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

Sharing is caring

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the last few days making soap for friends, neighbors and anyone who might need it. Soap is flying off the shelves and people will need some. People who are at high risk, people with children, people who cannot afford to pay the exorbitant prices asked for on … Read more Sharing is caring

How to make natural soap (includes formula, equipment and instructions)

If you are at home worrying about when the shops will run out of soap or just want to start making your own natural soap you can use the below simple formula. This formula will give you 1085 grams of soap when you make it but it contains water which will evaporate, so the total … Read more How to make natural soap (includes formula, equipment and instructions)

Hand sanitizer is good, soap is better

At least as per the information issued by the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention from US. CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services in US and they have written a comprehensive article on why soap is better than hand sanitizer, which you can find here. … Read more Hand sanitizer is good, soap is better