www.stellas.one.

 

Welcome to my website, the home of handcrafted SLS free Soaps, Bath Bombs, Melts and Candles. All my stock is home made from the best raw materials available.

Everything can be made to order or design, please contact me with your requirements.

New Clock project; see below

My Products

SOAPS, Melts, Candles and Clocks.

 

Understanding SLS.

 

Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is a synthetic detergent and surfactant. Surfactant means it makes bubbles.

 

SLS is a chemical lathering agent that has come under scrutiny for safety and potential toxicity issues. It is found in a large amount of the products we use every day for personal hygiene and body care. Among them are toothpaste, shampoo, lotions, soap, liquid body and facial cleansers, and more.

 

SLS Irritates Skin and Compromises Natural Moisture Balance. SLS Allows Toxins to Penetrate and is a Toxin Itself.

 

I use melt and pour soap base, sls free, mica for colour, Fragrance free and Fragrance options.

My soaps really sud well in hard water areas too.

Fragrance options are 100% pure oils:

Patchouli

Sandalwood

Mint

Chocolate

Coconut

Rose

 

BATH BOMBS

 

Made with citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, olive oil, jojoba oil or avocado oil.

 

I enjoy experimentation and I hope I can transfer my thoughts to you.

 

 

The oils used to fragrance my soaps and bombs.

 

I add the essence of oils, if required in raw oil state.

 

Patchouli:

 

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth) is a species of plant from the genus Pogostemon. It is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet (about 0.75 metre) in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. It's aroma and oil state is quite powerful.

 

Sandalwood:

 

Sandalwood is the name of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. Consequently, species of these slow-growing trees have suffered over-harvesting in the past century.

 

Mint:

 

From the Family Lamiaceae. Not too far away from Pogostemon, Patchouli Family:

 

The Lamiaceae are a family of flowering plants. The plants are frequently aromatic in all parts and include many widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla. Some are shrubs, trees (such as teak), or, rarely, vines. Many members of the family are widely cultivated, owing not only to their aromatic qualities but also their ease of cultivation: these plants are among the easiest plants to propagate by stem cuttings.

 

Chocolate:

 

A whole lot of GUFF has been written about Chocolate. Whatever mood you are in you just want go for a bar or two!

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC. They made it into a beverage known as xocolatl Nahuatal a word meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavour.

 

Rose:

 

Rose belongs to the genus Rosa in the family Rosaceae. A woody flowering plant of around 100 species and multiple cultivars, the rose is quintessentially so English. It has a history before we started planted them in the UK.

A rose in partial to full bloom just hits the olfactory immediately! The oil extraction just adds to a so nice body feel added to a soap or a bomb.

 

CLOCKS

 

A new project in progress but early stages is clock design, based on a quartz movement, hand styles and face design. This will use various media, laser or hand cut 3mm MDF (medium density fibreboard), aluminium / metal plate, old CDs and perhaps the spinners from dismantled hard drives.

Starting with the basics, my first was an original Microsoft XP installation disk (remember XP) with superb hologram 'originality'. Next was to adapt a particular face using different media to affix to the face.

The first was an autumn feel so went collecting fallen leaves of particular colour interest, not difficult at this time of year! Selecting and drying to preserve colour is time consuming.

The second was to use materials that might be used elsewhere in the household. In this case it was adhesive mirror tiles cut by hand either circular or square.

Preparation, sealing the surface took some experimentation in the Autumn range, ensuring the leaf could be preserved and adhered to the face with coloured 120g paper or oil based paint and then glazed with acrylic to preserve the result.

 

Below are some starting examples.

 

Price per clock will average £8.00 plus £1.85 p&p. Collection available. Please enquire

 

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Mirrored finish on 3mm MDF

'butterflies' White enamel on 1mm steel plate

Butterflies handpainted in acrylics, various colours can be ordered in preference

XP original UPGRADE DISK

'Autumn' random leaves on different backgrounds

Base, MDF, overlay coloured card roller glued to give coloured and solid workable base to make a base for the next process, glazing.

Base, MDF but hand painted with satin finish, oil based.

Finally finished with acrylic glaze

Base MDF, overlay coloured card, roller glued. Finally finished with acrylic glaze

Stand alone acrylic. Converted air freshener holder, mirror effect free standing held in place by movement stem..

Stella, 3 Aldersbrook Drive

Kingston upon Thames KT2 5TZ

Tel : 07758262153

Email: stellammarks@gmail.com