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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...
How soap is made

How soap is made

Back in my university days, I remember sitting in Organic Chemistry thinking about how important it was that I knew all those mechanisms (for those of you who didn’t do organic chem, mechanisms are just ways in which molecules interact with each other). I distinctly...