Roses soap

Rose oil is one of the most expensive oils in the world, which is why we usually look to fragrances for an affordable alternative. Unfortunately, most rose fragrances tend to accelerate in cold process, but there are ways that you can still use them in your cold process soap. Here are some tips to working with accelerating fragrances and then have a go making this lovely rose soap.

Holly Berry soap

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!

Adding fresh ingredients to soap

Using fresh ingredients in soap making has become very popular in the last years, largely due to the demand for more natural products. However, fresh ingredients will add extra water, sugar and/or fat to your soap, which alters the formulation and affects the outcome of your soap. In this post, I will explain what is needed and how to avoid common pitfalls.