Soap Successes

Marcia and Eric recently gave two soap making workshops in Fundao and at Keela Yoga Farm. Both were well attended and empowering and fun experiences!

The participants of the Fundao workshop were mostly Portuguese, but with the wonderful Italian Rosso adding flavour and humour!!

For part of the workshop when lye is mixed with water, Eric takes the group outside ….

It was the first time that Barbara and I looked after Sammy for a full afternoon and we were loving the chance to play with the lad! We had him outside for most of the day, in the woods, eating tangerines and even playing with the steering wheel of our bus!!

Anyway, back to soap making….. At Keela Yoga Farm a group of folks taking part in the month long Food Forest Course, and our lovely neighbours Mel and Paul loved experimenting with the different smells and textures of soap…

The two most popular recipes were orange and cinnamon, and spirulina with  lemonbalm. Both were vibrant colours and smell amazing!!

For those who would like to take part in the next workshop to learn how to make natural soap, the next one will be at Mount of Oaks on 26th May.

For further details on what exactly you will learn, follow this link!

It is great to be able to be empowered to wash with soap you made yourself!!!


Nourishing: Mind, Body and Soul

We organised a weekend of loveliness! The aim of the Saturday was to leave the group feeling energised, grounded and renewed. There was a definate emphasis on the  how to look after your endocrine system, your skin, your general well being and honour yourself in the process.

08:00 Welcome and energising herbal tea.
08.45 Yoga with Laura or a 15min taster treatment of your choice with Carly
10.15 Breakfast
11.00 Sharing Circle hosted by Laura on the subject of hormonal balance.
12noon Learning self massage followed by Pranayama and meditation.
13:00 Vegetarian Lunch
14.30 Workshop on natural cosmetics
16.30 Tea break and final circle.
17:00 Good byes.


The morning was delightful – after a session of relaxing yoga with Laura we ate our breakfast in the soft morning sunlight. Breakfast flowed into a session on our endocrine system…  




A walk into the woods to have an instruction on how to do a simple self massage and a destressing/energising breathing technique….

After the leisurely lunch, the afternoon was devoted to learning about natural cosmetics.

Demonstration of how to make your own deodrant was really fun!

The group had a lot of wisdom and knowledge to share about aromotherapy, natural first aid kits, home made toothpaste and much more!

Hatti shared about the Bach’s flower remedies and Keri showed the ingredients that make up some of her most popular natural products.



Nicky had brought along some vegan chocolate cup cakes and we finished the day with this celebration and some home made ginger champagne!



Congratulations and thanks go to Laura, Marcia, Carly and our volunteers Kirsten, Henrike and Juila for a great team effort!