About

I made my first soap last April 3, 2013, and since then, I have been bitten by the soap bug! I also started blogging a month later, on May 11, 2013, to document my adventure on my newfound passion. I had been contemplating about starting a blog for some time, but I never imagined it would be about soap!

“…whenever there is inspiration…and enthusiasm…there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.” – Eckhart Tolle

22 thoughts on “About

  1. hyacinth

    Hi! I’m a Cebuana living in Iloilo and I’ve been making soaps since early last year but stopped for more than six months because of very limited soap making supplies here. Can you please tell me where to buy soap making materials like EOs and FOs there so I can let my sister buy them and have them shipped here for me.

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  2. bijourain

    Hi Silvia,
    I’m at the beginning of my soap making adventures. I’m reading people’s blogs, all of which are great. Looking at different uploads on Youtube and I’m still deciding on which book to invest in. I’m going to start with the Cold Process , but I haven’t actually made any soap to date.hopefully this fact will be rectified as soon as I feel confident. If you could have known one thing as you prepared to make your first batch, what would it be? I’m going to add you to my Bloglovin list. Finger crossed my first batch won’t be too much of a disaster. Cheers Lorraine Carroll

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Hi Lorraine! I wish I knew it was actually very easy to make simple soap! I guess it’s always better to be on the prudent side, but I feel that most soap making tutorials and books make it sound so much scarier than it really is. Just to get a hang of the process, use a basic recipe without any scent. It’s hard to mess it up. πŸ™‚
      If you must add scent, Black Raspberry Vanilla, from any of the popular suppliers, is a very well-behaved fragrance oil. Essential oils are generally well-behaved with the exception of spices and some florals.
      Good luck on your soap making journey! Do you have a blog? I would like to read all about your adventures.:)

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  3. egsoaps

    Hi Silvia,

    I’ve just stumbled across your great blog – you make some lovely looking soaps. I’m just going to settle down with a quick cup of tea and go back through it, I think I’ve been missing something good πŸ™‚

    Seona (in Cheshire, England)

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Thank you and welcome to my blog, Seona. I love your English tradition of sitting down for a little break with a cup of tea. πŸ™‚ let me know if you have any soapy question. πŸ™‚

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  4. Janice

    Hi Silvia! do you gel your soaps in the oven to get complete even colour? Or do you refrigerate your soaps; And does it depend on the ingredients use such as avocados,cucumbers, or milk. Thanks in advance!

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Hi Janice! I use wooden soap molds and cover them with a towel. This is sufficient enough to get a complete gel. I never refrigerate my soaps. There’s no space in my ref! πŸ˜€ When making small individual soaps in silicone molds, I place them in the oven, although I did not do so for the last batch I made. I simply placed an inverted box over the soap and covered the box with a towel and tarpaulin. Hope this helps. πŸ™‚

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  5. Kat

    Hello, Silvia!

    Received a soapjam gift from a girlfriend last Christmas and can’t get enough of the milky quality of the soap. Even my daughter is hooked! Do you have any outlet in Manila?

    Keep churning πŸ˜€

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Hi David! Sure I do but it all depends on what I want to make. Sometimes it’s nice to play with different ingredients.:)

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