)

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)

Did anyone say spring?

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?

Soap for the community 1 – Botanical eucalyptus soap with hemp oil

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