Before the year is over I thought I should make some fresh soaps, as almost all of them sold at the last craft fair. So here they are, a beautiful 20 lbs (9kg) selection of fine traditional cold processed soaps with precious unsaponified jojoba oil and pure cocoa butter, producing a wonderfully rich lather: LEMON, MASALA CHAI (SPICE TEA), FRANGIPANI, ENGLISH ROSE, CINNAMON, and my favorite HONEY BLOSSOM. Also perfect as shampoo bars and a real treat with all the goodness of skin nourishing pure plant oils and moisturising natural glycerine. All soaps are vegan and palm oil free.
Note: my soaps are licensed to be sold within the European Union only, I´m afraid. Outside of the EU I would need to get a license for every individual state/country I want to export my soaps to, and that would cost me half a kingdom. I wish there was just one worldwide soap license available that would be valid everywhere – wouldn´t that make bureaucracy a BREEZE!!!
We had such a wonderful time at the craft fair, it was terrific, and we will be attending again next time for sure!
People were very cheerful, and we met quite a few fellow handspinners and crocheters, it was so lovely chatting with them. One lady purchased a handspun yarn shortly before the fair closed for the night, and she returned with a most beautiful finished crochet scarf the very next morning. “I couldn´t wait, I just had to get my crochet hook out and work with that yarn while watching Harry Potter on TV” she said. She then went and also bought one of the 100m-project crochet hats I had made with the same yarn size and colourway. Dont these colors look fabulous on her?
I finished some new felt necklaces in rich rainbow shades, and there are also brown and gray versions in stock now embellished with shiny silk! They are displayed in my etsy store StoneCircleWools.
And there will be more hand dyed rovings, curly fleece and handspun yarns for my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers soon, please bear with me while I restock the yarns and fibers.
Everyone have a fantastic month of November. Keep it colorful!!
My first 2 batches of cold processed vegan and palm oil free soaps are ready to be displayed – both come with a gorgeous floral scent, the classic english rose and the exotic flor de cebo (aka frangipani). I made the soaps with unsaponified jojoba oil and cocoa butter for an extra skin treat :o) They are also perfect to be used as shampoo bars along with a lemon or vinegar rinse = 2 table spoons of either lemon juice or household vinegar + 500ml (1 pint) of water. I use the soaps myself as shower and shampoo bars, and I would never think of switching back to silicone and chemical loaded commercial shampoo, never. Natural soap makes the hair silky soft and helps the skin remain healthy.
Please note that all my soaps are EU certified only, I cannot sell them outside of the European Union, I´m afraid. Having them licensed for individual countries outside of the EU would cost a fortune. It is over-regulation at its best…
The new yummy batches are now displayed in my soap-and-wooly-garments-store on etsy:
I will be painting new batches of extra soft merino wool rovings this weekend and display them on my blog as soon as they have come off the drying rack. :o)