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Five Steps to Starting Your Zero Waste Journey

Lily Cameron

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Five Steps to Starting Your Zero Waste Journey
Single use plastic is OUT. With many following in the footsteps of Bea Johnson (AKA The Mother of the Zero Waste Movement) it's easy to feel totally overwhelmed. But it's not nearly so hard as you might first think. Follow these 5 easy steps and you'll be well on your way to joining the waste free revolution!

Experience the Magic of Soapmaking - Learn how to make your own soap

Lily Cameron

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Experience the Magic of Soapmaking - Learn how to make your own soap

Ok, its not actually magic - it's science! And art! But when those things come together it is a bit like magic...

Green Fig Soap Studio has teamed up with Synergy NG9, a creative hub in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, to host the Green Fig Soap Academy.

Here you can learn the magic chemistry of soapmaking and create your very own natural, vegan soaps to use at home, give as gifts, or even to start your own small business.


Going Vegan? Now What?

Lily Cameron

Going Vegan? Now What?

OK, so Veganuary is over but you, like 3.5 million other Brits (well, maybe, the jury is out on the exact figure) have decided that you'd like to be powered by plants 365 days a year. You're going vegan.

Now what?


Meet the Ingredients - Sodium What?

Lily Cameron

Meet the Ingredients - Sodium What?

Check the ingredients on the back of your Green Fig Soap bar and you'll find a somewhat bewildering list of chemical-y sounding words such as Lavandula Angustifolia and Sodium Olivate.

These are not, contrary to appearances, dangerous substances, they're simply the INCI official terms for, in the case of the above, lavender essential oil and olive oil.


Meet the Maker

Lily Cameron

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Meet the Maker

Green Fig Soap Studio is the creative brainchild of me, Lily.

My background is in nursing, but my interest in soap came about when my daughter (Baby Green Fig) was born, and I realised that every product I used resulted in painful flare ups of juvenile eczema.

Even the products marketed as safe for babies' skin, or with a stamp of approval from the UK eczema society, didn't agree with Figgy's delicate skin.