If you are one of the admirers of beautiful soaps on internet, you have certainly heard about SoapJam, soaps made by Silvia in the Philippines. When I first discovered Silvia’s soaps, I was impressed by her good looking soaps taken into account the fact that she was quite new into this hobby! Afterwards, I realized that Sivia is simply passioned and so-so talented! All her soaps look so neat and delicate, her swirls are one of the most beautiful swirls I have ever seen. Silvia’s soaps are so easy to identify thanks to the special design-swirls which are difficult could copy. If i have to use only one word to describe her soaps it would certainly be ‘perfect’.
What I especially admire about Silvia is her way of combining natural and artificial colors. She does love natural ingredients, as she uses a lot of interesting colorants(some of them still unknown to some of us) like alkanet, moringa, shikon, bamboo charcoal, powdered eucalyptus leaves etc, but she is also open to use other colorants to obtain the most interesting combined swirl soaps! Besides, Silvia makes one of the most white soaps! if you are new to soaps or if you want to see some gorgeous photo’s of some stunning soaps, take a look at Silvia’s soaps.
Silvia is also known among soapers because of the tutorials she posts. Her experience and different tests are precious info. How to remove ash or how to patch up soaps are some of examples of her determination to find the way towards the best looking soaps.
When Silvia posted her moringa soap, I was so in love with the color that I knew I would like to try it also in a soap! I have tried some natural green colorants, but moringa soap made by Silvia had a different interesting rustic nuance. Silvia was kind to propose to send me some moringa powder (a superfood, btw!), and I accepted, hoping that I could also get a piece of Soapjam soap in the pack ;). Yes, who wouldn’t?
I had no time yet to make soaps, but I am the lucky user of the beautiful Japanese Indigo soap. I have been using it for several days and I really love this soap. I had to check on Silvia’s post to see what were the other ingredients, besides the oils and butters, and it seems that Silvia put also yogurt and goat’s milk in it, that’s why this makes such a creamy soap. This precious soap – made of Japanese indigo – contains several essential oils: cypress, petitgrain, lemon, orange, cajeput, basil. The result is a refreshing, slightly spicy and woody perfume with some fruity notes.
As most of the soaps I receive, I cut this soap in 2 pieces: one piece to be used now and a 2nd one to be enjoyed later: it’s always nice to come back to special soaps.
It was a real honour to receive this gift from Silvia: after so much time admiring online her beautiful soaps, now, having one in my hands was a real dream!
Thank you, dear Silvia!