A story of freshness
Based in the Cotwolds in a village called Tetbury, Soapy Chameleon's journey began when I purchased a few books on 'how to make your own soap'. The books sat, unopened, for a long time until I finally plucked up the courage to source all the ingredients and attempt my first receipe. It was a daunting prospect as I never envisaged that I would be able to pull this off and actuallly make a bar of soap! My first batch of soap was a flop, or so I thought, as it appeared too soft and didn't want to harden. Little did I know at the time, but my first receipe was similar to a Castile soap, with the main ingredient being olive oil. Soaps with large amounts of olive oil take a long time to cure, so with a little bit of patience my first attempt produced a natural, hard bar that was gentle and moisturising on the skin. My love for olive oil was born and all of my soap bars contain it.
The main inspiration for me wanting to make soap bars was all about trying to go plastic-free. I was born in Zimbabwe and grew up there, so I was always in nature and close to wildlife. Experiencing first hand, the devastating effects of human activity on the environment and animals, especially with our over-use of plastic, made me want to make a difference, even if only a small one.
Why call it Soapy Chameleon? I wanted an African influence and because chameleons change colour, I can change my brand colours without having to justify it!
I use simple, natural ingredients in all my soap bars with skin-loving oils and butters, which are kind to your skin.
Join me on my plastic-free journey today and we can save the environment together!