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