Water is one of the main ingredients in soap making, but how important is it really? What kind of water should you be using? And how much? What are the effects of water in soap making?
If you want to make good soap, it helps if you know your chemistry, but it doesn’t need to be explained in a complicated way with lots of chemical formulas.
I’ve joined Amy’s Soap Challenge Club! The soap I created for this month’s challenge is a simple, yet sophisticated soap, that symbolises several aspects of Japanese culture: rice, green tea, the rituals of bathing, and simple, pure ingredients. Every ingredient in this soap has both function and meaning!
Looking for a gift for your soap maker bestie, partner, secret Santa? Finding gifts can be quite challenging for some people, and let’s be honest, no one wants to be that person who keeps getting it wrong, and boy, finding gifts for soap makers is really, really hard. So here are some suggestions that will help you find something that won’t end up on the ‘bad presents’ pile!
Easy craft ideas for the kids to make during these school holidays: soaps, bath bombs, and more!
One of the soap groups on Facebook that I belong to does monthly soap challenges and this month they challenged people to make a soap using lemon juice. I thought that was such a fun idea, and something I’d never done either, that I wanted to give it a try myself and show you the process and results, so you can have a go at it yourself.
NEW! Christchurch Weekend Workshop PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS FINISHED! It’s finally going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29 July 2018 in CHRISTCHURCH! I am so excited to offer a soap workshop to you […]
New updated SAP chart with properties, usage rate and shelf life of oils, fats, butters and waxes.