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FAQ

FAQs :
Have a read.
Please email me at info@littlelovingthings.com if you have a question which I haven't answered below...

Soap Questions:

What oils do you use?

Saponified oils may include :
Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter,
Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Oil, Mango Butter

What type of essential oils do you use?

Little Loving Things uses a combination of aromoatherapy grade essential oils to make your soap smell simply divine.

 

What are the size and weight of the bars?

Bars are hand cut.
A general measurement, but not exact would be ...
 
Height: 6 - 7 cm
Width:  9 cm
Weight: 140 - 150 grams 

Approximately :)

What does cold processed even mean, anyway?!

Well, I reckon the Soap Queen says it best … see below

COLD PROCESS: Cold Process soapmaking is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap.

Whew! Science! Thank you Soap Queen!

How long does it take to make a bar of Little Loving Things Soap?

Cold Processed soap is kind of magical and pretty special.
Yes. I make Little Loving Soap in my home studio / aka garage, and yes, it’s really fun (and secretly it makes me feel kind of clever ).

But!
After I get soaping, the real magic happens…

Little Loving Soap will lasts longer and smells nicer after it is allowed to just chill out in a quiet space that’s not too dark and not too light for about 4 - 6 weeks.

Your soap is simply having some “me time” so that the water evaporates and all of the oils merge into one unified peaceful bar. This soap unification process allows for your little loving soap to last longer, be nice and strong ...
and produce a lovely lather. 

Sort of technically, this process allows for saponification to occur. This means all of the oils and lye water go through a chemical process resulting in GLYCERIN. Glycerin is heaps good for your skin. Why? Because glycerin helps your skin to retain moisture ( this means that glycerin acts as a humectant ). Retaining moisture can increase your skin's hydration, relieve dryness and refresh the surface of the skin. Glycerin may also soften skin
( because glycerin is an emollient ).

This is why all soap must contain lye - so that the lye can mingle with the oils and transform to glycerin, making awesomeness for your skin!

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could join together as peacefully as your bar of little loving soap?

Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes! 

Other orders?
Wholesale enquiries?

Send me an email at sales@littlelovingthings.com
I'd love to hear from you :)

Art Questions:

Do you have an art degree? 

Nope.
For years I would tell people, “I’m an artist, it just hasn’t come out of my fingers yet!”.

And then, it started, and I felt
So. Much. Better.
And then, I stopped. And then, I got scared.
And then, my fingers started itching to create again.

So I pretended to be really brave
( because I definitely didn’t feel that way inside ).

Together, my bravery and I dove in and began taking heaps of online courses
( Thank you Kelly Rae Roberts, Mati Rose, Faith Evans Sills, Juliette Crane, Janet Skates
to name a few )

And now, I’m FINALLY starting officially as a Soapy Artist here, on instagram @littlelovingthings and on facebook @littlelovingthings. I hope you find something that makes you feel good and if you want to take something home and make it your own, I’d be beyond honoured.

So, no. I don’t have an art degree. And yes, I’m an artist. Aren't we all, really?

Where do you paint?

I mostly paint in my kitchen in between doing kitchen type things.

Occasionally, I have more than 20 minutes to paint at once, but, not usually.

That’s ok though. Because interruptions are always from the people I love most. And that’s pretty lovely, don’t you think?

What do you paint with?

I like lots and lots of layers. Thank you.

Layers of mostly acrylic paint, occasionally watercolour, sometimes markers, stabilo pencils, oil pastels, pens, and even crayons! 

Let’s not forget occasional glue and bits of paper or ribbon or cardboard whatever moves me!
I love to make a huge mess of beauty and then see what comes from it all.

Oh! And I use all sorts of fat brushes and thin brushes and sticks and my fingers and wipes and sponges and paper towels and cotton balls and cups and lids and whatever finds me, really.

Other Questions:

Is your name really Quigley?

Yep.
My first name is actually Quigley.
I was named after my great grandmother. Her surname was Quigley.
My parents decided it would be great as a first name.

So, Hi! I'm Quigley!

I’m still waiting to meet another Quigley ( as a first name )…
if you’re out there, please say hello :)

AND… I think one of the reasons that the name isn’t in the top 10 list is because it means, “one with messy hair”. Actually, ancestry.com has shortened the meaning to just “a messy person”.
( Actually kind of true )

Your accent sounds American… but you live in Australia?

Yep again.
Whilst I was born and bred in Northern California, my husband and I moved to Australia back in 1997. We got off the plane and the rest was history. Four children and lots of animals later... well, we’re still here and loving it. We’ve lived all over Australia, but currently call Northern NSW our home.