• Handmade Soap From Natural Ingredients
  • Artisan Soap For You To Enjoy!
  • Gentle & Pure
Welcome to Auntie Clara’s Handcrafted Cosmetics!
We’re a small, family owned and operated enterprise making luxurious handcrafted soap in small batches.
Please browse our site and let your eyes rest on some of the finest, most beautiful artisan soap you can find  – all proudly handmade in Somerset West, South Africa.
Enjoy!

 

 

 

Latest From Auntie Clara's Blog:

Agateware Soap

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At age five I was the uncrowned queen of modelling clay. I don’t think I had any remarkable sculpting skills, but I loved the stuff. Since it would keep me entertained for hours,... READ MORE

The Soap That Came From Ireland…

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Once upon a time I swapped soap with Hajni Kele, the very talented soapmaster and owner at Mianra Soap in Cork, Ireland. The soap arrived, as international soap deliveries do, in a mail... READ MORE

Ghost Swirl Soap Follow-Up

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The response to the un-coloured Ghost Swirl Soap that I posted about a month ago (you can read about it here) has been rather overwhelming. I’m humbled by all the positive comments and... READ MORE

The Ghost Swirl

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  “I had decided to do what I shall call a Ghost Swirl; a technique where a deliberate design is ’conjured’ into the soap without the use of any added colourant. It’s not... READ MORE

Playing with Melt and Pour Soap

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Soap craft is a wonderfully diverse thing. So many methods, so many aspects, so many stages, phases and outcomes, and endless possibilities for creative combinations. To me the notion of taming the soap... READ MORE

Myth Busting on Manhattan

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One of the most frequently stated arguments for using handmade soap is that “supermarket soap isn’t soap, it’s synthetic detergent”. On plenty of websites and on soaping forums on social media this categorical... READ MORE