Here’s to a wonderful 2019!

Can you believe it's the end of 2018 already? I've been having a great break catching up on a number of unfinished projects including my blog update. Time flies when you are having fun. It's summer here in the southern hemisphere and as we brace ourselves for another hot Christmas day (something that those

Slow Soap

It takes approximately three months before I make my natural handcrafted soaps available for sale. I often describe my soaps as fine wine that gets better with age. That is the nature of these pure olive oil soaps created without extracting the glycerine by-product beneficial for the skin or the addition of synthetic alternatives.

Market Stalling – reasons why I’m in it

As a maker and small business owner, I've been market stalling for almost 10 years. I'm based in the south-west of Western Australia, an area of sparse population within a relatively low populated state and country by global standards.  It has been crucial from a business point of view to find a space where

What is Natural Handmade Soap?

Sometimes I have enquiries about why I use sodium hydroxide (or caustic soda) in my soaps. It is indeed a troubling thought for many due to the fact that it is such a corrosive substance! Often associated with its cleaning and stripping properties (think of greasy ovens, bbqs, paint strippers to name a few), it

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