Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Custom Soap For Style Engine

A client of mine, Kim Clark, approached me and asked if I could make her some customer soaps. Kim is brimming with ideas and is so creative. She came up with the colours and fragrances and I did the rest.

Anon VerbenaAnon NeroliAnon RoseAnon Vanilla

#Riverlea Soap

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Making Laundry Soap A tutorial

What to do with lye-heavy soap

Laundry Soap (4)

It is not often that I have a batch that goes wrong. When it does I am usually chasing my tail and am really busy making too many batches at once. This was the case with this batch of soap. It was supposed to be Verbena and I have made it many times before so I knew the minute I took it out the mould that something was wrong.

I just knew it was lye heavy. When I sat down to think what went wrong I remembered using the wrong lye mix. Oh well I did not toss the soap, I decided to make Laundry soap. I have wanted to do this for such a long time so this was the perfect opportunity. Laundry soap is a great way to use up a soap that you may have normally thrown away. Remember your soap does not have to be lye heavy to make laundry soap it is just a great way to use it rather than throw it away.

Blog You will need

1 Cup Sodium Bicarbonate

½ Cup Washing Soda (see how to make it here)

1 Cup Shredded/ grated soap (wear gloves if the soap is lye heavy)P1300151P1300162Laundry Soap (3)


Blog How to1

This is the easy part  - Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Laundry Soap (4)#Riverlea Soap 

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