I have now included the soap I make and use at home as a product you can now buy.
It is only made from food grade ingredients, in-fact the olive oil is what we cook with.
So just a side note about the soap with the wax in,,
Normally with soap you can only get 4 to 5% beeswax in a soap as it is just the nature of the process. I however have worked out a way to get 10% in .
So this then again is something quite special for you and unique.
Take a look at the list of ingredients in the soap you are using at the moment. See how much is made from things that you would not put in your mouth, and are normally considered carcinogenic .. when you fill up with diesel your get free plastic gloves, as diesel is known to give prostate cancer , and yet we are happy to smear ourselves with soap made from the same stuff. Go figure ?
Something special about soap.
So, Yes I make soap as well but the reason I make soap is that I can not find shop bought soap that does not contain fossil fuel derivatives.
So why is this a problem for me, well it was not , well not until I was having some dry scalp, so I thought I would use something natural. So in the shelf at my supermarket there was not one made from all natural stuff even soap called “simple” was anything but natural.
The next obvious this was to find out what soap is made of? And it is basically any oil or fat mixed with caustic alkaline to then form soap. But ,, this oil can be car engine oil. Why would I put a known carcinogenic on my body!?
Ok so I then looked at how to make soap, and you can make soap from oils and fat that you can eat. Then I found out you can even put beeswax in.. I was sold!
BUT.. yes there is always something,, there are plant oils that are made from animal fodder that are , if eaten, irritants. So even if they make good soap this detracts from what you can eat, so why then put it on the outside if it is toxic inside. Oils like some nut oils and seed oil like rape seed.
Ok I then decided what I was going to set as baseline standards for my soap.
First it not only has to be edible but it needs to be of a good quality, something that I would actually use in cooking.
Next it had to be sustainably sourced. One of the ingredients that make soap really nice is palm oil, but generally palm oil is farmed where rainforest has been slashed and burned. So I will only get palm oil from farms that have been around for hundreds of years and are in deserts where palms are endemic to. This is a lot harder than you might think.
The same can be said for coconut oil and butter, but with different factors.
Even the olive oil that I use is a great quality cooking oil quality , in fact it is the one we use to cook with.
The other ingredients that are worth a mention are the bees wax and the essential oils.
If you wana buy tea tree oil the chances are you will get from amazon and it will actually come from China,, and who knows what the hell it actually is, some chemical concoction that looks feels and smells like the real thing but is not, just like the honey from China,, real honey but on closer testing and inspection it turns out they make the bee enzyme in factory’s then mix it with sugar water and hay presto honey ,, but not from bees.
So Teatree oil.. This needs to come from a grower in Australia and needs to come from a certified grower.
I will only buy from growers and distillers that are on the teatree.org list as there is so much rubbish coming from china that has little to no actual anything but chemicals in it, it's horrific.
Bees Wax,, so I do not put this in all my soap as some people are Vegan. But the wax I use is predominantly from Gardeners Beehives, so it is not farmed but excess from the bees. This percentage is getting more and more every year as I grow the number of beehives I have as more and more people with Gardeners Beehives send me wax. I have a system where I will swap wax for a bar of soap. The reset is made up from beekeepers not bee farmers who do not use chemicals in their hives.
Ok so we now have a standard for our raw materials.
And with these ingredients I then have been making soap
But yes there is always a But so here is this one.. I found loads of recipes for soap with beeswax in but non that had more than 5% as this is the maximum that one can get into a cold process mix. However, I have found a way to get up to 10% into my soap. How cool is that!! More by accident than by skill well by accident and by taking notice.
So here is the trick and it is a simple one.
Make the soap with the cold method and with 10% beeswax,, the lye will not incorporate all the wax. This makes for a really nice abrasive that is quite genital when washing. Then next, if then would like to add some essential oils once the soap turned into soap ,,so after about 4 weeks after making,, you can then heat it up in the microwave so that it becomes like putty. A bar would be in for about 30 to 40 seconds. You can them kneed it but what will also happen is the remaining wax will melt and this will be incorporated like an oil into the soap.. you can then warm it up again to add the oil or I sometimes add the essential oils at the same time , the first and only time I heat it up, but it does have a cooling effect so you can have still some small grains of wax that will then reform as grains of wax.
different types of soap that I make and what I use them for.
So all these soaps are available to buy when available.
A: basic olive oil and coco butter
great soap for the shower basin or bath nice and gentile.
but good on dirt.
A modified: this is soap A but with all the wax dissolved into the soap.
B: olive oil , coco butter and palm oil.
Nice light smooth and very soft soap, soft on skin and hair.
I really like this one for shaving
B modified: this is soap B but with all the wax dissolved into the soap.
C: A dissolved with Tea tree oil added
great for skin ailments and to keep skin ailments like athletes foot away.
a combination of reduced sugar in one's diet for a week or two and this will reverse athletes foot, well it works for me.
D: B dissolved with Tea Tree oil added
I like this one for washing my hair, if I get a little dry scalp.
Ok so you are now sold on the idea of how good my soap is for you
This is how you can get your hands on this soap.
You cannot buy this product. You have to buy a soap subscription.
But for now you can just buy on line.
Ok, so this might seem a little odd but here is the thing. This is only a hobby, and I am not the most organised person on the planet by a long shot.
So for me to provide this product I make a little extra to what I make for myself, friends and family.
But most of the ingredients are not just off the shelf products and are bought directly from the grower or distiller completely circumventing all the middle men like Amazon and importers and components who repackage and dissolve and add all sorts of fillers and things to balk up a product.
This has taken years of research and investigation to make something that was a bit of a novelty for friends and family.