Here at Trill Farm we pride ourselves in making the best organic soaps we possibly can; using traditional cleansing and medicinal herbs grown at Trill and delicately scented with essential oils. 

It is actually a very simple (and old) process, with the first evidence of soap making from nearly 5000 years ago in ancient Babylon, where archaeologists have found a clay tablet inscribed with the earliest known soap recipe - a mix of animal fat, wood ash and water. 

The basic formula has changed very little, as we still use a mix of fat (nowadays more commonly plant oils, such as sustainably sourced palm, olive and coconut), an alkali (lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, created through electrolysis of salt), water, and optional essential oils. It is so simple that you can easily make soap in your own kitchen. The only important part is the proportion of oils, lye and water.

Alexandra Dudal, our resident soap maker, will be sharing some simple soap recipes with visitors in March on our Introduction to Soap Making courses. For those wanting to discover more about the alchemical magic of soap making, Jonathan Code will be running an in depth weekend course looking into the Art of Soap Making, considering the various different methods and science behind the process, 23rd - 24th March.

And of course, if you can't make it to a workshop, you can always order Trill Farm soaps on our website.