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08 Jan '15

How the affair began

Posted by A Soap Affair

I just wanted to make soap for fun. 

My first block of soap was made using a cardboard box, lined with a plastic bag. It turned out to be a huge and ugly block, which I cut into 8 large and uglier bars - each of which turned out to be notoriously hard to hold on to in the shower because it was too big, slippery and almost impossible to complete a shower without having it land on the floor with a dull thud, at least once.

That experience alone could have been the most unforgettable one in relation to my first batch of handmade soap. It was however, trumped by a more significant after-shower realisation that I was never going back to store-bought soap again. Ever.

Today, this shop is my way of sharing that discovery with you.