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.
As from 1st July we will be hand making our soap at 72 Parkhurst Drive, Knoxfield.
Business hours are: 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sundays you will find us selling our soap at various Farmer's markets in and around Melbourne. Click on our Markets link on the Menu bar to find out where.
You will also find our soaps at various shops listed on our Stockists link above.
Of course you can also purchase online on the Products link above.
We are committed to making the best quality soap to keep our many customers happy and coming back for more.
Your empty liquid soap bottles can now be re-filled at the Farmer's Markets. From now on Penry, Robyn and Sarah will have a large container of liquid soap with them at their markets. You will save $1 by using your own container.
It will take us a number of weeks to move everything over to our new premises but we hope to be in full production there as soon as possible.
Our new address will be:
72 Parkhurst Drive
Knoxfield Vic 3180