Interview with a Maker
Raynah Thomas – April Maker of the month winner
I’m Raynah, a hobby soap melter from Birmingham. I’m also a teacher, cat lover, folk music fan, chicken keeper and sight hound owner.
How long have you been making?
I started making last year in October. A friend posted some pictures of some soaps she had made and it sparked my interest!
What made you want to start making in the first place?
I wanted a substitute for cake baking which was making me fat(ter!). I’ve always used a lot of essential oils for personal care, so I had that as a starting point.
In a nutshell, describe your average day making:
It’s usually in school holidays. Everything is done in my kitchen and it’s a pretty organic process as I make it up as I go along.
What’s your favourite make? Let’s be specific!
Rose and Geranium.
My pink ombre stripey soap started as a fail and I re-melted it but now I love it!
If you could learn any new soap making skill now, what would you choose?
I am looking forward to trying the Cold Process kit I won in the competition – that’ll be my new skill.
What are your favourite Soap Kitchen Products/ Purchases?
My favourite purchases are the Stephenson’s SLS free bases.
Do you have any top making tips?
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