About Candy Rose

I began making soap back in 2012.  At the time I had just finished teaching Temari, the Japanese art of embroidering a covered ball, and was wondering what to do next. 

"Why don't you make something people can use?"  Came the the suggestion.  "like what?" I asked.  After a few thoughtful moments the answer came back as, "soap, why not make soap, it's something people use and will need to replace." 

Visualising a regular square no nonsense bar of soap I thought, why on earth would I want to make soap . . . boooring!!  However, on checking out soapmaking on the internet I was amazed, and inspired! Boring?  No, No, No. Beeeeutful soaps, all the colours of the rainbow, and the most amazing designs and patterns.  I was sold, this I just had to do.

I started with the simple method of soapmaking using melt and pour soap bases before going on to making soap from scratch. 

Before offering my soaps to friends and customers, I would try them out on myself (and still do) only to find that the psoriasis and the eczema I had been plagued with for years had mysteriously disappeared! And then the penny dropped. Of course, all natural ingredients, no chemicals. nothing to irritate my skin or strip my hair! 

You will not find anything in the way of  SLS' or parabens, silicones or anything similar. Those additives in my opinion are totally unnecessay so why on earth would anyone use them!  Lush uses SLS (Soldium Laural Sulphate) in virtually all of their products, crazy! I have written in my section "Did You Know" a little about SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate).

I've been selling my soaps and shampoo's for a while now and the feedback continues to be positive. Not only does it make my customers hair feel better than it has for years, but from those with skin problems I've been told that, dandruff has disappeared, eczema,  posiasis and dermatitis are no more, and so on.  Wonderful!  However, I would like to add that stress related eczema and psoriasis etc may well be soothed by natural products, it'll be the cause of the stress that you will  need to tackle.

If you would like to see and sniff some of my soaps, and if it isn't raining, you will find me at the Riccarton Market on a Sunday between 9.00am and 2.00pm, or you can phone me and come around to my home where I have a small shop.