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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Competition giveaway!


I am hosting a giveaway over at The Natural Soap Emporium facebook page ! Details of how to enter are on the competition post pinned to the top of the page HERE :-)

The prize is a selection of 3 gorgeous handmade soaps, and includes postage to the winner!

Giveaway prize selection!

I will be drawing the winners name from all entrants THIS WEEKEND so hurry! Ends Sunday!

Good Luck :-)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Some recent creations!


Here are some of the soaps I have created this year, which are still available in small numbers. Our Coffee & Cinnamon kitchen hand soap sold out alomst immediately, which was fabulous new for me! So I had to get making another batch of those, and they will be available in the next couple of weeks.

All of these have been made with vegetable oils (various combinations of olive, coconut, palm (sustainably harvested), ricebran, soybean, castor and almond oils). I have made unscented bars and others with essential oils or natural additives such as honey, oats, milk, herbs.... all of these make fabulous soaps!

If your favourite isn't here, fear not! I have plenty more 'curing' at the moment, and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you would like to see at The Natural Soap Emporium. I can't promise, but all requests will be considered!
This one is an unscented soap made with Almond Milk. It is topped with oats and I love the shape, which I created by using an old fasioned ring shape cake mold! The thinner bars at the front are for some sampler boxes I will be selling soon. This is a great one for vegans who normally miss out on milk soaps!






Honey and Oats soap, gently exfoliating for a nourishing scrub :-)
They have a cute honeycomb effect on the top of each bar and a gentle smell of natural honey, which has excellent healing properties for the skin!


Orange & Poppyseed - my personal favourite at the moment! It's gentle fragrance comes from the uplifting Sweet Orange essential oil and is released every time I shower.... mmmmm! The combination of scrubby poppyseeds and fresh orange helps me wake up on a morning (and I DO need help sometimes!)
Chunky bars that last for ages :-)


And pure Castile soap - made with only Olive Oil, water and lye. This is the purest of all soaps, and the oldest known man made soap going back centuries!
I love the pure gentleness of this soap, its gorgeous creamy white colour and I wanted to remain true to the simplicity of this soap by cutting it into plain rectangles, nothing fancy, just pure and simple.

This is perfect for babies and young children, elderly frail skin, post-surgery or anyone with sensitive skin.


And lastly on this post is Lavender & Oatmeal - another exfoliating one with a gorgeous lavender aroma from pure essential oil. Both Lavender and oatmeal are renowned for their skin soothing and healing properties, perfect ingredients for soap!


I much prefer a decent size, chunky bar of soap that looks handmade and where every ingredient is carefully considered -  to a factory smooth, every-one-identical synthetically perfumed bar. There's no comparison!

I'd love your thoughts on my new range, feel free to leave a comment and come back soon!


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to this new blog from The Natural Soap Emporium!



I am so happy you dropped in and hope you will stay a while and browse.... I am hoping to keep this blog updated with happenings here and insights into soapmaking as well as posting online our little creations when they are available for sale.

The Natural Soap Emporium is based in beautiful Mount Victoria, at the top of the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia. I currently run as an online shop, through Etsy and facebook and also have (so far!) 1 retail outlet locally who sells our soaps on consignment.

Our focus is making natural soaps, either unscented or lightly scented with essential oils or herbs and other botanicals, sometimes also using milks, honey, oats and other natural products. All products are nourishing and skin-friendly as well as earth friendly :-)

It is a new business so things are just starting to move along, however soapmaking is such a wonderfully creative and rewarding business and I am enjoying it immensely!

I would love it if you added this blog to your favourite reads, and leave a comment now and then to let me know you are there :-)

You can also find The Natural Soap Emporium on facebook by clicking this link > The Natural Soap Emporium facebook page

Or our Etsy shop by clicking this link > The Natural Soap Emporium Etsy shop

Thanks for stopping by!

:-)