One of the benefits of making your own soap is having the option of adding the herbs that you grow in your garden or window box to your recipe to add that extra special touch.
I like to keep it simple in the summer and travel light for holidays and this includes my skincare too. If I can use multi-tasking products that will do three jobs in one then they are included in my kit.
We have all felt it, crawling through our day wishing we had five minutes to ourselves. Wanting to stop and just sit down and have some Space to think! Space to breathe!
One of the many things that I love about making soap is the abundance of natural colours that are available. And the beauty of the natural colour choice is that we already have many of them stashed away in our kitchen cupboards.
My interest in parabens came about after I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was only 32. I didn’t consider myself to be in a high-risk category given my age and I had no genetic history of breast cancer.
One of the many joys of making your own soap is being able to choose which essential oils that you want to include.
Have you ever tried reading the labels on the cosmetics in your make-up bag or on the pampering products in your bathroom cabinet?
I love all things natural and when it comes to fragrance for soap making essential oils are the obvious choice. Essential oils are very concentrated oils extracted from fragrant plants.
Soap moulds come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and there are so many possibilities for your finished soap that choosing which moulds to use can be almost as exciting as making the soap.
Here is my simple palm oil free soap recipe that you can follow to make your own soap at home.