I sort of fell into soapmaking by accident.
Some years back, I had taken a very long career break to look after my young family. I was expecting my third child but wanted to spend some quality time with them. I used to miss out on the monumental days at school, like Sport’s Day and Plays, and I really wanted to be there for them. Have you ever experienced that feeling?
During this time, I realized that I needed to keep my brain cells active and needed a hobby.
I got a beginners soapmaking box and was amazed at how simple it was.
I was able to create gorgeous uncomplicated soaps using botanicals and beautiful essential oils which were delicate on the skin. This was important to me bearing in mind that 2 of my children had a skin condition which made them feel incredibly uncomfortable. This little box showed me that I could be in control of what went into a bar of soap without the fear of ingredients making my children’s condition worse.
In addition, it gave me the opportunity to start a business from home which I could fit around my family. This meant that I was there when I needed to be and didn’t miss out on the key events at school.
These are the 5 things that I learnt about why you should make your own soap:
1.It makes an interesting hobby which will help you to develop a level of creativity. It gives you something else to do which will take you away from work and the pressures of life.
2.It is good for your mental and physical wellbeing. Self care is important and this actually allows you to carve precious time out for yourself and do something which is both enjoyable and therapeutic.
3.Soapmaking gives you a level of control because you are the one who decides which ingredients go into your bars of soap. You can avoid the harmful ingredients and preservatives and replace them with good, natural products which are not going to bring about irritation and allergies. It is an empowering feeling.
4.You save money. The majority of the utensils and tools you use, are found in your kitchen. Obviously, you are not going to use the same utensils which you use in the kitchen to make your soap. The point is that you do not need sophisticated equipment to make beautiful looking soap.
5.You can have fun! Soapmaking starts off as a series of practical steps to create wonderful soap, but this then turns into fun when you make soap for yourself and the family, and even coming up with amazing gifts for teachers, friends and loved ones. It gives you such satisfaction.
Would you like to learn how to make soap?
If yes, I have a group which will be showing you how to make soap for fun and for profit. I will introduce you to the amazing world of soapmaking, the steps to take, the ingredients you can use and how to create soap for yourself, family and maybe even for making money. It’s an easy process and like it says on the tin, it’s for fun.
Here’s the link to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/soapwithmel
Can't wait to meet you!
You are tired of the constant advertising and requests to buy this outstanding product and buy that. Then along comes Mel’s Little Luxuries. Well, who or what is that? What do they want you to buy?
I started this business out of a hobby. With 3 gorgeous children and a full time job, I needed to find some precious time for myself. So I started soap making and realised that I enjoyed it. It was fun creating something from scratch, but you have total control over what ingredients go into the products.
This got me thinking. If you are like me, you probably get fed up with the number of products out there on the market and you have no idea what they contain. When you try reading the labels, you are simply blinded by science.
For me this is quite worrying because 2 of my little angels have eczema and the prescriptions they were getting, weren’t helping and sometimes seemed to cause more of an irritation.
Now I was involved in soap making, it made me realise that I could craft a gentle product which could help with soothing their skin. I therefore started to take things a little more seriously.
I went on a number of courses and out of that Mel’s Little Luxuries was born. I create natural handmade products such as body butters, lip balms, soaps and bath bombs. They make great gifts, pamper treats and the natural ingredients have been known to help with making the skin look vibrant, healthy and glowing.
So that’s what Mel’s Little Luxuries is all about.
If you care about your skin and are looking at ways to keep a healthy and youthful appearance, why not pop over to www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk to take a look at the products on offer. They are lovingly made and you will find something for everyone.