Confused? I certainly was . . . Many a time someone has come up to my market stall and asked, “do you have any shampoo conditioning bars?” I point to my shampoo bars and tell them that all the ingredients in my shampoo bars are conditioning and that in the nine plus years or so I’ve […]

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Now For Something Different

Now for Something Different Over the years I have made umpteen shampoo bars and body soaps, and all very similar in as much as the ingredients I use are as ‘natural’ as I can find them. However, I got to thinking what does ‘natural’ really mean since everything we use as a ‘natural’ ingredient has in […]

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Soap Frosting

Soap Frosting I love decorating my soaps but at the beginning, I found it really difficult to find a recipe for frosting that (a) wouldn’t set before I’d finished piping, or (b) wasn’t temperamental when it came to temperature.  But now I think I’ve finally cracked it. Start cold!  This method I found on the internet […]

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Spraying Mica

Spraying Mica Lately I’ve been watching a few videos where mica was sprayed onto the top of soap loaves and fell in love with the results. I mean, what isn’t to like about gold mica on black soap! I had to give it a go. So, I went looking for as many spray bottles as I […]

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How to . . .

HOW TO STORE HANDMADE NATURAL SOAPS & SHAMPOO BARS Natural Soaps if left in a damp shower, or wet soap dish will quickly dissolve, or if not properly stored, will slowly deteriorate on the shelf. So, Here are some tips to help you enjoy your soap to the very last bubble 1. Store soaps you are […]

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