Rose Goat’s Milk Soap

I generally do most of my soapmaking at Imbolc, in February, because I really like the seasonal energy of emergence, healing and hope that it brings to creative projects. Besides, it’s usually still snowy here in Denver and putting up soap for 6-8 weeks is a decent project at a slower time. It also gives…

Healing Calendula Soap

  This is a luscious, frothy soap with wonderful skin healing and antibacterial properties. Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing herb. This sunny yellow and orange flower is particularly good for cuts, scrapes, bruises, sunburns, irritated skin and acne. Even though Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing and anti-inflammatory properties,…

Basic steps for Natural Cold-Process Soap Making

Cold-process soap is basically the mixing together of oil (fatty acids) and lye (sodium hydroxide) together to trigger the saponification process, which is the chemical reaction between a base and acid to form a salt. Sounds like magic? It is! Part chemistry and part artistry (or craft). The name “cold-process” is used to differentiate between…