Limpet Mould Tutorial: Handmade Soap Imitating Nature

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Only a few minutes from where our soap is made is a beautiful beach. Strand Beach, once known as Melk Baai (Milk Bay), where the African Continent ends and the ocean begins rolling itself out of False Bay until it … Continued

Glycerine Rivers: Trying To Understand Them

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My previous post, Glycerine Rivers: Secret Revealed, about water concentration as a contributing factor to the formation of glycerine rivers, got lots of feedback all of which I’m very thankful for. Many said that they had never made the connection … Continued

Glycerine Rivers: Secret Revealed

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Most seasoned soapmakers are well familiar with the phenomenon commonly known as glycerine rivers, TD (titanium dioxide) rivers, TD crackle or glycerine separation. The terms are all descriptive of what the phenomenon looks like: translucent rivers or streaks in a … Continued

Silver Dapple: Bespoke Soap

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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make her a grey soap. This friend is a lovely lady passionate about nature conservation and animals, horses in particular, and she has a large, immaculate and very … Continued

Tutorial: Inverted Stamp Technique – Lattice Tops & More

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I’ve often been asked how the inverted stamp technique tops on my handcrafted soaps are made. A while ago I promised to write a tutorial with pictures about this so here we are. The inverted stamp technique is a method … Continued

Soap Stamps By Nature

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One of the things I love about soapmaking is that I get to play with all kinds of ideas and designs. I also have a soft spot for embossed soap; there’s just something about the commitment and irrevocability of making … Continued

Mantis Moment

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I love photography. My focus is often on soap photography but I love wildlife photography too. Here in Africa I have access to some magnificent wildlife – big and small. The other day I needed to take some photos of … Continued

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