Cold process soap

Northern lights soap

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! […]

Melt and pour soap

Sparkly Christmas MP soaps

I love soap making starter kits, because they’re a great way to get people into soap making. Here’s a fun Christmas themed project that you can do with the Pure Nature melt and pour soap kit plus a few little extra ingredients! […]

Cold process soap

Snow soap

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! […]

Melt and pour soap

Jolly soaps

This fun and cheerful soap is easy to make and doesn’t need any special ingredients. It is also a great last minute idea for Secret Santa and Bad Santa gifts. Or get the kids to make gifts for nana, friends, or the teacher. […]

Cold process soap

Natural orange spice soap

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! […]

Melt and pour soap

Candy cane swirl melt and pour

You will often hear that melt and pour soaps are unsuited for swirls. While it is true that the usual swirling techniques used in cold process soaps can’t be applied to melt and pour soap bases, there are ways to achieve really cool swirling effects in melt and pour. Using one such technique results in this yummy candy cane swirl soap, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift! […]

Cold process 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! […]

Cold process soap

Noel soap

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. […]