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Today's 'Soap Opera'...

Posted by Pauline Moore on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


I love this time of the year when I get to put the usual soap designs aside and create something new for our Limited Edition Christmas Collections...it's fun and exciting right?!


Well...there are days where I feel like I've skipped merrily through a lovely field of flowers and discovered a beautiful rainbow at journey's end...and then there are days like today where I've plunged headlong into a mine field and narrowly avoided a nuclear disaster!




A simple soap was planned...but somethi...

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A Special Soap for a Special Place...

Posted by PKM Creations on Saturday, February 22, 2014, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


Not every soap we create has a story, but this one does...


As a favourite holiday destination, the beautiful Blacks Beach in Mackay, Queeensland, Australia provides the perfect subject for a true artisan soap, one which has become a PKM Creations top three best seller.


Our Blue Pacific premium artisan soap was inspired by the wonderful view from the beachfront grounds at Comfort Resort Blue Pacific and by the feeling of pure enjoyment and relaxation one has when taking in such a view.



 
 
 
The gre...

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The Goodness of Goats Milk & Oatmeal

Posted by PKM Creations on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


You may have heard that many people choose to only use soap that has been made from goats milk.  What is the reason for this?  Goats milk soaps are believed to be highly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, that is, they suffer from skin irritations such as eczema or psoriasis.


Goats milk contains alpha hydroxy acids, vitamins and minerals.  Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid remove dead skin cells leaving new cells on the skin's surface that are smoother and younger looking.  These...

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The Benefits of Handmade Soap

Posted by PKM Creations on Sunday, July 7, 2013, In : Soap & Soapmaking 


Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about when it comes to handmade soap?  Like me, you've probably at some time had reason to consider purchasing a bar of handmade soap and thought "What's so special about it?  Why should I buy that when I can get the same thing so much cheaper at the supermarket?  Soap is just soap, right?"  Wrong!  While a bar of handmade soap is often more expensive than commercially-produced soap, handcrafted soap offers so much more in terms of benefits to one...


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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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