I was amazed with Ana’s huge collection of additives for her handmade soaps – dried orange peels, hibiscus powder, tea leaves, flowers, cinnamon, lavender, essential oils, cocoa butter, and many other she bought locally and from her travels abroad. I admire how dedicated she is to her chosen craft. She’s always trying new combinations, experimenting with new soap recipes.
Here are the things I used for my first bar of soap:
Essential Oils: Lavender + Sweet Orange + Thyme
Additives: Apple + Cocoa + Hibiscus + Green Tea Leaves + Cinnamon + Chrysanthemum + Charcoal + Sweet Pea
I gave sample slices to my friends Tippy and Abbey, and my interns. I hope they like it. 🙂
PS If you want to make your own soap, you can join Ana’s workshop at the studio on August 8, 9am-12nn. Sign up: Soap Making Workshop