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2018 Christchurch workshop!

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 […]

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Bring on 2018!

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! […]

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2017 Christmas Soap-Along

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! […]

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Testing Fragrances Part 2

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. […]

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Testing Fragrances Part 1

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. […]