Candy Rose began Soap Making back in 2012. At the time I had just finished teaching Temari, the Japanese art of embroidering a covered ball and was wondering what I could do next.
The suggestion was put to me that I should make soap. Hmm, I thought why would I want to make soap, nothing very creative in that. How wrong I was.
The interent showed me that soapmaking was anything but boring. With recipes galore plus creating your own. The use of colours and fragrances, plus different techniques to learn, this is going to be fun while at the same time very educational. I was in!
I started with a simple method of soapmaking before going on to trying different recipes using natural oils and butters. I also found that piping and making decorative soaps and cupcakes was something I really loved to do. The only downside is the comment that some people seem to make that "they are too pretty to use." Okay, so gift them. Back home in England, 'pretty' is good and 'pretty' sells, maybe because the weather is so depressing at times! Anyhow, I adore pretty things and will continue to create along with the plainer designs.
If you would like to see and sniff some of my soaps, if it isn't raining, you will find me at The Brighton Market on a Satrday morning and the Riccarton Market on a Sunday.
Back to Temari, I will be adding some information plus some patterns relating to this craft so should anyone be interested in giving it a go instructions will be made available.
As I said earlier, I have been making soaps, bar shampoos and moisturisers etc since 2012. Each recipe I use has been carefully checked and the soap/shampoo etc tested on myself before being made available to the public. I continue to research and check out new ingredients as they become available as well as new techniques. Soapmaking and the making of natural body products is continually evolving which for me is what makes it so interesting, and challenging.