Friday, May 25, 2012

Soap Sale Now On!

Did you know we have a sale on? Yep, all our fully cured soaps are on sale now ... 12% off from now until Tuesday next midnight (GMT). 

No code, no voucher needed ... all the prices are already reduced for you ... just find what you want to buy and order!

Why not go and treat yourself or your friends and family right now... is the link you'll need! So make sure to treat yourself and enjoy before next Tuesday!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kokomo Joe - Pure Essential Soap

Here is another of my Pure Essential Soap collection ... this is called Kokomo Joe and it's made with Coffee infused with Coconut overnight, then liquidised and strained. Then I added in a whole fresh Banana, and Coconut milk and liquidised again.

I added the organic White Chocolate to my oils - Sweet Almond and Olive oils with Cocoa Butter and allowed everything to melt together.  To the lye water, I added my Silk, as always.  I used White Clay & Colloidal Oatmeal also because they are just stunning in soap and to them I added my fragrance of Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla CO2 extracts with a spiced background of warm Nutmeg.

As you'll see from the cut pictures, the soaps are a lovely coffee colour with lots of speckles from the vanilla pod seeds ... plus we sprinkled it with dried Coconut, just cos we could!

The soap is available for pre-order now on but order quickly cos there are only 7 left!

We made a video for the Making Of... and Cutting Of... this soap so I'm showing you those too!

Making of Kokomo Joe:

 Direct You Tube Link:

Cutting of Kokomo Joe:

Direct You Tube Link:

Cut Pictures (courtesy of Titch Holland at



Sunday, May 20, 2012

International Soap Swap - Sabons Carmeta &

The wonderful Julia from the Soap Artists blog ( organised a HUGE international soap swap and I was picked to swap with Carmen from Sabons Carmeta based in Spain.  I was a little behind in sending out my parcel but I held off on my blog post for her soaps until she received mine.  Then Titch and I did a video and Titch did a photo shoot of the soaps.  They were all fabulous, the packaging (as you'll see in the video) was amazing and she even included her own, homegrown, lavender which will definitely be included in one of my soaps very very soon.  She sent a wonderful selection of her soaps and they all smelt incredible .. check out the video for our reactions, we were VERY happy indeed.  Below are the stills photos that Titch took, I think you'll agree the soaps look amazing and Titch's photos really brought out their natural beauty.

Check out Sabons Carmeta on if you would like more info about her soaps... her post about my soaps is there too (I can't seem to link the title I'm afraid, pity).  If you'd like to see more of Titch's photos, check out her page at  All our soaps can be seen and bought on

Thank you so much Julia for introducing us and thanks SOOOOOOOO much to Carmen for allowing me to experience and enjoy your soaps xxxx


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lime Light - Pure Essential Handmade Irish Soap

Here's another in our Pure Essential Soap collection...Lime Light - made with Sweet Almond & Golden Olive Oils, Aloe Vera, Wheatgrass, Kaolin Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal, Lime Zest, Cocoa Butter & Pure Silk.

This incredible soap is fragranced with our own essential oil blend of lashings of zesty, Italian Sweet Limes, softened with herbal Rosemary & freshened with soothing Eucalyptus and a dash of Cedarwood essential oils and is coloured with a wheatgrass infusion. Topped with a generous sprinkling of Black Poppy Seeds.

Available for pre-order on  Thanks to Titch from for her fab photos!

Cutting Lime Light:

Cut Pictures:


Friday, May 18, 2012

Lavender Rose Chocolat - Pure Essential Irish Handmade Soap

Here's another of my new Pure Essential Soap range (all handmade in Ireland).  This is Lavender Rose Chocolat and it smells sooooooooooooooo good!

It's made with Organic Dark Mayan Gold Chocolate (we got a big bar and ate the rest!), Rhassoul Mud, Kaolin Clay, handmade Oat Milk made using Irish Organic Oatflakes, Colloidal Oats and Organic Unrefined Dark Chocolate Cocoa Butter.  Whew!! The soap is a very dark brown, almost black even and I've no doubt that's from the dark chocolate and the dark cocoa butter... nom!!

It's fragranced with an essential oil blend of 5 Fold Orange, Bourbon Geranium & French Lavender with a drizzle of Dark Patchouli... just incredible.  You get a slight hint of chocolate in there too, it's not mega chocolate soap but has the warmth that chocolate brings.

It's available for pre-order now on Huge thanks to Titch for her fab photos

We made a Making Of... video and a Cutting video too so I'm linking them both here as well, with all the finished images at the end.  Enjoy!!!

  Making Of Lavender Rose Chocolat

Cutting Of Lavender Rose Chocolat

Final Images:


Hope you like!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lemon Provence - Pure Essential Soap

Here is the second of the new Pure Essential Soap collection - Lemon Provence.  This soap is made with Sweet Almond & Golden Olive Oils, Oat Milk, Manuka Honey, Kaolin Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cocoa Butter & Pure Silk.  The colour comes from a little Tumeric which makes a lovely buttery yellow. 

I made my own Oatmilk for this ... I took 4 cups of distilled water and 1 cup of organic Irish oatflakes and they sat, soaking, all night.  The next day, I liquidised them together until they made a milk.  I was going to sieve the milk to remove the oats but they were so finely mixed in that I decided to use them in the soap.  It makes the soap very slightly exfoliating.  I also love the little flecks the oats leave in the soap.  The only thing I'd say about using full oatmilk for your soaps is that the lye doesn't mix in well with it - at my first mix, the lye clumped into very hard lumps so that had be carefully disposed of.  For this soap, I made a 50/50 lye solution with distilled water and then used the oatmilk for the additional liquid values.. that worked perfectly.

Manuka Honey is a well known skin loving ingredient with anti-bacterial properties, Kaolin Clay is perfect for all types of skin especially sensitive and dry skin types and colloidal oatmeal just adds to the goodness the organic oats brings to the party.

The soap is fragranced with our own essential oil blend of lemony May Chang & soothing French
Lavender with a drop of deep Cedarwood to create a citrusy, relaxing divine scent.

 It will be available for Pre-Order on Many thanks to Titch Holland from for her video work.

Enough talk ... here are the photos! Hope you enjoy them!


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