I recently attended the launch of The Rain Book of Natural Soap Making, at Casa Labia, in Muizenberg. I love Rain products, so I was naturally curious, to find out more about the process of natural soap making!
We were first given the opportunity to mingle and meet the other media representatives attending and a chance to soak up the splendor that is Casa Labia!
After enjoying some social time, we were then treated to a demonstration of how to make natural soap from scratch by Bev Missing, who is the author of The Rain Book of Natural Soap Making, as well as the brains behind Rain Africa.
I have used the melt and pour method in the past, to make soap for my girls school market day but the “proper” method is far more involved! Below you can see exactly what goes into making natural soap:
As it took Bev the better part of two years to perfect the art of natural soap making, I think that this craft is definitely not for the impatient person! From the detailed list of equipment you will require, most of which you probably have in your kitchen, to the to the raw materials needed, it is definitely something you need to be passionate about!
Rain Africa have also created a YouTube channel, where you can find step by step tutorials on natural soap making.
So if you would like to find out more about the history of Rain Africa and explore the process of natural soap making, then this book is definitely for you! You can purchase The Rain Book of Natural Soap making here the RRP is R220.