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Handmade Soap

A basket filled with 3 different types of soap

Rosehip & Patchouli Soap

I make soap in small batches of six to twenty-four bars. The main base oils are olive oil and coconut oil. It is scented with essential oils and may contain flower petals..

I use the following essential oils at present, either individually or blended:

  • Rose geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Patchouli
  • Bergamot

I prefer to keep the colour natural and use the following colourants:

  • Alkanet root – purple
  • Annatto seeds – orange/yellow
  • Turmeric – yellow
  • Sage – green
  • Red clay – brown/red earthy

Flowers used to decorate the soaps:

  • Lavender
  • Rose buds 
  • Calendula

Plants used in the soaps include:

  • Ground rosehips
  • Calendula