When a soap batter is going through saponification and gets to really high temperatures in the soap mold, it goes through a process called the ‘gel phase’ or ‘gelling’. This affects the colour of the soap when it comes out of the mold, the parts of the soap batter that gelled will be darker than the rest of the soap.
Choosing the simple life: OUR NEW OFF GRID LIFESTYLE. This year our family bought 140 acres of land at Woodside, the northern end of the New England tablelands, in New South Wales just below the Queensland border.
When Willow’s Wonder was launched, we were aiming for an eco-friendly, cruelty free product that was kind to the skin and as natural as possible and we think we have done that rather well! We recently received a custom order for 30 soaps for… Continue Reading “Essential oils V’s Fragrance oils”
I was feeling so excited about my partner and I turning our spare room from a guest room into a ‘Willow’s Wonder office/ workshop’ last weekend that it didn’t really even dawn on me until after all the activity had died down that this… Continue Reading “Caught up in memories of my daughter, Willow.”
Eight million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year, killing and harming marine life. Apparently plastic particles have recently been found inside our shellfish and even in our rain! Its a scary thought that we might be causing irreversible damage to… Continue Reading “Please don’t leave a plastic footprint on mother earth.”
I bet the store bought soap that you are using has some of the following ingredients (go on, check!); Sodium lauroyl Isethionate (synthetic detergent) Palmitate and Sodium Palm Kernelate (made from Palm Oil or Palm Kernel Oil) Sodium Tallowate (rendered from animal fat) Cocomidopropyl… Continue Reading “Why you should use handmade soap instead of store bought.”
This blog post is all about The Cure! Not the Robert Smith kind (that my goth high school friends adored) but the soaping kind of cure. Why do we need to wait for soap to cure before using it? Well, one reason that we… Continue Reading “The Cure!”
Not Willow our daughter, who was stillborn at full term three years ago, the inspiration for me starting this business. Not now, I will talk to you about her another time. This time I want to focus on talking to you about a different… Continue Reading “I want to talk to you about Willow”
Hi fellow Wonderers! Sorry for the delay with the updates but I was extremely busy and possibly over- committed to a number of different volunteer positions I had. I have now stepped down from those, leaving me with a bit more time to focus… Continue Reading “Zen and the art of soaping.”
When I started creating skin care formulations, I wanted to perfect the skin care range for aging and sun damaged skin, but also combat hormonal eruptions and blemishes at the same time (this is no easy task because what is good for aging skin… Continue Reading “What is jojoba oil and what is it good for?”