Northern Lights is a stunning soap, which is fairly simple to make. I’ve used a combination of activated charcoal, pigments and glow in the dark pigment, and utilising a layering technique, to create the wavy bands of colours. Fresh garden mint with subtle floral notes completes this astonishing recreation of the northern lights!
A pure and natural Christmas soap with a special blend of essential oils reminiscent of the freshly fallen snow in a pine forest. A cold process soap, which would also work with hot process technique!
Orange spice is the classic Christmas fragrance with sweet orange and spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. Using only natural ingredients – essential oils for fragrance, and calendula petals and cinnamon spice for colour – this soap is palm-free, vegan and 100% natural!
Sometimes a fragrance is just too beautiful not to be used. Even if it can and most likely will cause your soap to seize. Holly Berry fragrance from Candlescience is one such fragrance, which I love and really wanted to use in a soap. Soaping at low temperatures and working very fast, I created this gorgeous Christmas soap, and it wasn’t so difficult after all!
Noel is a castile soap that reminds me of Christmas times of past. Memories, family celebrations, faded photographs, hues of gold, green and red, the star on the Christmas tree, and a scent that lingered wherever you would go. The soap has a green and red swirl, which stands out against the white soap. I also introduce a new technique, the push swirl, which is a good swirling method for soap that has thickened.
Natural dog shampoos and soaps are often expensive, so why not make your own? The natural ingredients in this mild cleansing dog soap will keep your dog’s coat looking healthy and shiny without stripping the natural oils from the its fur. The essential oils will not only leave your dog smelling fresh, they also have the added benefit to repeal fleas and insects.
Spring is here! And this calls for a pretty little flowers soap to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of sunny weather and pretty blooms every where. The flowers and leaves are prepared beforehand, and is a great way to use up leftover soap from other projects.
Flat white soap is a deliciously coffee scented soap with extra coffee grounds for an exfoliating effect. Because coffee fragrances tend to discolour the soap brown, a small portion of the soap remains unscented to create the white layer and ‘milk foam’ on top.
Pumpkin Spice is one of my favourite soaps to make, not only because of the delicious I-want-to-eat fragrance, but because the added fresh pumpkin puree gives extra texture and colour to the soap. Using several swirling techniques, blends the colours both within the soap and on the surface!
Avocado oil, like the fruit itself, contains many healthy vitamins and minerals for your skin. Incorporating it into your soap will add creaminess and increase the conditioning properties of the soap, and the combination of avocado oil with fresh avocado will make for a silky, creamy bar that is great for your skin.