If you don’t live in the US, the great soap making nation, it can be difficult to get hold of soap making tools and equipment. Here’s how I found the perfect hanger swirl tool in New Zealand!
Hasn’t this been the most wonderful summer ever? It’s been so much fun and inspirational and I feel fully re-charged and ready to bring some great new ideas to 2018. Check out what I’ve been up to and a little sneak peak on what’s coming this year!
Join the first ever SAL (Soap-Along) with this fun Christmas themed cold process soap project. Learn new techniques and skills! Connect and share with like-minded passionate soapers. And experience a fun and exciting mystery adventure! Join now!
Fragrances can be made up of hundreds different components and it isn’t just vanillin that causes discolouration. Any of the essential oils, resins, natural and synthetic aroma chemicals can have an effect on the final colour of the soap.
Fragrances are one of the most difficult ingredient to predict how they will affect the soap and the soap making process. This is the first part in a three-part series, and will be looking at the component vanillin, which gives vanilla essence it’s unique scent and flavour. Unfortunately in soap making, it it is one of the main culprits that causes the soap to turn brown.
Using fresh ingredients in soap making has become very popular in the last years, largely due to the demand for more natural products. However, fresh ingredients will add extra water, sugar and/or fat to your soap, which alters the formulation and affects the outcome of your soap. In this post, I will explain what is needed and how to avoid common pitfalls.
Have you got your gift sorted for Father’s Day this weekend? What about the kids? Don’t want to get dad another pair of socks? Check out these fun ideas and tutorials to give your dad that special gift!