Sunday, 2 February 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Yes as the title says, you should treat yourself to some handmade soap. Seriously it is luscious stuff, smells great, good for you (no chemicals) and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. Plus it's fun to make!!
I totally love making the melt and pour vegetable oil and glycerine soaps. Lots of fun experimenting with different textures and natural ingredients. Seeing how they work (and how they don't sometimes). The whole process is very therapeutic and rewarding.
My friend Sue and her family won't use anything else now, and have told me in no uncertain terms that I have to keep making it as they won't go back to mass produced 'shop bought' soap.
I think this one might be my favourite so far, using aloe vera & cocoa butter bases, I have added spirulina for the colour (the dark green dots), crushed oats which really do make your skin feel soft, and ylang ylang essential oil. With this new batch I also added vitamin E as it is a natural preservative of sorts and helps stabilize the 'live' ingredients like spirulina.
So, do yourself a favour and get busy in the kitchen making luscious natural soap, which I guess is really good enough to eat almost. I go here for all my ingredients
Saturday, 18 January 2014
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.
You realize that you control your own destiny."