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The Truth about the Mythical Transition Period

Well my friends, I think it’s time we had a little chat. This transition period people are talking about is a myth. Let me clarify. There are people out there making and selling soap, and labelling it as shampoo. It is not shampoo, it is soap. Your hair has a pH...
Is All Natural Soap Made with Lye?

Is All Natural Soap Made with Lye?

Is the soap we believe to be natural made with lye? As a soapmaker there are a number of questions that come up time and time again. One of them is about using Sodium Hydroxide (also known as lye) in soapmaking. Often, someone is (mis)informed that if lye is used, the...
Landscape Soap Challenge

Landscape Soap Challenge

Stretching my limits Those of you that know mi, know I am a complete sucker for a landscape soap. It is truly my favourite form of soapy expression. So when the Soap Challenge Club had a landscape category for January’s challenge I just had to sign up. Since having...
10 Reasons to Use Handmade Soap

10 Reasons to Use Handmade Soap

Handmade soap is growing in popularity and it’s no wonder why. Looking after your skin is pretty important, right? It is, after all, your biggest organ. While we think our soap is downright awesome, here’s 10 reasons why we think so: 1 Ingredients When you...
25 March MMTM

25 March MMTM

The 25th prompt from #marchmeetthemaker is about how it is made. I recently did a blog post about the science behind soapmaking so I won’t bore you with all that again. What I will tell you about is the two main methods to make soap. Hot process soap entails adding...
Safe Soap – Are your products compliant?

Safe Soap – Are your products compliant?

When I first thought of selling my soap, I thought it was as simple as making it, popping it in some nice packaging and selling it to someone who thinks it’s great. I have to admit I was quite naïve about it all. It turns out selling cosmetics in the UK/EU is highly...