I’ve Won a Prize! A Review of eBooks From Modern Soapmaking

Earlier this year Kenna from Modern Soapmaking held a social media marketing competition on her website. Kenna set out several tasks to choose from –  from Instagramming your favourite product to blog posts on how you got started in the soapmaking world.

I felt inspired to give it a go and entered several times. And guess what? I won! Okay, the winner was drawn randomly but I don’t care! I never win anything! I was so excited (and I still get excited thinking about it).

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Soapmaking Tools – A look Inside My Soap Cupboard

I don’t know why but I love to look at the behind the scenes of my favourite soapmakers. I love to watch them work or a take look at their workspace.

Today I thought I would show you inside my soap cupboard. It doesn’t hold all of my soap supplies, mainly just the things that I might need quick access to, or the things I wash up after a soapmaking session.

So here we go…

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Ready to Make Your First Cold Process Soap? The Best Resources for 1st Time Soap Makers

Have you been wanting to “take the plunge” and make your first ever cold process soap, but feeling a little apprehensive? I know that I did! I was so nervous about what I should expect, what if things didn’t go to plan – how would I rectify anything on the fly? What if I knocked over the lye water? What if I left something out?

One of the keys to successful soapmaking is research. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can to prepare for that very first batch.

But research can present you with an overwhelming number of tutorials and how-to’s that you feel like throwing in the towel before you begin.

So today I am going to share with you the resources I found helpful when it came to make my very first cold process soap.

I know that for me it was really helpful to have some visual guidance, as well as easy to follow written instructions. I thought I would put together a post with all of the resources that helped me take that step to become a soapmaker rather than a soapdreamer.

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My Super Soap Obsession and why you should be trying handmade soap

It’s no secret that I have been a fan of handmade soap and soapmaking for many years. What started as an obsession with colourants, fragrance oils and fancy designs has slowly evolved into a passion for natural skincare and skin nourishment.

When I started making soap my biggest surprise was how much better my skin felt just after one use. It felt incredible! I knew what all the handmade soap lovers were on about! But I was more focused on the aesthetics of the soap. Of course I formulated my soaps to be amazeballs for the skin, but I never really appreciated just how good it truly felt.

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My Favourite Maylilly All Natural Formulations Part 2: Luscious Lip Butter

Welcome to part 2 of my mini series of “My Favourite Maylilly All Natural Formulations”. This week the spotlight is on my Luscious Lip Butter. If you haven’t already read Part 1: Luxury Eye Serum, you can do so here.

I have always been prone to dry lips (which are I believe is linked to sinus related matters), and have, for as long as I can remember, used lips balms. So it was only natural that I would formulate my very own recipe with luxury oils that I know my lips will love.

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My Favourite Maylilly All Natural Formulations Part 1: Luxury Eye Serum

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Hello my lovely readers. You may remember a while back I wrote a couple of posts on Formulating My Own Skincare, specifically designed for myself with anti-aging propeties in mind. I had just turned 30 and I had never really had much of a skincare regime, and quite frankly, I thought I had better start one. I had some gorgeous oils such as Sea Buckthorn oil (used in many anti-aging products) and Kakadu Plum oil (very high in Vitamin C). You can read the original posts here and here.

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