Handmade Natural Soap
Our Handmade soaps are made using the cold process method. This Handmade soap making method involves mixing sodium hydroxide with water then adding it to selected oils. Once mixed is goes through a saponification process. In this process all the sodium hydroxide is neutralized and by the end of the process contains non at all.
Natural glycerine forms during this process which is retained in the end product. Most commercial soaps have the glycerine removed. Glycerine acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to your skin keeping it hydrated.
Most of our handmade soaps have a 50% olive oil base. Recent research has found that olive oil contains natural properties, oleocanthal, which has been known to be a great anti-aging and ant-inflammatory agent. Olive oil has been reported to help people with a variety of skin conditions. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and beta carotene as well and antioxidants and has been reportedly useful in the stimulation of new cell generation. The second most dominant oil in my soaps is coconut oil. Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids and vitamin E, it has anti bacterial properties. It is very moisturizing to the skin and will cleanse without stripping the natural oils from the skin. It has been known to be beneficial to people with problem skin.
Other oils you will find in our soaps are coconut oil, hemp oil, pomegranate oil, nigella seed oil, traditional laurel berry oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, grape seed oil. I do use a small amount of green sustainable palm oil in some of my soaps. The reason being it creates a long lasting bar with luscious bubbles. I have done extensive research on the impact this oil has on the environment that is why I only use sustainable oil that is endorsed by the RSPO.Round Table of sustainable palm oil. It is my understanding that RSPO educate farmers in sustainable farming practices and respecting the environment and the creatures it supports. To gain certification you have to adhere to the strict regulations. Frothnflames is supporting The Orangutan Project and has adopted an orangutan who is located at the Batu Mbelin Rescue Centre in the small village of Sembahe in North Sumatra.
I often use botanicals in my handmade natural soaps as well, these will include the use of herbs and flower petals, such as rose buds, mint leaves, parsley, lavender buds, wheat grass, alkanet root, madder root, nettle leaves, indigo powder, cornflower petals, alfalfa, Jasmine buds, safflower, calendula, comfrey, chamomile, poppy seeds and aloe vera. You may also find Himalayan salt and Active charcoal.
Also included in the handmade soaps are a variety of clays which add benefits such as hydrating the skin, drawing out impurities, absorbs excess oils without drying, gentle skin exfoliator and detoxifying. These benefits depend on which clay is used my favourite is Kaolin, others I use is red, green and pink.
For my fragrances I use both essential oils and fragrant oils. This way I can have a scent for everyone as not all scents are well liked. I believe the scents are a very individual choice and people select fragrances for many different reasons. The same can be said for the colours of the soaps. I have a large range of handmade soap with all natural colours and essential oils plus and even greater selection of highly fragranced and coloured handmade soaps that are visually pleasing.
I can custom make and design a soap especially for you or your special day. Wedding favours/bonbonnieres are very well received. Custom labels or stamps can be done. B&B soaps are also very popular. All our products are handmade in Melbourne.
Eco Friendly Soy Candles
Our Soy Candles are all handed poured by myself using eco friendly 100% natural biodegradable soy wax. The melting point of the wax is 49 degrees so it is a lot safer to use because the wax is not hot enough to burn the skin.
Soy wax is water soluble so if you have a spill you can clean it up with hot soapy water. Soy wax burns cleaner than other types of wax so there is less soot, it also emits less toxins into the environment. Soy wax burns up to 50% longer than other types of wax therefore it is more cost effective.
Soy permeates more fragrance in the air than other waxes, so you get a better scent throw. Soy wax does form a memory so it is best to burn your candle to the very edge of the container the first burn otherwise you may end up with a tunnelling effect down the centre of the candle. The first burn should be about 1 hour per inch of diameter. It is advisable to trim your wick to ¼ inch before each burn to prevent smoking, crackling and spitting. It is advised against blowing out your candle, it is best to either put the lid back on or dip the wick in the melted wax. Our Soy Candles come in a range of sizes, colours and fragrances. I can make to order. Special requests are a favourite especially when its for a wedding bonbonniere/ wedding guest favours. We can customise the labels for your special day. All our products are handmade in Melbourne.