Of Summer and Essential Oils

Of Summer and Essential Oils

Here in BC, we have been enjoying a heat wave. Most people are not having any fun, but us? We love it!! My soaping room is nice and cool, because it is in the basement. The house cools down nicely because we are 100 steps from the sea and we have 4 magnificent trees...

History of Soap and It’s Origin

Although no one really knows when soap was discovered, there are various legends surrounding its beginning. According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices. After an animal sacrifice, rain would wash animal fat and ash,...

Continue the History of Soap

The English began making soap during the 12th century. In 1633 King Charles I granted a 14-year monopoly to the Society of Soapmakers of Westminster. According to Alison Sim, in her book “The Tudor Housewife,” wealthy ladies of the Tudor period (1485-1603) used a...

Cold Process A better soap, Why

Cold process soaps are much better for the environment, healthier for the skin and can be made incredibly moisturizing. Have you ever read the ingredients on a bar of soap?  Sometimes some of the ingredients look familiar and we are used to seeing them on a regular...

Why Soap Works

It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a nearby river, where they formed a lather with a remarkable ability to clean skin and clothes. Perhaps the inspiration...