Seasonal Soap

posted in: Auntie Clara's Blog, Blog Post | 18

Cape Town is suffering from a catastrophic lack of water. The winter rains are coming to an end and the relentlessly dry, hot, beautiful summer season is upon us. For several years the winter rainfall has been below average and … Continued

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Snail Soap

posted in: Auntie Clara's Blog, Blog Post | 35

Here, close to the southernmost tip of Africa, our summers are warm and dry. The rain falls in winter when low-pressure fronts sweep in from the south. This is the heartland of South African wine country and the local vineyards … Continued

The Soap That Came From Ireland…

posted in: Auntie Clara's Blog, Blog Post | 59

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 parcel. All the excitement of meeting soaps … Continued

When in Africa – Going on Safari and Soaping a Crocodile

posted in: Auntie Clara's Blog, Blog Post | 28

South Africa is a vast and beautiful country and there are lots of interesting places to go and things to see here. Being large and beautiful, the country also lends itself nicely to general aviation. I belong to a family … Continued

Tutorial: Inverted Stamp Technique – Lattice Tops & More

posted in: Auntie Clara's Blog, Blog Post, Tutorial | 132

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

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