zondag 13 oktober 2013

Beer soap

Oils: olive, coconut, palm, castor
Liquid: Kasparus beer
Additives: kaolin clay, dried hop, oatmeal
Scent: PO bay rum
Method: CP

Yoghurt soap with spirulina

Oils: olive, coconut, sesame, castor, flaxseed, shea butter
Liquid: yoghurt/water 2:1
Additives: spirulina, rhassulclay powder, rosemary, rosemary extract
Scent: EO rosemary
Method: CP

maandag 2 september 2013

3 herbs soap

Oils: olive, coconut, palm, sesame, castor
Liquid: water
Additives: green clay, spirulina, dried parsley, herbal extract nettle, plantago, horsetail (OO infused)
Scent: EO thyme and eucalyptus
Method: CPOP

vrijdag 30 augustus 2013

Sea salt soap with spirulina

Oils: coconut (85%), olive (10%) and castor (5%)
Liquid: water
Additives: sea salt, spirulina and green clay, pink seasalt, rose petals
Scent: EO eucalyptus
Method: CPOP

A bunch of mini's too: 

zondag 25 augustus 2013

Calendula soap

Oils: olive (calendula infused), coconut, sesame, palm, castor
Liquid: water
Additives: white clay, zinc oxide, dried calendula flowers, poppy seeds, paprika powder extracted in oils
Scent: EO tea tree, ceder and a hint of eucalyptus

A bit too soon to be stamped, I bearly got the stamp out of the soap.  

zaterdag 24 augustus 2013


Oils: coconut, olive, sesame, palm, castor
Liquid: Kasparus beer
Additives: yellow clay powder, annatto powder
Scent: PO 'Cotton Fresh'
Method: CPOP

Another batch for our local brewer. I mixed the lye and oils at quite high temperature so trace came very fast. I had to scoop the dough into the slab mold. To give them a rustic, handmade look I cut the bars with a knife (quite less regular than I intended though).

Just poured and gelling in the oven: calendula soap:

woensdag 31 juli 2013

Ceramic soap dishes

My sisters mother-in-law is an artist and sometimes she lets me play in her studio. Two weeks ago she helped me make ceramic soap dishes together with my boyfriends mother. We had great fun and I never expected we'd be able to make so many! We were there for a long afternoon and made 22 in total. I was expecting not to be able to make more than 2-3... A week later the dishes were baked and ready to be glazed.

Here's some of the dishes I made:

En these were made by my mother in law (who was way more productive than me):

vrijdag 26 juli 2013

Two beer soaps

A while ago I made 20 beer soaps for a local brewer, using his beer. He sold all of them within less than 2 months. So I made more. I started using palm oil again for this one because I couldn't get any coconut oil in my area and I only had a little left. I will have to go order it online again.

Oils: coconut, olive, palm, castor
Liquid: Kasparus dark beer // Kasparus regular beer
Additves: rhassul clay, cinnamon // Dead Sea mud, oat meal
Scent: PO lemon verbena // PO Olympia
Method: CP

Dark beer soap

Beer soap

woensdag 24 juli 2013

Baby bunny soap with calendula

Oils: olive (60%, calendula infused), coconut (25%), sesame, castor and palm (each 5%)
Liquid: water and coconut milk 50/50
Additives: white clay, zinc oxide, calendula flowers
Scent: EO lavender
Method: CP

Made a bunch of these cute baby soaps to give away as presents to several friends who had  babies in the last 4 months. There's one fore baby Liset, Sabine, Edie, Simon, Jasmijn, Willem, Sanne, Joppe and one for a baby who's expected any day now.

vrijdag 5 juli 2013

3-herbs soap

Oils: coconut, olive, sesame, sunflower, flax seed, castor
Liquid: water
Additives: green clay, spirulina, dried parsley, extract from nettle, horsetail and plantain
Scent: EO eucalyptus, campher and tea tree
Method: CP

donderdag 4 juli 2013

Goatmilk & Chamomile soap

Oils: coconut, olive (chamomile infused), palm (found some in the cupboard, actually stopped using it), sunflower, castor, flax seed
Liquid: raw goat milk
Additives: titanium dioxide, white clay, Dead Dea mud
Scent: FO Chamomile
Method: cold process, put in the freezer for 3 hours

I got a partial gel and slight overheating in the middle. It's also a bit grainy because it traced almost as soon as I started mixing. Then adding the FO made it even worse. I don't really mind though, it makes the soap look robust and rustic.

dinsdag 18 juni 2013

Scrub soap

I cut the gardeners soap and tested it but I should have used much more pumice. It's hardly noticeble. I used 1 tbs per pound of oils, must remember to double that next time. The green color is slowly turning brown. I used green clay and spirulina? Does anybody know what is causing it?

This weekend I'm trying to sell them even though they're not cured yet. I put a huge sign on them saying " use after 31-07-2013". I'm having a small table on a fair on an ecological farm called "BuitenBant".

woensdag 12 juni 2013

Gardeners scrub soap

Oils: coconut, olive (calendula infused), sesame, wheat germ, castor, shea butter
Superfat: 15% (due to high percentage coconut oil)
Liquid: water
Additives: green clay, spirulina, TD, silk
Scrub: pumice, dried calendula flowers, parsley
Scent: EO lavender with a hint of thyme and tea tree
Method: CPOP

I was too quick putting this one in the oven, the lovely topping collapsed.

dinsdag 11 juni 2013

Cherry Blossom soap

I'm so happy with how this soap turned out. I planned for pink drops (cherries) and green leaves on top. It's pretty close to how I imagined it should be. Now I wish I made a larger batch...

Oils: coconut, olive, wheat germ, castor, shea butter
Liquid: water
Additives: TD, pink clay, green clay, rhubarb root and alkanet infused olive oil (for the pink)
Scent: Japanese Cherry Blossom

 That brownish stuff on top is actually much lighter, it only shows up in the pictures. Does anybody know what that could be?

dinsdag 28 mei 2013

Goatmilk soap

Another goatmilk soap, a request from someone who developed a perfume allergy.

Oils: coconut, olive, sesame, castor, palm kernel and hazelnut
Liquid: 95% sour goat milk, 5% water
Additives: Dead Sea mud and spirulina

zaterdag 4 mei 2013

Goatmilk & Calendula soap

A request from a friend. She once bought calendula soap for her niece who has sensitive skin which worked very well for her. I added raw sour goatmilk for extra benefits to the skin.

Oils: olive (calendula infused), coconut, rice, castor, palmpit
Liquid: raw sour goatmilk and water (2:1)
Additives: white kaolin clay, titanium dioxide, dried calendula flowers
Scent: EO lavender