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Temporarily back to Melt & Pour soap making!

I received a fairly big request (at least from my point of view) of M&P soap from friends, lately!
The SLS- and SLES-free Stephensons Clear soap base had a great success among my friends! It's highly rich in glycerine and it is made from vegetable-derived ingredients (no animal-derived oils/fats).
The problem with this material, is that each time I have to order it from the UK I pay a lot of money for the shipping...after some research (and with the help of people from The Soap Kitchen) I found a distributor in France (soapbox-shop) that accepts both bulk and small orders. For the moment, I cannot tell you if I really like this company, because on one side they've been very proactive and useful when I was about to place the order and I had a problem with the TVA and the delivery address, but on the other side one of the product I've ordered, and paid for, was not in the package I received... In addition, it's some days that I'm trying to contact them regarding this problem but they are not getting back to me...Let's see how this will go!

Anyway, after having discussed about the kind of final product my friends wanted (with or without fragrance, with or without micas, with embeds or other decorations) I came up with the two following ideas:
Enjoy some pictures of my new M&P soaps by following the links in the above list.


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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

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