Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Soapmaking, An Ancient Tradition

Posted by PKM Creations on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


I touched briefly on the very early history of soapmaking in my previous post to give you a foundation for viewing modern techniques associated with an ancient tradition.  However I thought it was worth exploring this a little further. In this post you will see that with the progression of time has come many changes in tradition and technique. 

 

As I mentioned previously, soapmaking began in its crudest form in the time of the Babylonians, around 2800 BC.  References have been found on ...


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Making Soap for the Masses

Posted by PKM Creations on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


While the making of soap is an ancient tradition, it has changed somewhat over the centuries both in the way it is produced and in its very nature.  The earliest records of soapmaking date back to the Babylonians.

Traditionally soap has always been used for cleaning, whether it be oneself or things such as fabrics or domestic utensils. 

It is believed the term soap gets its name from 'Mount Sapo', the supposed sacrificial site used by the Ancient Romans.  'Sapo' is the Latin term for soap ...


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Pauline Moore Formerly a Teaching Principal of a small primary school, now the Founder and Creator behind PKM Creations. I love working with my hands and developing skills in many new creative fields. I get a true sense of satisfaction through creating beautiful things, and gifting them to others.
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