This has been a long year with a lot of changes. The main one being moving our business out of the family home and into rented premises where we can focus solely on soap making production and have a lot more storage space for our products, ingredients, packaging and soap equipment. The other main … Continue reading Olive Leaf & Honey New Website
Lately I've had to ask a few tough questions about the future of Olive Leaf & Honey. Starting a business from scratch is never going to be easy in whatever area. It takes a lot of time, effort, research and money. Lots and lots of money and upfront too. So after a year if things … Continue reading The Future of Olive Leaf & Honey
What is hot process I here you ask? Well it is a traditional method (likely ancient) of soap making which still includes combining a sodium hydroxide solution with your choice of triglycerides. But whereas, in cold process soap you add these ingredients together relatively cooled, in hot process the combined batter is cooked over a … Continue reading Hot Process Soap Making – A New Venture
So what soaps have really performed well for me in my little Olive Leaf & Honey Etsy shop? I'm going to talk about the five who have really performed well with all of them being continuously popular with repeat customers. Pink Clay Sea Salt - the only soap from the Sea Salt range, this has … Continue reading My Top Five Best Selling OLH Soaps
Wow, it's almost been a year since my last post which is just tragic. I'm not sure what happened, except maybe social media overload. Going from someone who rarely even accessed her Facebook to having a business Facebook page, Instagram, 2x Work Emails and 2x Etsy shops, blogging just kind of got waylaid to the … Continue reading Hello There!
Made with Moroccan Rhassoul clay, organic argan oil and tussah silk, this soap evokes the ancient practices of Middle Eastern women to attain silk smooth skin. A very luxurious soap that smells of sweet florals, spice and citrus and leaves a silky feel on your skin. Rhassoul clay is a very bland looking clay compared … Continue reading Organic Rhassoul Clay & Silk
Now this soap was one I knew I wanted in the range. I didn’t actually know what it would contain initially but I knew I wanted at least one soap recipe in the range to have a very minty refreshing scent that would be great to use in the warmer months. The ingredients were built … Continue reading Organic Green Clay & Seaweed Soap