In chemistry, soap is a salt of a fatty acid. Soaps are mainly used as surfactants for washing, bathing and cleaning. The are also used in textile spinning and are important components of lubricants. Soaps for cleansing are obtained by treating vegetable or animal oils and fats with a strongly alkaline solution.
Realitas Craft Facts – Birch Trees
Onsite vases are made out of Birch. Birch species are generally small to medium-sized trees of shrubs, mostly found in temperate regions. The Birch flowers before or just as it leaves. They are regarded as pioneer species rapidly colonising open ground especially in following a disturbance or fire.
Realitas Craft Facts – Candles
A candle is a solid block or cylinder of wax with an embedded wick. Today, most candles are made from paraffin. Candles can also be made from beeswax, soy, other plant waxes and tallow(a by-product of beef-fat rendering). Gel candles are made from a mixture of mineral oil and a polymer.
Realitas Facts – Fused Glass
Fused Glass is becoming very collectable and with its charm and beauty, is featuring more and more in interior design projects in our own homes. These designs are kiln formed over a period of several hours to create original and beautiful pieces.
The firing technique allows the layers of glass to 'blend' together to form a solid and smooth glossy finish that is both beautiful and unique.
Realitas Crafty Facts – Sun Catchers
A suncatcher or light catcher is a small, reflective glass or nacre piece that is hung indoors at windows to "catch the light" from a nearby source. The Southwestern American Indians were the first people to begin making suncatchers.
Suncatchers may be mass-manufactured, or created by hand as the ones exhibited here are.