Ode to clays

I am not going to start this post saying that it’s been a while since I wrote something here… instead I will tell you how good it was seeing my mother and my sister again. We spent more than a week together and we enjoyed every second of it. Now, looking back at those moments, I know I have something beautiful to think of until the next time.
The separation was hard. Maybe harder than last time. Or the older I get , the harder it is…But picking up  the making of soaps made me feel better. Thinking of which clays, which herbs and how to best combine essential oils to make new soaps made me forget the sadness. Especially cutting the soaps. There is always a special emotion cutting them.

Black Clay Soap

Soaps made of: coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, cacao butter. Enriched with almond oil and unrefined shea butter for a luxurious lather.

Made with black clay for gentle exfoliation and for absorbing toxins, scented with green myrte and vetiver essential oils.

Australian Rose Clay SoapRose clay, geranium and pompelmousse essential oil, dried flowers of (Mallow) Malva Sylvestris.

Zinc Oxide&Rose Clay Soap

Rose clay and rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder soap, scented with geranium and patchouli essential oil, calendula petals.

15 thoughts on “Ode to clays

  1. Prachtige zepen !…..mensen waar je van houdt heb je het liefst dicht bij je, kan me voorstellen dat het moeilijk is om afscheid te moeten nemen. Geniet van de mooie momenten en de herinneringen.

  2. Tu as bien raison de profiter de ta famille. Et je comprends tellement bien combien les savons peuvent t’aider à soulager ta tristesse. En tout cas, je les trouve toujours aussi beaux !
    Bisous Natalia ♥

  3. How wonderful you got to spend a week with your mother and sister. Those moments are priceless.🙂 I will also have a chance to see my sister next month. I am looking forward to it. 😊

    All your soaps look great and I love your use of clays and essential oils. How do you like the manjishta? The pink color is pretty.

    • Thanks, Silvia! I hope you enjoy the time with your sister as much as I did!

      Manjista is a nice colorant, but havne’t explored it at maximum yet.

  4. E minunat ca ai fost din nou cu mama si sora ta, te-ai bucurat impreuna cu ele de revedere.
    Sapunurile tale cu argila sunt tare bune, imi place ca ele absorb toxinele din piele si o lasa curata si catifelata, imi plac si uleiurile esentiale de muscata si patchouli pe care le-ai folosit

  5. J’espère que tu as bien pu profiter de ta famille !
    tes savons sont (comme d’habitude) magnifiques !
    J’aime beaucoup le rose que tu as obtenu avec la poudre de manjishta !

  6. So glad to hear you got to spend time with your mother and sister. Family time is so important. Your soaps look beautiful and it is good to hear making them is a happy distraction

  7. How could I miss this post? I see it only now,for the first time! Phew!
    Anyway,…..I’m glad that you enjoyed reunion,I exactly know what it feels like.
    I’m also glad that you’re back to soaping again, you have probably used all your stock,now have to restock, hehe !
    Very beautiful soaps, so natural and rich,I’m especially intrigued with this black clay! What are the blue embeds in the last one?

  8. Beautiful soaps, Natalia! The dried flowers on top are so pretty. I’m glad that you got to spend some time with your mom and sister. I went home to Florida for a couple of weeks last month and visited my family. The goodbyes are hard. But we all had a great time, too!

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