Shea butter is a fabulous ingredient for making soap and cosmetics and it is included in my top ten soap making oils and butters guide which you can download here
When I started making my own natural soap it really got me thinking about the impact of our daily cleansing routines on our environment.
What happens to our soap, shampoo and toothpaste when it magically swirls away down the plug hole?
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds or ‘beans’ of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). The seeds contain between 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides; the main constituents of natural fats and oils.
In a previous post I wrote about what you can expect if you attend one of my soap making courses. It’s always a fun day making new friends and we usually have a bit of “bake off” style banter too!
Did you know that more moisture is lost through your lips than through anywhere else on your body? The reason for this is because the skin on your lips is much thinner than any other part of your face or body.
It’s the time of year when the lavender shrubs are starting to come into bloom again and the bees are busy collecting pollen from the beautiful purple flowers. I am a huge fan of lavender.
According to a recent European study over 50% of us class our skin as being sensitive.
There is much more to a simple bar of soap than getting clean. Here are ten fascinating facts about soap to think about before you next lather up!
Are the ingredients in your cosmetics interfering with your body's hormone levels? Could the simple act of perfecting your pout potentially disrupt your endocrine system?
The trend for using facial oils has grown enormously in recent years. Not so long ago most of us wouldn’t dream of smearing our faces in pure oil for fear of our skin resembling an oil slick.