A great deal of care is taken to create each bottle of WarmSigh shower gel. The process goes a little bit like this:
1. Mix the lye (potassium hydroxide) and oils together and 'cook and stir' for 3 to 4 hours until your arm aches. The mixture will be very stiff by this stage. Coconut oil is the main oil used in WarmSigh liquid soaps. To make shower gel, the coconut oil is thickened using guar gum - a plant based thickener.
2. Once the cooking process has finished the mixture will be almost translucent. Water is then added and left to sit for 12 or more hours until the paste has totally dissolved into the water. You will be left with a thin, wonderfully foamy liquid soap!
3. The last step is scenting! WarmSigh uses essential oils or fragrant oils especially made for soap making.
To see the full range of WarmSigh products including soap, shower gel, liquid soap, baby bottom cream and face and body creams come along to the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market on April 29.