Hello there and welcome!! Thank you for stopping by and I wish you keep coming back regularly for more updates from this soap nut. I am from India but live in Germany with my husband. As a kid my mom used to wash my hair with soap nuts and now I have turned into a 'Soap Nut', therefore the blog title.
I never knew soap could be made by hand, until I saw a movie titled 'Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda' (translates to 'The seventh horse of the Sun') directed by Shyam Benegal. One of the characters in the movie is a gypsy girl named 'Satti' who makes soap in the village.
*Bulb lights up*
Early next morning I start to search the net as to how soap is made. I was amazed, fascinated and hooked!! For days and weeks after that I kept reading and reading and realized this was it!!! This is why I was born....to make soap!! Enlightened!!!
I searched for institutes or individuals who gave courses in Germany but couldn't find one. Then as luck would have it, my husband's work took us to Austria where I found a wonderful teacher who so lovingly shared her knowledge and helped me learn how to make soap.
I have made a few batches since my first attempt with Ms. Getraud Schweyer, and dream of the day (maybe some years later) when I can have my own store *fingers crossed*.
I don't think I would have ever known about handmade soap, if not for the one character who opened up this beautiful soap world to me....
THANK YOU SATTI!!!