Christmas Fragrances

Choosing fragrances is always difficult, especially when making soap. Which accelerate, which discolour? Unless you test yourself, you don’t really know in advance how a fragrance behaves in soap. So here are some fragrances that are available in New Zealand that I have tested for you. […]


How to pipe Christmas trees

These are my favourite Christmas soaps to make, because, you gotta admit, they look incredibly cute! Check out my cold process piping soap recipe, how to pipe Christmas trees, and how to get a bright green colour for your Christmas trees! […]

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! […]

Kids stuff

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! […]

Kids stuff

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! […]