I love making soap but until relatively recently it wasn’t something I ever thought about. I have always liked using good quality soaps and came to making soap by accident. I originally started buying my goat milk soaps from the lovely ‘Glynnis’ who sold her soaps at my local craft market. I fell in love with her palm oil-free goat milk soaps and when she decided she no longer had the time to make them, I bought her business as I was looking for a way to better use my creativity and also didn't want to not be able to have access to good quality goat milk soaps. You may have bought soap from Glynnis at Gippsland markets, or come through her original website (Udderly Delightful). Glynnis had been making her soaps for many years and had perfected the technique. When I bought the business she offered to teach me all she knew about making soaps and skincare and she provided me with all her tried and true recipes. I'm very priviledged to have Glynnis as a constant source of support, advice and encouragement. Just as she did, I use a cold process method to make my soaps. All soaps are made from scratch by me - they are not melt and pour.
Since taking over I have developed the business further, changed the name to Bubbylon, and started experimenting with additional recipes and products. None of my products contain palm oil and this is my small but significant contribution to our environment. Oh, and I came up with Bubbylon because many people believe that soap was first developed in Ancient Babylon and I wanted to make reference to that (and soap bubbles) in the business name.
I use environmentally friendly methods for the disposal of excess soap mix and in all other aspects of my business. I have tried to keep the labelling to a minimum to avoid using more paper than is necessary. If you order from me, you are most likely to receive your order wrapped in recycled packaging.
Here are a few testimonials about Bubbylon products:
"The soaps are superb, we sell them in our shop and they sell like nothing else - the fragrance permeates the whole gallery."
Kes, Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek VICTORIA
"I washed with the one of the soaps today, I think I used the Garden soap. OMG!!! It's beautiful. My skin feels so soft. I love it."
"I'm still using the soap and I still love it. I'm still on my first shampoo bar!"
"The Lime and Aloe Vera soap is just beautiful, so is the Lemon Myrtle. ALL of them are."
"You'll notice that I haven't bought any shampoo soaps 'cause I'm still using them.. OMG!! They really are good value for money."
P Zahra, St Albans VICTORIA
"I would like to add my support to the handmade Bubbylon soaps. I am a swimming pool exerciser on a daily basis and find the Chlorine from the pool stays on my skin no matter how long the shower is afterwards! Bubbylon Soap has been fantastic on my skin and seems to remove all trace of the chemical from the pool. I would strongly recommend this product to all swimmers."
Marilyn Flett- Foster VICTORIA
"For my whole life, I have lived with dry, flaky and itchy skin resulting from a genetic skin disorder. Since using Bubbylon goats' milk soap, my skin is softer and smoother and the itching has gone. It is fabulous! It also smells great...my bathroom is constantly filled with the fragrance of rose and lavender."
Leonie Bloomfield, Melbourne VICTORIA
"I was very happy to hand the business over to Genevieve knowing that she would continue to make and sell high standard goat milk, palm oil-free soaps and skincare. I have really enjoyed being her mentor and watched the business grow from strength to strength."
Glynnis Murray, Seaview Victoria former owner of Udderly Delightful (now Bubbylon).