The Beginning of Our Soaping Journey
I have started creating my own soaps at home after several months of complaining of the hard water in Rural Ireland plus the desire of doing something productive while my children attend school. (I have one in college already!)
When I started my first soap didn’t cross in my mind I would be this far!
I started it because I have wanted to feel good with myself… I started to dig deep into my desire for the perfect occupation, so I found Soap craft which includes a lot of creativity while finding the combination of cleansing and richness, something that will help my skin (and of my kids) becoming smoother, something that will smell wonderful, something that will be special and that I would be proud of…
I have been researching on soap quite a while now, between experiments, tears, failures and success. I have finally discovered my perfect combination of oils and milk, colour and texture, ingredients and fragrance.
All our handcrafted artisan soaps and bath bombs are created in small batches. Each batch is unique and the colors may vary slightly from the images seen on our website, however, we do our best to ensure consistency is maintained from one batch to the next.
Coconut and olive oil are my favourite oils which I combine with a very rich and creamy Irish goat’s milk or Natural yogurt or sometimes Coconut milk (Good news vegans!)
I discovered that the colours attract people, so I decided to make them more vibrant as I make new batches and experiment new fragrances, I only use Mica Colours from trusted Soap Suppliers (for those who don’t know, Mica are the colours used in Makeup, so they are skin friendly too!)
I have not ended my journey of experiments here, we are only starting!
I say “we” because I keep on involving my children in the processes of packaging, stamping and weighing etc. and they have learnt to appreciate the natural ingredients my eldest son has started to trust the properties on soap that he daily uses one (he prefers lavender since lavender fights acne and impurities in the skin)
He brought them to college and sold some to classmates and to teachers!
My kids have been with me in fairs and festivals in Christmas sales and are happy to embrace this journey. 18 months now since we did our first sale!we have been in fairs, festivals, Christmas sales and they are happy to embrace this journey.
I’m happy to know that someone can be benefited from the work of my hands and all those natural ingredients!
I have friends who come for oats and honey cause keeps eczema at margin, others prefer coconut for dry skin, others lavender for the calming properties, Blueberries for the antioxidants, essential oils because… The list is endless!
Well and what about the bath bombs?
1Kaolin clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. When applied on skin, mixed with a little warm water, it will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores
Mix a small amount of baking soda with water and massage onto your skin for about a minute. It will help naturally exfoliate and tighten pores as well as give the skin a lifted look. Rinse off with water.
This is another natural way to tighten and lift and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
I could continue here forever! Let’s abbreviate the whole thing:
I love what I do and feel good within but, above all, I have met new people, I belong to existing craft groups, and made new friends!
Just can’t wait for those new ones along the road!