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08 November 2009

Desert Rose

Desert Rose is as mild as it gets, pure Olive Oil & Goats Milk mixed with Australian Red Clay,finely ground Oats, and premium quality fragrance of Fresh Cut Rose ..



~ A personal favourite of mine!

03 November 2009

Pineapple Delight (vegan)

~ Oils of Olive, Coconut & Avocado
Coconut Milk for extra bubbles and Moisturising
Scented with Pineapple Cilantro ~



07 October 2009

The Gift Is In The Giving


Some went to friends, others to charity, and I felt wonderful to be giving back ..

07 August 2009

Fresh Black Tea

I've a preference for kitchen soap with a little added Tea Leaves as it's exfoliation action helps remove sticky dough and pastry .. I also included some crushed charcoal for a natural colouring, and scented with premium quality Black Tea fragrance oil ..

Black Tea 1



Also delightful in the shower!

06 August 2009

Coconut Coffee Castile

A Castile is soap made with only one oil, that being Olive .. It has a unique lather in that it's not especially bubbly, and more like spreading lotion over yourself ..

Similarly it is one of the gentlest soaps available as it cleanses without stripping the skin of it's natural oils, and many people find they no longer no longer need to apply lotion after their shower ..

It is also the soap most recommended for babies, young children, and any one with sensitive skin ..



~ Olive Oil, Water, NaOH
Fine Ground Coffee, & premium quality Coconut Bay fragrance ~

29 July 2009

Making lotion is really easy ..

Small saucepan with a steamer insert into which I place my stainless steel mixing bowl, and a thermometer ..
I make small batches (about 3wks worth at a time) & whisk by hand
This is all the mess so I wash up as my lotion is cooling
and finally we have the finished product:
Green Tea & Honey Lotion

Green Tea & Honey Lotion

26 July 2009

Aussie Swap Loaf ..

Trying something a little different this time - design, scent blend and soap formula were all my own and totally unique to this batch ..

Australian Swap 1



It turned out so well I only hope I can repeat it!

22 July 2009

7Up Cake (smells just like the real thing)

I had a few issues with this batch and afterwards realised using 7UP soda for the full Lye Liquid was probably not the best idea .. It also Ashed terribly, but I liked the textured tops so decided to just embrace it!

7up 1

7up 2

7up 3

20 July 2009

Oatmeal & Honey Castile (unscented)

This is only unscented in that I've added no fragrance, yet the natural sweetness of Honey comes through and I get lots of comments on how nice this is .. The addition of Oat Milk improves the lather, Oat flour for gentle exfoliation, and a pinch of Local Organic Pollen makes this a real Health Food Bar for your Skin!



Oatmilk & Honey Castile

15 July 2009

Spicy Stars ..

Citrus fruits and warm spices blended together into a delicious unisex fragrance!
Autumn Spice 1



03 July 2009

Earth Goddess With Balls ..

Earth Goddess is described as "a blend of juicy berries, wild mint and herbs; a very refreshing minty scent" ..

The balls are rolled from another batch of soap high in Avocado oil, hence their colour, and then rolled in Mica or crushed sage before embedding in a Rice Bran Oil based formula ..

It's all together a nice mild bar with a very distinctive look ..






Bergamot & Hemp Lotion ..

This very simple lotion is based on the formula shared here:
Organic Hemp Lotion
Bergamot & Hemp Lotion

02 July 2009

Aloe Vera & Olive Castile (unscented)

I wanted to make a batch of super mild and unscented soap for those with sensitive skin .. Unfortunately I left it in the mould a little too long and when it came time to cut it cracked ..


Aloe Vera & Olive Castile


Organic Rosehip & Aloe Cream ..

I ♥ photography as much as I do soaping & lotion crafting, so when I combine those two passions I sometimes get carried away
- sorry for posting a whole exhibition, I just couldn't choose which to cut ..

Organic Rosehip & Aloe Cream





This is a rich cream full of Rosehip Oil & Shea Butter ..
Made for my daughter & scented with fresh Cut Roses ~ Divine!

01 July 2009

Super Nova Explosion (salt bars)

Salt Bars give you a unique bathing experience and leave your skin feeling fresh like you just stepped out of the ocean .. Their high salt content also makes them smooth like a river stone after just a couple of uses, and they last for AGES!


SNE4 - Salt Spa Bars




29 June 2009

The Making of - Super Nova Explosion

The moulds:
Super Nova Explosion1

The mess:

The results: (tomorrow!)

27 June 2009

NZ Earth Goddess

I made these Willendorf Earth Goddess as a gift for a friend, and had a blast photographing them in the Gorgeous Natural New Zealand Wilderness that surrounds my home!


Willendorf  Earth Goddess 1