These last 8 of our range are palm free, I’m delighted to say. Although I must say, palm oil makes a hard bar, long lasting to the end. But we’ve added a lot of coconut to these 8 which also makes a hard bar. Trouble with coconut is your can’t use so much of it as it can be drying to the skin. You have to get the balance right and I think we might have achieved that with these one, having added lots of olive oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter too. Although not to be eaten, some of them have a foody thing going on!!!
All handmade by Monica, using only natural ingredients, leaving out all those nasty ugly things such as artificial fragrances and colourings. No parabens either!
We’re about 2 days away from having the new labels printed and then Monica will have to busy herself, putting on the labels on the soaps; those soaps that are ready and waiting to be dressed up and then paraded and shown off in local markets, Bloom, RDS, Tullamore Show, Ploughing Championship, to mention but a few. They can’t wait to be strutting their stuff, their all natural stuff and in their finery (the labels). And this year, we’ve decided that the soap comes without any cellophane on them. Yes, Siree, not unless you ask for it. So we leave it up to you to do your bit for the environment. Don’t want it wrapped in cellophane? Well good for you! We’ll oblige.
We’ve 8 new one this year and they’re all Palm Free. Of course we’ll continue with the others that do have palm oil in them. Again we give the choice to the punter. Don’t want palm oil in your soap? Well we have 8 soaps and 3 shampoo bars without it so don’t worry!!! Roll on the next 2 days so that Monica can start with the labels. Happy Days!!!
I’ve been up to my elbows in soap this year or at least the latter half of 2014. At one stage, there were 500 bars of soap air drying in my tiny hall and 300 more in storage in some hidden corner of that same very tiny hall. But it has been all worth it and I look forward to having the same amount drying in time for Valentine’s day.
Next week we will be up in Ballsbridge, Dublin at the RDS National Craft and Design Fair from 3rd to 7th December. Not too long to go now. I have this niggling feeling in my tummy when I think about it and all I have to do beforehand, sort of nervous sensation. But It will all go just fine. In fact, there is a promise of success in the air. At least with the soaps. We have been selected for inclusion in the Design & Crafts Council Display area. No mean achievement! The purpose of this area is to encourage consumers to buy Irish craft by displaying great gift ideas from Irish craftspeople at the show.