Fortunately we are able to keep making soap during the Stage 4 Shut Down in Melbourne. Orders can be made online and we are able to post or courier them out as usual. Keep washing your hands everyone and keep safe.
Covid-19 has certainly started to impact on our business. We had a very busy March and April when everyone appeared to be panic buying oils and soap but now with everyone well stocked, locked into their suburbs, business is very quiet.
I am happy we started our soap making classes again yesterday after a three month break. It is great to see such enthusiasm amongst our students and see them leave with happy faces.
I hope all Victorians can do their best to help fight this virus by keeping their distance and by washing their hands with quality soap and water on a regular basis.
We are well stocked with at least four months supply of all our soaps and are looking forward to plenty of orders coming through again soon.
Stay well everyone.
Well Christmas is almost upon us. If you are wanting to give a special gift of hand made soap and body care products we can put a gift basket together and send it off for you with your special message. You are welcome to give me a call or send me an email to order.
It is hard to believe but it is true. If you are suffering from leg cramps at night, leaving a bar of soap between the sheets at the end of the bed stops leg and foot cramps. The only time my husband and I get cramps these days is when I have changed the sheets and have forgotten to put the soap in the bed! Try it and let me know how you go.
Soap is made using caustic soda, a liquid (usually water or milk) and oils or fats. When these ingredients are mixed together a chemical reaction called "Saponification" starts. Within 17 hours this reaction has formed two brand new products: Soap & Glycerine. There is no caustic soda left in the soap, providing enough oils or fats are in the formula to use up all the caustic soda.
As from June this year we plan to run more soap making workshops covering cold process soap making and liquid soap making. Please check "Classes" on our Menu bar to find out more.
These days we are all conscious about the harm plastics can do in our environment, to animal and marine life and the food chain. Anything we can do to eliminate plastics is a good thing. There has been a resurgence towards soap bars, even for washing hair. I have discovered that shampoo bars and even 100% Olive Oil bars work wonders for my hair, especially when I use a conditioning bar afterwards. Our conditioner bar lasts a long time ... it is equivalent to using three bottles of conditioner. Think of the bottles we can save and we at Robyn's Soap House are proud to play our part.
An easy way to start making liquid soap is to first purchase some soap paste from us, water it down, scent it and thicken it to the thickness you desire. You will find liquid soap paste under the "Supplies" link.
We have just purchased some Camel's milk to make some Camel's milk soap. We believe it will be very beneficial for those people who would normally get great relief from goatsmilk soap. Camel's milk has some great properties so we are looking in anticipation to try this new soap when it has cured in four week's time.
We will keep you posted!
Lately my creative urges have come to the fore and a new soap is curing on the racks, ready for sale in three weeks time. It is a three oil soap with sage essential oil and cornflowers throughout the soap and looking very decorative on top. Watch out for it under products mid-August.