When the dog bites, when the bee stings….When I’m feeling sad…..
I make soap, think about soap, or shop for soap supplies.
Well, most of us do, so you all understand!
The Board and I came up with some of our favourite things from each of our Vendor members.
I make a Silk & Shea Butter soap for my unscented line, and Baraka Shea Butter is my go-to Shea Butter. I make a whipped body butter with it too and everyone loves it. They offer Organic Shea Butter too.
Marg recommends Voyageur Soap & Candle Co for the best Coconut Fragrance Oil. Island Coconut is pure coconut, no fruity tones. They also have a 100% pure olive oil liquid castile soap (possibly the only one available in Canada), which comes in ready to use or paste. I love their Aloe Vera Extract Powder. A tiny bit goes a very long way and it’s wonderful in soap, lotions, etc – anything you want to use Aloe in.
YellowBee is the only Canadian supplier for Sustainable Packaging’s Clamshell GreenKraft packaging. The come in various sizes, starting at 4″, perfect for a bar of soap or a few lip balms. These are wonderful for giving your soap a fully protective package, while retaining your soap’s all (or mostly) natural feel. Environmentally friendly and cost effective.
Louise recommends New Directions Aromatics‘ Melt & Pour Soap Bases. Take a look at basic white or clear bases (both rates 4.8 out of 5 stars), but don’t miss their SLS free base (rated 4.6 out of 5 starts) too.
Mad Oils has so many favourites we love, but we’re going to recommend their new Elderflower Fragrance Oil this time. A perfect spring and summer fragrance, or a lovely winter pick me up!
If you haven’t heard the grand news, Soapmaker has joined the Handcrafted Bath & Body Guild and we’re thrilled! We love the program and are so pleased to have them join us! They’re offering members a 10% discount off the Profession Edition of the software.
What are your favourites from our Vendor Members?
All the best, Amy