Celebrating British Science Week

British Science Week is the biggest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK. It's a 10 day long celebration with events up and down the country. There are still a couple of days left of the 2018 program.

Following on from our recent demo day at our workshop in York, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a look at our relationship with science.

Our founder, chief soap maker and inventor, Clara is a fully trained chemist from Imperial College London and an Associate of the Royal College of Science. She most definitely knows her stuff! Through this knowledge and experience, she is able to experiment and produce brand new products such as our bath bombs most recently. 

You too can experience some of the science, making your own soaps, creams or balms at our workshop on the York Science Park. A few weekends ago we welcomed a lovely group of ladies for a hands-on demo. Alongside understanding the process, they received one of the products they made and, perhaps most importantly, plenty of cake and tea/coffee to fuel them throughout the afternoon.

Those who have been to our workshops and demo days have been amazed at the complexity involved in the process of making soaps from scratch. Without getting too bogged down into sodiums, esters and chemical equations, soap is the product of the reaction between lye (or caustic soda) and oils, waxes or fats. 

We hope you have enjoyed this little insight into the process behind your soap! Check back here next week for some more insights! 

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