April 09, 2014

  • What ingredients do you use to make your soaps? We use only rainwater, lye, and vegetable oils for our basic soaps. Herbs and essential oils will be added in herbal and scented soaps. Lye (sodium hydroxide) is the only inedible ingredient we have to add to complete the saponification process (a process that produces soap http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saponification). Anyway, lye will not affect your skin because we keep our soaps with us for 4 weeks, until the saponification process has been completed and all the lye is converted into soap.

  • Do they smell good? Yes, in a natural way they do. We do not add any fragrance that could make your skin dry and irritating. For some types of soap (Bamboo Grass Soap and Lavender Soap for example) we add some natural essential oils to make them smell better.

  • Where are your products made? Now we manufacture them in Phrae, a small province in the north of Thailand.

  • Do you test on animals? No. We test on ourselves and our family members only .

  • How long will the products last? Our products are preservative-free. They will last approx. six months on the shelf. After using a bar of soap, it will last approx. three months in your bathroom if you keep it away from soaking in the water. Anyway please do not worry about the three-month period, because you will love to use it every day and finish a bar within a month!

Anyone want to help us build mud house and make handmade soap?

We are looking for volunteer who are interested in making natural soap with us. We have some knowledge about herbs and would like to share with those who want to learn or who can teach us more. The volunteer can help us plant the herbs, make herb garden, and build clay houses in our land for anyone who want to stay here.

Our daily schedule will be as following:
  • 07.30-08.30 : go to market (if you want to go with us)
  • 08.30-10.00 : morning work 
    • April - mid of May : teach English to our kids
    • mid of May - October : gardening, soap making, constructing
    • October - November : teach English to our kids
    • November - February : gardening, constructing
    • February - April : gardening, soap making
  • 10.00-12.00 : relax
  • 12.00-13.00 : lunch (we offer raw ingredients and kitchenette with fridge)
  • 13.00-15.00 : afternoon work (soap making and packaging)
  • 15.00-16.30 : relax
  • 16.30-18.00 : teach swimming or kids activities
  • 18.00-20.00 : dinner (we offer raw ingredients and kitchenette with fridge)

We offer beds and raw ingredients to make Thai food (raw rice, vegetable, herbs and spice), also teach you to make Thai food if you want!. We have a kitchenette which you can use any time - lots of fresh fruit and Thai herb like mango, banana, coconut, jack fruit, papaya, rose apple, mulberry, tamarind, lime, kaffir lime, lemongrass, and more...

We would like you to stay for a minimum 1 week, 8 weeks maximum. If this interest you, please contact us for more information :)