I had so much fun taking these photos. With nary a background in photography — though I guess 5 years of blogging may have given me a dose of visual inclination — I just winged these pics, surprising myself with the outcome. The biggest proof that these pics have attained a level of acceptability in… Read More Leafy Lather Soap Gallery
So here are my soaps, no longer bare and naked, but now sporting simple wrappers. I initially wanted a soapbox that is of a neutral color, in keeping with the natural-ness of my soaps. However, there is no printing press in my rustic city that prints soapboxes and the ones outside of my city… Read More Leafy Lather line of natural, cold-processed soaps
Most of us are familiar with glycerin. It is often a highly-prized skin care ingredient simply because it is a skin humectant or emollient which means that it attracts moisture from the air and seals it into the skin. It is a comfort to me (and to you out there who buy my soaps) that… Read More Understanding glycerin formation in cold-process saponification
Soaps are soaps. Unlike facial serums or leave-on facial creams which are designed to stay on the skin and deliver relatively high doses of their purported contents, soaps are designed to be washed off. As such, we cannot expect soaps to perform as well as do creams, lotions and serums. Please don’t expect soaps to… Read More Ingredients in Leafy Lather cold-processed soaps
Variants of soap from left to right: mangosteen, neem, local cherry leaf powder, cinnamon, activated charcoal, annatto, lemongrass leaf powder, turmeric root powder, cocoa, moringa, organic coffee grinds The big news is that I am now making soaps and selling them. I now introduce to you Leafy Lather soaps which are all-natural, handmade, unscented soaps… Read More I am now making and selling natural soaps!