One of the biggest problems you face when making cold process soaps is colour. The high pH environment of cold process soap making can do some funny things to your colourants. Some colourants, particular natural colourants, will fade to grey or morph into other colours.
Are the mozzies and sandflies getting to you too? It seems this year is worse than usual. It must be all that rain. There’s nothing worse than sitting outside enjoying a glass of chardonnay in the evening and then having to escape inside because of the sandflies!
Bath bombs are pure balls of fizzy fun at bath time. Not only that, bath bombs can have positive effects on your skin, body and mood. Depending on what ingredients you add, they can either be skin soothing, relaxing, invigorating or detoxifying. Here is a simple basic bath bomb tutorial for you to try.
Infused oils are very versatile and useful. Depending on the herbs and flowers you have used, you can use them in your cooking, as a skin oil, for massage or you can add them to
your balms and lotions.
Lip balms are fun and easy to make. You only need a few ingredients: a liquid vegetable oil, such as sunflower oil or sweet almond oil; a vegetable butter, like shea butter or cocoa butter; and a wax, which is usually beeswax or candelilla wax for a vegan option.
Balms are very versatile and can be made for many uses, depending on what ingredients are added. A good place to start formulating balms is by using equal parts of wax, oil, and butter
When you decide on which soap mold to use, you need to take in account the technique you are using to make soap. Not all soap molds are suitable for the high pH environment of cold process soap making. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on soap molds, there are plenty of things around that you can use