Did you know, clays can also be added to bath bombs? These bath bombs combine the cleansing properties of clay with the detoxifying benefits of Himalayan sea salt for a wonderful bath experience.
Clays are a wonderful additive in soaps. They will gently smooth and exfoliate your skin without irritating. This tutorial uses pink clay, an extra gentle clay blended with essential oils.
Lavender is not something you usually associate with New Zealand, so it comes to a surprise to many to hear that there are several dozen commercial lavender growing farms here in New Zealand
Castile soaps are named after the Castile region in Spain, where the olive oil based soap originated. Historically, the soaps were made from olive and laurel oils, but nowadays, castile stands for soaps made with 100% olive oil.
I’m a big fan of soap pigments. They tend to colour my soap very evenly and are easy to use. They are definitely a lot less messy than lakes and micas, and also a little goes a long way. I would strongly suggest to invest in a trio of soap pigments, if you are into cold process soap making!