Smallbones Studio: Handmade Soaps & Gift Sets

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I’ve been making soap for more than 12 years the old-fashioned, cold process way. Handmade natural soap is a thoughtful gift for the person who doesn’t want more ‘things,’ but would love something both practical and beautiful. Everyday consumable items make the best gifts for simple living!

Smallbones Studio Shop

View Cart Simple, useful and natural (some organic as well) for your home and babies. Smallbones Studio is located in a tiny hamlet in Canada, therefore prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Payments are made through PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account and you can use your credit card. Shipping charges are listed for […]

How I Make Lavender Castile Soap

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The first step is to mix the water and lye. I use pure rain water because it’s soft, which contributes to the soap’s sudsing ability. Many people are afraid of lye, but you can’t make soap without using lye. (See my post about “saponification” and how it relates to lye.)