Did you know that a dog’s skin pH differs from us humans? That is why using shampoo and soaps made for humans are generally irritating to dogs and can cause itching, flakiness and inflammation. This specially formulated dog soap is made with the pH and sensitive skin of dogs in mind. It contains shea butter, castor oil and colloidal oatmeal as well as a special blend of essential oils to soothe and calm sensitive skins. Simple to make and your dog will thank you for it!
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.
Halloween is all about trick-or-treating, but not everyone is happy about all the sugar our kids consume, so I wanted to offer an alternative to sweets. These mini bath bombs are the perfect treat and are super fun, because they’ll reveal a hidden surprise in the bath!
These little witchy cauldrons will excite the little witches and goblins. They look fantastic and contain wobbly green jelly soap, that’s so much fun to play with. Another quick and easy project!
It’s Halloween time! Perfect time to try out the glow in the dark pigments from Pure Nature. These cool halloween soaps are the perfect treats for the little trick-or-treaters, and they’re quick and easy to make!
In this last part of the Fragrance Testing series, I look at the problems that fragrances can cause during the soap making process, such as acceleration, seizing, and ricing, and I discuss some of the ways to minimise or avoid these pitfalls and how to fix soaps. Don’t forget to check out the list of fragrances and how they behave in soap!
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.
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.
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.
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.