After a few requests for a Tradies Soap, I thought it was time to get my idea from paper into a soap mould. This tradies soap is also great for gardeners and mechanics. It is filled with Pumice, Poppy seeds and Apricot Kernel powder along with Buttermilk powder and Fuller’s Earth Clay and scented with a fresh blend of Eucalyptus & Peppermint.
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Soy and Shea is an Australian based small business specialising in handmade home & personal fragrances. We have been selling our products at local markets since 2012 and online since 2014. We have been offering international shipping on our products since 2018.
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*** My recipe ***
My recipe was inspired by Royalty Soaps but has been tweaked to include my favourite ingredient, Shea Butter.
If you wish to see more about my recipe, check out this video of me preparing the oils and lye solution for soaping.
30% Coconut Oil
20% Palm Oil
3% Shea Butter
42% Olive Oil
5% Castor Oil
Superfat – 5%
Lye and Water – I work at 33% Water but you can choose the amount that works best for you. The Lye amount can be calculated using your favourite soap calculator. I prefer to use
*** Equipment ***
If you are interested in some of the equipment that features regularly, here are some links.
Please note most of these are Australian based.
Nicole Moulds (Aust Ebay):
Mark’s Soap Cutters (Multi-bar Cutter):
Pure Delights Soap Cutters (Single bar):
($) My Scales are from Amazon AU:
*** Suppliers ***
Here are just a few of my favourite suppliers that I use regularly. Please note these are mostly Australian Suppliers and they may not ship internationally
My Mica Obsession: (for most of my micas)
Eroma: (for most of my fragrances)
*** Reference Pages ***
I make these weekly videos to share the love and passion I have for creating the products available on our webstore and to show my customers the products are all handmade. These are not “How to” videos.
If you would like to learn more about how to make soap and other bath and body products, I found the below websites and YouTube channels to be helpful.
Soap Queen Website:
Soap Queen YouTube:
Lovin Soap Website:
The music in our videos are sourced from the below websites
Intro and Outro: “Sunshine Ver 2″ Kevin MacLeod (
Incompetech – Kevin MacLeod:
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