Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Frangipani Flower Bath Bombs

Rose & Amber Fizzing Bath Melts

Cocoa Butter, Rose and Amber, blended with bath bomb mix for a fizzing moisturising bath time treat.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Felt Acorn Room or Car Fresheners

Adorable fragranced handmade felt acorn for your room or car. We've permeated this with Amberwood & Musk, a long lasting fresh perfume with grapefruit and lime in a heart of blue agava. Warm cinnamon, amber, vetyver and delicious dark chocolate. A rich and lingering scent.

Approx 4 inches long.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Solid Body Butter - Honey Pomegranate

Moisturise  and treat your skin with our solid body butter bars, made from coconut oil, shea butter, soy wax and cocoa butter.   All vegan, and the ideal alternative to creams and lotions and lasts twice as long.   This is gently fragranced with honey and pomegranate.  
Min Weight 100gms.

Ingredients: Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Soy Wax, fragrance, Jojoba Wax.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Designed specifically for Remembrance day, our beautiful homage to Armistice Day is a base of pure creamy white cold process soap topped with blood red poppies and pale green leaves, redolent with a fragrance of sleepy poppies, ocean waves and fresh green fields.
We've used coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, shea butter, castor oil and handmade each poppy with loving care.

Each slice of this soap purchased will generate £1 towards the Royal Briish Legion Poppy Fund. 

Min Weight 120gms


Friday, 2 August 2013

Cellulite Buster Shea Butter Soap

Our new poppy seed exfoliator soap is enriched with shea butter for extra moisturising and fragranced with pure essential oils.    Bergamot, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Grapefruit and Vetiver combine to make a long lasting super fresh skin drench cellulite scrub soap.    The gentle action of the poppy seeds is stimulating to the deeper dermal layers and brings blood to the surface of the skin, whilst helping to shift toxins.  Massage bar and moisture bar in a soap.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sandalwood Diamante

A rich sandalwood soap embedded with a single large diamante.  

Arctic Snow

Introducing Arctic Snow, a brand new soap with a unique fragrance we've designed ourselves. 
 There's clove, cinnamon and pimento with fir balsam and  top notes of orange and lime with aloe, olive, fresh green leaves, basil, rosemary and lavender with fruity touches of pineapple and peach, surfing over  basenotes of sandalwood, cedarwood, amber and musk.   

A fresh fragrance that's bursting with images of crisp white snow, refreshing ice and ozone oceans.  Topped with gentle exfoliation in the shape of delicate poppy seed.

Great unisex scent.

This soap is enriched with shea butter.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Limoncello Shea Butter Soap with Lemon soy wax crust.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Lilac and White Shea butter soap, fragranced with a musky lingering scent of  the duplicate fragrance of  Jo Malone's Blue Agava and Cacao.   Lime, Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Musk, Vetiver undertones.

Pure Dove White Soap, handcrafted, handmade, shea butter luxury studded with blood red rose buds

Layered greens and sunshine yellow, fragranced with a masculine fresh scent with a touch of warm spicy vanilla.   

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Box of Delights

A tempting assortment of bath time treats.   Handmade Shea butter mini soaps fragranced with Pomegranate Noir, bath melts in Lemon and Ginger, and bath truffles in Lemon Zest, all nestling in an ivory keep sake box with magnetised fastening and chiffon ribbon tie.  

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Lemon and Ginger whipped bath truffles

Made from shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba beads, these light and fluffy whipped bath truffles are scented with tangy fresh lemon and warm spicy ginger.   Just pop into the bath for a luxuriously scented skin treat.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Did you Know?

Cosmetic products have been in existence for thousands of years –
  1. In 400 BC, Greek Olympic athletes covered their bodies with a ‘sunscreen’ mixture of sand and oil to protect their skin from the sun!
  2. The Chinese Cho Dynasty (600 BC) used gum, egg whites, gelatine and beeswax to create nail varnish.
  3. The use of henna as a hair colorant was first recorded around 1400-1500 BC.
  4. A soap formula was found written on a Babylonian tablet around 2200 BC.
  5. Ancient Romans used a mixture of soil and water in their hair, rolled with textiles and baked it in the sun to create temporary waves.
  6. In 5000 BC the Egyptians made a bath powder from myrhh, the powdered ashes of ox hooves, powdered and burnt eggshells and pumice.
  7. Use of perfume dates back to the beginning of mankind; the first perfume bottles were found in the Mediterranean in 7000 BC.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Using Sodium Lactate in Cold Process Soap

 Sodium Lactate is a liquid salt that is naturally derived from the natural fermentation of sugars found in corn and beets. In food, Sodium Lactate may be used as a preservative, acting as an inhibitor of bacteria growth. In CP soap, Sodium Lactate helps to produce a harder bar of soap that lasts longer in the shower. Because Sodium Lactate is a salt, it is a natural humectant, providing moisture. This makes it a great additive to lotions, typically replacing glycerin in the recipe.
Usage rate: .5% - 4%, or 1 tsp per pound of oils.
Usage Instructions: Add Sodium Lactate to your water phase (cooled Lye water) when making Cold Process Soap.
Use of Sodium Lactate hardens the soap in a few hours, making it ready to use much faster.     But beware, use too much and you end up with a very dry crumbly soap that won't cut.    It also does not seem to pipe well, so avoid if making cupcake soaps.    Because SL does indeed harden soap quickly, be sure to cut within a few hours, otherwise it's just too hard to slice well.   
It will also cause seize, so beware.

Cold Process Hot Process Soap

If you've ever wondered what CPHP soap means, then here's a short explanation.

You make your soap in the usual way, cold process.  Once you put the soap into the mould you then bake it in the oven on a very low temperature, as low as the oven will go.   I leave mine in for anything up to an hour, but half an hour is the usual time.  

This literally bakes the soap, and speeds up saponification, forces gel and makes a much harder bar very quickly.   I find the soap can be cut in 24 hours and is ready to use in a week or so depending on how hard your bar is.

Don't ever attempt this if you decorate your cold process soap with melt and pour shards, or toppings.  The M & P will simply dissolve in the heat.

Karma Blue

All time favourite, Karma Blue, the fragrance is patchouli, sandalwood, orange, cedar and musky woods with a topnote of ozone and fresh  cut grass.

Spring Sherbet for 2013

The all new Spring Sherbet, this time we've made this soap entirely from essential oils.   Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli.   Smells unbelievable.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cold process soap fragranced with Bay Rum.