Many people have asked about my cold process soap, so I am putting it up for sale on Etsy for the first time: Handmade Soap on Etsy. Personally, I think the shipping fee is dreadful but unfortunately I cannot get around that.
This soap is fragrance and colour free, as natural as soap can be! The recipe was carefully balanced on the Soap Calc website to be as creamy, bubbly, cleansing, and conditioning as possible. Quality was the main priority with this soap, making it perfect for a luxurious bath or spa day.
Each soap is approximately 125 grams.
It’s been a long time since Willow and I made soap, but after a few years we finally ran out. So that means spending a weekend in the kitchen, feeling like a proper hedgewitch!
If you want to start making your own soaps, I would highly recommend putting recipes through the soap calculator here, since even well-known books have recipes that don’t always turn out so good. It can be a little hard at first but soap is fun to make and can be turned into a witchy recipe in a heartbeat, especially through the use of essential oils and even herbs or certain colours.
And don’t think you need expensive soap moulds…we made ours out of a shelf by adding some plastic protector sheeting!
I promised my wife I’d put this up on my blog, and haven’t got around to it yet!
As a witch and shamanic practitioner, I love scented oils and candles. Many months ago I began making my own flying ointment, and that progressed into making moisturizers, soap, candles, and other bath and beauty products. It really is great stuff, and we love making it! So if you’ve ever wanted a moisturizer, soap, or candle in your favourite scent, we might be able to make it for you. I made an autumn scent that I absolutely adore, and we’re working on new witchy scent combinations too. Have a look: http://journeytreehedgewitchery.weebly.com/products.html
After months of handcrafting soaps, lotions, salves, scrubs, toners, bath bombs and more, my wife and I finally got to show off our work at the annual Labour Day weekend family party. Everyone got to pick out their favourite items in their favourite scents and we encouraged everyone to take as much as they liked…because we ended up making a lot of stuff. It was so very gratifying to see everyone excited and happy over their choices, and so much fun.
It was a hectic and energy-filled party, and a great day, which ended with a beautiful orange moon.
My wife and I have been getting better at making soap. I’m pleased with this mornings’ cuttings, which were a challenge: cold processed soap with star-shaped inserts.
And some other soaps:
After a long and stressful week, my wife and I are back doing what we love — making candles and lotions, going garage-sale hunting, and tending to the spiritual side of life. We’re packing up our handmade shaving soap and aftershave for my Pa for Father’s Day. We created simple labels with the name of our “company”, Journey Tree Hedgewitchery.
I have a lot of spiritual work to do too, as I was reminded in a journey. It’s time to create inwardly as I create outwardly.
We cut some of our soaps this morning, and they look pretty!
These ones below look like lemon meringue…in reality they were a rebatch gone wrong, we did NOT know what we were doing.