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
Washing Machine Powder
300 grams of grated natural soap powder (purchase from Robyn's Soap House)
1 cup of Borax (purchase from supermarket)
1 cup of washing soda (purchase from supermarket)
Place soap powder into a large bowl, add Borax and Washing Soda, stir until combined.
Use 1/4 cup in front loader
Use 1/2 cup in top loader
Vinegar can be used as a fabric softener
Bluing liquid is perfect for whites
Put 120 grams of soap powder into a bowl. Add 25 ml of water. Mix with a fork until the soap starts coming together. Start kneading the mixture with your hands and when it has the consistency of plasticine, roll it into a ball or knock it into the shape of a square.
Wool Wash & Car Wash
Melt down about 300 grams of soap scrap with around 16 litres of water, add some eucalyptus essential oil and you have the perfect Wool Wash. This also makes a perfect car wash.
Robyn's Soap House is a Distributer for 2 new exciting soapmaking books that will be released Mid April 2013.
Both Handbooks are written by the well known authors and soap gurus
1. The [Super-Naturally] Natural Soapmaking Handbook, a how-to guide to all modern handmade Soap Making methods.
2. The [Super-Naturally] Natural Soapmaking Cookbook, a collection of 77 star recipes for superior, skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps.
These new books promise to be even more popular than their predecessor, as they have enough new information to attract those who already own "Soap Naturally", as well as new readers and would-be soapmakers.
The price is also very attractive at $19.90 each.
As soon as I receive these books I will list them on this website under "Books"..
A very kind customer took this photo of Penry and I at the Bundoora Farmer's market on Saturday.
The variety of stalls at this market are amazing and really worth a visit on the first Saturday of every month.
Located at Bundoora Park in Plenty Road, Bundoora.
We launched our new range of Christmas soap packs at this market and also our new body wash/shower gel.
Customers are welcome to phone or email through an order before a market if special soaps are needed to be gift packed or wrapped.
For soap making it is vitally important that you know you are buying 100% pure olive oil and not an oil mixed with some other oil. Each oil you use in soap making has its own SAP value. If Olive oil is mixed with other oils then the ratio of oils to lye water will be incorrect which could result in a soap being too oily or even worse, to caustic. In Australia it is illegal to mix oils unless it specifically states the contents on the label. In Europe the laws are more relaxed and there is a lot more mixing of oils. With European imports you purchase from the Supermarket you cannot guarantee you are getting 100% pure Olive oil. You soon find out when you start making your soap and a soap you regularly make does not turn out as predicted after using an imported Olive oil from certain European countries.
At Robyn's Soap House we source our Olive oil straight from the local Olive groves and know we are purchasing the genuine product.
Recently a customer booked to have her birthday celebration at Robyn's Soap House. This party was a first for Robyn's Soap House and I was keen to make it a great success. On the appointed day nine 30+ year olds arrived at 10 am. They had a guided tour of where we make our soap and then settled down to the table I had set up for having some fun with soap. The first hour was taken up with creating soap balls (or other shapes) with powdered soap, flowers and essential oils. There was a lot of chatting and laughter and everyone was happy with their results. The second hour was taken up making bath bombs. The participants chose their moulds, colours, flowers and essential oils and we proceeded to mix the ingredients which were divided up amongst the participants. Once again they had a lot of fun and the end results looked amazing.
A few days later I received an email from the "birthday girl" saying it was a great morning and everyone enjoyed themselves very much and loved using the products they made.
The above I hope will be the first of many Creative Soapmaking Parties to come. It is a chance for people to enjoy one another's company, be creative, have something delightful to take home (maybe show and tell) and a great way to celebrate an occasion with your friends.
If you wish to make an inquiry or make a booking, please go to the "Contact Us" link on the menu above.
All good things come to an end some time. The canteen of a large company was supplying us with our recycled milk carton needs for a number of years. Recently this company was taken over and have now moved to another location some distance away.
Although we have large tub and silicon log moulds, there are still a few types of soaps where we prefer to use milk cartons as moulds. If anyone can help us out with supplying recycled milk cartons we would be very grateful. Cartons can be given to us at any of our Farmer's Markets or we can pick up from you if you live in the vicinity of one of our markets.
You are welcome to contact us if you need further information.