Hanger Swirl Soap

One thing I love about making handmade soaps is the ability to be as creative as you want. There are so many swirls and techniques that can be applied to cold process soap to really create eye-catching designs. From mantra swirls, to picturesque and realistic landscapes the sky is the limit when it comes to […]

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Avocado and Green Tea Soap for Men

This soap was made just for men, an Avocado and Green Tea Soap. It has been a while since I made a soap with a more masculine fragrance. It was my intention to make a men’s soap in time for Father’s Day but alas, things did not happen as planned. For this soap, I chose […]

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Soapmaking Books

There are many resources online to learn how to make soaps at home, however, in my opinion, it does not compare to having your own soapmaking books, as you have access to a wealth of information in one place. Soapmaking is a very rewarding endeavour whether as a hobby or as a business. There is […]

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Aloe Vera and Cucumber Soap Recipe

Growing up, I remember my Granny always had aloe vera growing in the yard. These plants were treated like a precious commodity and she tended to them with love and care to ensure that they produced thick and healthy succulent leaves. At home, it was used as a healing salve, on inflamed or sunburned skin, […]

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil Body Butter

Shea butter and Jamaican Black Castor Oil are two of my favourite natural ingredients to use in DIY body care products as they both provide so many benefits to skin and hair. Shea butter, fat that has been extracted from the nuts of the African Shea or Karite tree, is a natural emollient that is […]

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Turmeric and Ginger Handmade Soap

  Turmeric, part of the ginger family, contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be beneficial in skincare. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to treat various ailments and it is well-known throughout India to treat hyperpigmentation, reduce redness and promote even skin tone. Both turmeric and […]

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Oatmeal and Honey Soap

Hot process soapmaking is different from the cold process method in that the traced soap is heated to speed up saponification and neutralize it before putting it into the mold. A benefit to making soap this way is that the soap is fully saponified and can be used right away. This method creates a more […]

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Finished Liquid Soap

For quite a while I have been wanting to try my hand at making liquid soap. Although there are many resources and YouTube videos that demonstrate how to make liquid soap from scratch I decided to try the version from The Everything Soapmaking Book by Alicia Grosso. The recipe is a hot process soap utilizing […]

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Moringa Mint soap

Within the last four years or so I started hearing about Moringa and its numerous uses for health. There was a sudden surge in interest in the plant and it was becoming popular due to its nutritional and medicinal properties. Now it seems that in Trinidad and Tobago, everyone, their Uncle and Tanty has a […]

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Activated Charcoal and Sea clay soap

Activated Charcoal has been used for centuries dating back to the ancient Egyptians and in healing traditions such as Ayurveda in India. But what is activated charcoal and what are its benefits? Activated charcoal is produced by super-heating natural carbon sources such as bamboo, coconut or wood using steam. This causes the molecules in the […]

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