Arran Soaps

Soap Fairy's Magical Creations
Arran Soaps

Arran Soaps

Sealife in Arran Marine Protected Area
Sealife in Arran Marine Protected Area
Dolphins Love To Play
Dolphins Love To Play
Arran’s Wild Seas
Arran’s Wild Seas
Mermaid Tails
Mermaid Tails
Dolphins in Lamlash Bay
Dolphins in Lamlash Bay

Soap and nothing but soap

Crafting Soaps

I design and craft soaps using the melt & pour technique.

My base is vegetable derived professionally produced melt and pour soap base from Stephenson. I melt the soap base, add fragance or essential oils, colour pigments and pour it into moulds. One can be really creative and produce soaps with excellent properties which are little pieces of art. Every one is unique and slightly different from the others.

What about the little items?

As I have been asked quite a few times – all the little items (fish, shells, boats, birds, mermaid tails…) within the soap bars are also made of soap. They are created separately in small moulds and then embedded in larger moulds. You need not be worried that you might scratch your skin with something hard.

Wrapping

Instead of plastic I use either plant derived cellophane for wrapping my soaps. Alternatively I recycle the see-through wrappers you get on birthday cards.

Melt & pour soaps need a wrapping because the glycerin they contain attracts moisture from the air which causes small water droplets to form on the surface of the soap – so-called soap ‘sweating’. This is not an alarming phenomenon, as it is natural for the glycerine to attract moisture from the air.

About Me

Hi, I’m Friederike. I was born in Germany (Saarland), one mile from the French border (Lorraine). I grew up in that beautiful corner of Germany then in my mid twenties I moved north, first to Lübeck (at the Baltic) and then Hamburg (a part of my heart will always be there) and finally to Berlin, where I met my partner Stuart. Although we loved and enjoyed Berlin, a vibrant and wonderful capital, after 12 years we grew a bit tired of city life and having stressful jobs. So one day Stuart enticed me (not that it took much) to move to the beautiful Isle of Arran where we have lived very happily since May 2013.

I inherited my mum’s love for beautiful soaps. So, as a birthday present, Stuart booked me in at a soap making workshop in Edinburgh. I loved it and kept crafting soaps at home. I’m actually not really “making” soap as I use a professional high quality soap base for so-called “melt & pour” soaps. What I do is, I “craft & design” soaps inspired by the colours and nature of the stunning island I have the luck to call home now.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my pretty soaps, every one is unique. I’m sure my mum would have loved to see them. Here’s to you Mum!