There are many benefits of adding clays to soaps, and not only as natural colourants. In this post I explain what clays are, how they work and the properties and uses in soaps.
It’s Father’s Day next month! How about a soap for the Fisherman in the family? Check out this soap, which contains the fish-attractant aniseed oil!
A rainbow of colours that stands out against a backdrop of white soap, and combined with a fresh citrus essential oil blend. The technique to make this soap is deceivingly simple!
What to do with the kids these school holidays? How about some bath bombs or easy soap tutorials? Or keep them occupied with some jelly soap or play dough soap. Lots of ideas here to keep the kids happy and busy!
Kids love play dough and kids love bath time! Why not combine the two and make play dough soap that they can play with in the bath? Keeps them busy just that little longer!
The past two months, I’ve been busy testing micas, pigments and lakes in cold process soaps and bath bombs. I’ve blogged about it, but to make it easier for you to find these posts, I’ve created some colour guides for you to use and download.
This swirly soap is made without actually swirling the soap! It’s a very neat trick, using a very fluid soap emulsion, to produce the fine lines and swirl in the soap.
These gorgeous amethyst crystal soaps are so easy to make using clear and white melt and pour soap bases. But the best part is carving the soap into little crystal shapes. And the results are stunning!
The last in the mica colour test series, purple is particular important for the ever popular lavender soap. However, it has always been a difficult colour to achieve in cold process soap, one reason many soap makers turn to micas for this colour.
Jelly soap base is very easy to work with: cut, melt and pour. However, the viscosity of the soap does leave (unwanted) air bubbles trapped within. How to get rid of these and which method is best for melting the jelly soap base?