Natural Handmade Soap

The Marula Tree Soap Co. makes natural handmade soap from glycerin bases with additives such as Goat's Milk, Shea Butter, Honey and Marula Oil. Marula Oil is a unique oil pressed from the kernels of the Marula Trees in southern Africa. To learn more about the benefits of Marula Oil click here. All my products are vegan friendly except those with Goat's Milk and Honey. Thanks!

You can purchase my soaps from my etsy store here!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


How gorgeous are these pieces?

The artist is kimwestad on etsy. I've never been big on pottery but now I've definitely been converted. How pretty are those red vases? And that serving dish is genius!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Long Weekend

Unfortunately I didn't get anything new out of the soap kitchen this weekend because I was busy filling this order:

200 little soaps for a Charity event happening next week. I'm so excited that I got it finished in time! On my big to-do list is solid perfumes, more bath bombs, body butter, and to finally stop procrastinating and work on my labels. Busy, busy, busy!

Hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Silhouette Yogurt

THIS makes me so excited! Silhouette came out with a Limited Edition pack of yogurt with 2 flavours - Vanilla Cinnamon and .... Vanilla Marula! One of the things that I struggle with is that a lot of people don't know the great benefits of Marula Oil (or they haven't heard of it at all!). I'm really happy to see Marula related things popping up more and more. If you've never tried the liquer Amarula (in the section with Bailey's and Kahlua at your liquor store) then I suggest you pick up a bottle and put some in your morning coffee - on a weekend of course! Seriously heaven.

And this yogurts pretty great too, I'm currently enjoying it, and it's only 35 calories!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Everytime I'm on the internet I swear I find one more country to add to my list. There are so many beautiful places in the world and I can only hope that I have enough time in life to see even a few of them.

Happy Saturday :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


New Bath Bombs coming out of the soap kitchen! Green Apple and Love Spell.
(and there's going to be lots more where these came from! )

I also have 2 new salt bars on the way, (curing right now!) -Vanilla Lime and Tea Leaf and Jasmine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was reading through an article called "50 Life Secrets and Tips" and I thought I would share a few that stuck out for me. I'm on a self-help kick (complete with Bootcamp, meal plan and positive thinking) so this kind of thing is right up my alley right now. You can read the full article here.

Develop an endless curiosity about this world. Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible. This world has so much to offer, so why not take advantage of it?

Don’t take life so seriously! Learn to laugh at the little things and this whole “existence” thing will be a whole lot easier. Be amused by your mistakes and failures and be thankful that you learned your lesson and won’t mess up like that again. And most importantly do things that you enjoy! Life is not strictly business, it can be mixed with pleasure.

Read books. No explanation needed. 

Set aside a specific time to worry each day. Ponder all of your problems and anxieties during that time so that they will not distract you during work or moments of pleasure. This way you can be extremely efficient with your time and avoid focusing on negative things as much as possible. If you get all of your worry out of the way and have the mental fortitude to keep from reverting back to them, you will be much happier on the daily.

Travel. Anyone who has ever gone anywhere will tell you that traveling is one of the most exciting and life-changing activities that you can do. Observing a different culture will expand your mind while making you further appreciate the life you already live. This goes back to becoming an explorer: this world is your jungle so go explore! Who knows, maybe you’ll find a place you love so much that you decide to move. Imagine the positive repercussions a new environment could have on your life.

Relax! This one is for you work-o-holics out there (myself included). Yes, work is very important and productive but you need to take some time to chill out everyday or you are going to burn out faster than a candle with no oxygen. Additionally, you need to reward yourself for a job well done. What’s the use of doing all of that work if you can’t have a little fun from time to time anyways?

Do what you love. There is a huge difference between making a life and making a living; which one are you making right now? So many spend their entire lives trying to make as much money as possible so that they can afford to do what they really want later. It makes no sense to settle in life until you’re 65 so that you can retire and do what you want when you’re already WAY past your prime. We only live life once so why wouldn’t you want to spend it pursuing your bliss? To do anything else would be a tragic waste of the freedom you are allowed if you are reading this right now. Follow your bliss and you will be a thousand times more happy than your retirement date and 40+ years younger.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bucket List #1

One day... I will go here.

It's a wildlife rehab centre just outside of Gobabis, Namibia. I've been looking at going since before our first trip to Africa, but unfortunately it is not cheap. For anyone else looking at volunteering in Africa they are on facebook here.

(Photo credit to Forever Harnas Wildlife Foundation)

Seriously? How cute is this baby Caracal?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Egg Bathbombs!

These Easter Egg bathbombs weigh in at 4 oz each and are scented in Orange Sorbert and Sun-Riped Raspberry. Yum!

Available soon in my store here!