Lockdown Lather

Things have been really strange for all of us since locking down March, but I hope you’re doing OK. Obviously all our events that we planned to be at in the Spring and Summer months we’re cancelled as we all retreated indoors for a few months due to this scary Covid-19 pandemic.

Seeing this as a good time to reflect on what we do at The Soap Cabin, and all the things we want to do but haven’t had the time to really concentrate on, we’re using this opportunity to work on changing our soap making methods and recipes to make an even better product made from scratch that we can be even more excited about!

To help this process along, we currently have a massive everything-must-go sale on our glycerine soaps, until they’re all gone. Check out our online shop now as they’re going fast!… and watch this space for what comes next!

Stay safe x

Red Kite Market March 2020

Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday to support the Red Kite Craft Market and Farmers’ Market in Little Chalfont!

With the current corona virus crisis, everyone is understandably apprehensive about attending public events, but the markets still went ahead. Stalls were browsed, purchases were made, homemade cakes were eaten, and many teas and coffees were enjoyed!

We are booked in for the April Red Kite Market, but do keep an eye on our website and social media, just in case anything changes. We have also applied to do the massive Denham Village Fayre again this year at the end of May, where we hope to debut some NEW SOAPS!!! But as above, we’ll be keeping an eye on the situation and will adjust accordingly.

Stay well everybody

Shireen x

Easy Makeup Removal

Just like that

There are a wealth of products out there for removing make-up, including the now popular micellar water, which claims to attract the make-up particles to itself, thus removing all traces with one swipe. Not so fast…I’ve tried this product, as well as other oil-based removers, and always find I have something left behind, or that I’ve been tugging at my eyes more than I’d like. Even if you have one that works, I’ll bet it’s a synthetic product.

I’m trying to avoid synthetic skin products if I can help it (hence, The Soap Cabin!) and I basically quit the make-up removers in favour of plain old simple plant-based oil. (Synthetics tend to strip the skin of it’s protective oils, clog pores and/or generally irritate). My oil of choice is sweet almond oil (citrus dulcis):

You’ll need:

  • Sweet Almond oil (or another plant-based oil such as grapeseed)
  • Flannel or cotton face scrubbie
  • Sink filled with hot water (not too hot!)

Method:

  • Massage the oil into your face, concentrating on loosening eye make-up
  • Soak the flannel or scrubbie in hot water, wring out and use to gently wipe away make-up and oil (repeat a few times)
  • When your face is clean, follow with a little oil to moisturise
  • Voila!

And you’ve not used a single cotton wool pad.

You can buy our reuseable cotton face scrubbies here

New Soap Bags

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We have a NEW product in The Soap Cabin shop – Sisal Soap Bags! Many of us use a bath scrunchie to lather up in the shower, but it only occurred to me recently after speaking with a customer that most of the scrunchies in the shops are made of plastic. In view of this, we sourced some natural ramie cotton soap bags, which are a fantastic alternative. You just pop a bar of soap in the bag, draw the string, wet it and watch it lather up as you use it like a wash mit or scrunchie. Amazing, and environmentally friendly!

Buy a set of 2 now in the shop

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