- Dirty Hippie
- Patchouli, sandalwood & lemongrass
- Lavender, Oatmilk & Pink Clay
- Wild Thing
- Peppermint, Lavender & Gardeners Scrub
- Fair + Square Soapery
Cold process soap making is a scientific process of combining oils with an alkali substance (lye) which results in a chemical reaction called saponification. Once saponification is complete, there is neither oil nor lye remaining in the soap. To produce a nice moisturising bar I add a 'superfat' value of 7-8% which refers to the extra oils which aren't bound up in the saponification process. These oils provide the moisturising effect that you don't get with commercially made soap bars. After making the soaps, they sit and cure for at least six weeks to ensure a nice, hard, long lasting bar with a rich lather.
They are all handmade in small batches, and hand cut, hand beveled and hand packaged so each bar will vary slightly in size, shape and appearance to the photo, but all are full of the same skin loving ingredients!
Fair + Square Soapery
Fair + Square Soapery was born out of a desire to create high quality, luxury products for everyday use. I have always been intrigued with how our ancestors lived wholesome, simple and often very healthy lives, and take real pride in creating a product that has been in manufacture since the beginning of human civilisation. A lot has changed in the last few thousand years of technological progression, but soap has always been a main stay in the course of the human life.
The traditional technique of cold process soap making is both a science and an art and I love the challenge that this brings to every small batch I make. I am passionate about creating a product with natural ingredients because nature has such an abundance of stunning products to offer. And of course by refraining from the chemicals and synthetic fragrances you can be sure that it is good for your body and the environment.
I am a mother to two young children, wife to a wonderful husband and carer and friend to a host of animals on our small lifestyle block on the eastern coast of Northland, New Zealand. I make my soaps from the my purpose built soap studio on our land.
It is my dream to one day be able to make a living doing something that makes my customers and myself very happy. To everyone who has supported me over the years; I can’t express enough gratitude that you have helped path the way for this to become a reality, so THANK YOU!
- x Carly