Soaps Hand Crafted
About our soaps
We pride ourselves with a unique line of soaps which are packed with as much milk as we can get into them. This makes them way more gentle, than a normal hand made soap made with water. The milk is enriching, cleansing, and calming on the skin. Goats Milk Soaps are now made and coming into the store.
Hair Wash - (Conditioners are on special this month too - go to our specials page).
All of our soaps which have "milk" in their name are great for washing hair! My absolute favorite is the Tea Tree and Lemon. I have grey hair which tends to be wiry, thin,and straight. Since using this soap I seem to have real curl back again, (like I used to have) - very happy! Feel free to phone or email me if you would like to discuss your hair care.
I have been using soap only for washing my hair now for well over a year, and love it. I have discovered using our conditioner by applying it before rinsing the soap out and working it through the hair well, then rinsing leaves the hair clean, moisturised, and not so "oily" feeling as when you use a conditioner in the usual way. Also, for dry hair, using conditioner in the usual way can make your hair too oily, meaning you end up washing is sooner than you normally would, thus adding to the dryness. Try this new idea, and I am sure you will be delighted. For more specific (personalised) help with your hair, so you can select the best products for you from our lovely range, feel free to give me a call.
If you are concerned you are getting through a bar too fast, here is a handy tip. Find a nice wooden or plastic rack you can store in your cupboard, and have two or three bars on the go at once. Use each bar for only a day, and rotate them. This way you can enjoy a change, and the soaps will stay nice and hard. Once the outer layer gets soft, you use it up quicker. If I had the luxury of stock piling my soaps for a year before they are for sale, the bars would be much harder, but since our move there has been no time at all until recently to get more soap made, and I am making them available again as soon as possible. If you wish to buy some to store, this will improve them. The harder they get, the longer they will last. But in the mean time, rotating them works very well. I had the first soap of this run leave with a happy customer today. They had absolutely no intention of saving it, but wanted to shower with it as soon as they got home!
Our soaps are a bit like human beings. Imperfect. If you are after a perfect bar every time, then you might have to look elsewhere – our soaps are crafted with love and patience, but they might have little blemishes which we feel ensures you that each bar has been hand made, hand trimmed, and hand wrapped and labeled. If they have more serious faults, or are perhaps cut a little under sized, they are priced as seconds.
In the first run, I used up the palm oil I had, then made some without it. So, some have palm oil in them, and some this has been replaced with more coconut oil.
I was happy to be able to get more palm oil from a sustainable source, so I have now continued to use this in my soap.
I buy organic ingredients where ever possible, so generally speaking, most of the oils I use are either organic, or as high a quality as I can get.
Some soaps are fragranced with essential oils, some with fragrant oils, and some with a blend of both. I also have some fragrance free soap, so if you have a particular preference, drop me an email and let me know what you are after, and I can get back to you with a selection with your requirements.
I have colour free, low allergenic mica colour, or natural colours in my soaps.
The natural colours I use are: Calendula, Sea Buckthorn, Cocoa, Spirulina, Carrot,
Some people love soaps with texture with an exfoliating effect, others like their soaps plain.
My list of exfoliants are; oatmeal, chamomile, salt, pumice, calendula, coffee, rose petals.
Although I can’t make any promises, if you have an absolute favourite soap that you simply cant find anywhere, and would like me to make it, let me know. The Lemon soap I make came from a customer from Germany who said just that, and it is now one of my favourite. I put essential oils of lemon, lemongrass and patchouli in it and it smells devine……