Soap making and cooking have a great deal in common. Just like cooking there are endless possibilities in the way we combine the vast range of ingredients available to us. Formulations can be simple or complicated. Some are designed to nurture and some are more about pleasuring the senses.
When you flick through a recipe book or magazine you're constantly making decisions about how you want to nourish yourself and your loved ones. You won't want to make every recipe you see as it might not fit with your beliefs or preferences. This is where your own philosophy will guide you - just as our philosophy guides us when we're formulating.
Like you, we don't want to use every type of ingredient or recipe just because it's available. Drawing on our depth of knowledge we make choices about what we believe will bring health and pleasure to ourselves and our clients. This means that some ingredients will not be included in our formulations.
What we won't include: Sulphates; Tetrasodium EDTA, Artificial Colours, Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Palm Oil** and Palm Oil derivatives.
What we do include: Cold pressed edible oils, butters and milks. Extracts, infusions, activated and whole botanicals along with clays, honey, fruit and vegetables. Ingredients you can recognise, most of which are edible.
Wherever possible we source our ingredients locally, often direct from the growers. When we purchase ingredients from further afield we place great emphasis on using organic, fair trade and sustainably produced raw ingredients.
We believe in being small enough to listen and being big enough to deliver. We believe in hand made and we take pleasure in providing meaningful employment to people living in our rural community.
Swimming in Washpool Creek
Some of the Goats who supply our milk