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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

March News

Cotton Face Scrubbies

Spring is almost with us and here at The Soap Cabin we have been looking at what events we can take part in this year. Great news – we’re going to be at Denham Village Fayre again on the end of May Bank Holiday Monday! It was sunny and very, very busy last year, so we are hoping for similar conditions this time around. I’ll also be attending a 4 day workshop, starting this weekend, learning everything there is to know (in more detail) about essential oils, which we use in our products and I’m extremely passionate about!

I recently bought a wool hat and scarf set, hand knitted by a crafter in Manchester because I’ve become more and more conscious of where (and how) my clothing and other products are made, and I wanted something unique.

Because I was her first ever customer, she sent me a free gift – a set of handmade 100% cotton face scrubbies! You basically use them to wash your face or remove makeup. The beauty of them is that they’re washable, so you can rinse, dry and use again! In terms of makeup removal, they’re so much better for the environment than using disposable face wipes.

So, I got in touch with the crafter to explain a bit about The Soap Cabin and place an order for some more. We’re very excited to say that we’ll have these handmade British products on our stall and on our online shop to purchase!

Happy New Year!

20181230_150437_0001.pngHappy New Year! We hope you had a good Christmas with a LOT of chocolate. 

Apologies if you tried to access our website over the holidays – unfortunately it went down for several days. However, we have since sorted it out (obviously, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this post!), moved it over to another host and we have also made our site secure (you’ll notice a padlock and https in the address bar), so there should be no further issues.

So what’s coming up for us this year? As January and February are quiet months, we will be looking at what events we will be doing later in the year, and working on some new products. We hear that Chalfont Crafty Collective will be holding some markets this year, so we definitely want to be in on that! We’ve been really slack on writing the blog over the last year or two, so we will also be getting back into the writing habit and sharing some tips, information and other fun stuff!

We love natural oils, balms and butters and we used to make a Soothing Skin Balm which was perfect for dry, chapped skin, but we discontinued it after not selling as many as we would have hoped. However, we do love an all-purpose skin balm, so we will be looking at developing an exciting new one shortly…

Keep checking our Upcoming Events on the front page for details of where you can find our stall. Otherwise, our webshop is always open! :))

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Christmas is Coming

I know, it seems too early to be talking about Christmas, but we are getting ourselves booked in for Christmas events, so we need to get cracking on making products so that we’re ready!

We’ve been busy this weekend ordering supplies and thinking about new products. We love love LOVE cocoa butter, and as we always want to bring you a Caribbean skincare experience, we want to use more Caribbean ingredients, like cocoa butter, so we are working on developing a new skin balm/salve which will include cocoa butter as the main ingredient.

A harder butter than shea butter, cocoa butter is full of skin-loving essential fatty acids, which are often lacking in dry, eczema-prone skin. It is fantastic for healing and fading scars and stretch narks, and smells like chocolate…Watch this space!

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