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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Handmade Natural Soaps

Carrot Chamomile & Orange Peel

Manuka Honey & Oat

Tomato & Pink Clay

Seaweed Lemon Grass & Dead Sea Mud

Cardamon Ginger & Dead Sea Mud

Baileys & Coconut Cream

Green Tea & Licorice

Healing Bars

Beer & Coconut Cream Shaving Bars

These are a selection of the last soaps that i played a part in making for the new soap sensations, after many discussions with Cara, Seth & Sky i managed to help create a new look for their upcoming natural soaps that we all could finally agree on. I must say i really did enjoy creating these soaps and they work in well for the new look soap sensations as everyone involved is into natural products and are vegans so it was an easy choice to incorporate our lifestyles into these bars they are 100% vegan friendly (except the manuka honey) these beautiful bars are unscented, uncolored and are just pure handmade soap.
I didn't realize just how much i missed soap making until i stopped completely making bars on a large scale,i have been making a few bars for myself and my friends so it doesn't feel quite the same but i have several other interests to keep me occupied.

Right now i am enjoying the last of my summer vege garden and have finally finished picking the last of my tomatoes (stupidly i planted around 18 plants of different varieties) so as you can imagine we had PLENTY of tomatoes, i froze, preserved and made sauces, puree, relishes and loads of salads and pasta dishes,we gave away bucket loads to family friends and the local community house, next year i plan on growing 2-3 plants instead.
We also enjoyed a fantastic bounty of potatoes (which were absolutely amazing with a little olive oil salt and pepper),silver beet,rhubarb,peas,beans and gherkins (which are delicious pickled) the carrots weren't up to much neither were the broad beans.We also enjoyed our herb garden with chives,parsley basil,thyme,mint,pineapple sage and rosemary, then there was my garden favorites of lemon balm, st johns wort, chamomile and calendula .and loads of beautiful pansy plants in all different colours and cosmos.
I am already getting the garden prepared for our winter veg so it is keeping me out of trouble and surprisingly i am having loads of fun growing food for my family's tummies.

Today i kept busy baking a devils food cake for my partners birthday i made a the yummiest icing only to be confused as i waited for the icing to thicken before i piped it, stupid me... it was a while before i realized that is wasn't soap that i was piping but icing and it wouldn't thicken up like soap does, just goes to show how long its been since i made real cake and not soap cake.i guess i'll just have to bake alot more i know my family will be happy about this.

Cara will be posting some pics of her sweet tooth collection soon and one of the cakes i made for her (she has a little trouble piping) so im sure you will all enjoy seeing her photos, she tells me that soap sensations will be having a name change soon so i will keep you posted on this
Bye for now

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