The fragrant smells of natural products and oils fill the house of a Tasmanian soap maker while she goes about her daily work.
Megan Richardson, owner of Botanical Bath Co, became passionate about hand crafting soaps when she found a love for essential oils while making her own cleaning products.
"Knowing what was in them just morphed into soap making," she said.
"I have sensitive skin ... and was just trying to get away from the chemicals and really focus on ingredients that make a difference to your skin."
The rural soap maker focuses on nourishing the skin, while also helping those with ailments such as eczema, dry skin or acne.
Ms Richardson has been making the products for two years, but in the last year has moved house. She has hopes that she will one day be able to grow the products she uses in her soaps on her own land.
"That's the ideal dream of this property to have my herbs in the soap products," she said. "I definitely have that dream to grow."
The soap making process itself doesn't take too long, but the curing process for many of the soaps Ms Richardson creates take about six weeks.
"It takes say an hour to make the soap, then a 24-hour drying period, and then once it's cut it's a six week cure," she said.
"You really have to think about if you're doing seasonal products two or three months ahead. They have a good shelf life but if you don't keep doing it every day you're going to get so behind [in stock]."
Ms Richardson offers healing salves and moisturisers, pet soap, goats milk and local honey, botanical soaps with or without essential oils, tallow soaps, gardeners soap, neem and hemp oils, pine tar soap, and deodorants and bath soaks.
None of the products contain palm oil, and the coconut oil that is used is sourced locally from someone located at Greens Beach.
To colour the soaps only natural products are used, such as clays and fresh foods or teas.
"It's a real science and I wish I had of done chemistry or something at school. It's really like ... you have to be specific with the weighing [and what you are using]," Ms Richardson said.
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The soap maker enjoys attending markets so she can engage with people and they can smell what they are buying.
She said it was also handy to talk people through their options to find the best choice when someone was looking for a product to help an ailment.
"There's no point saying this is the magical balm if you hate [the smell]," she said.
Ms Richardson's tip for those interested in soap making was to watch YouTube tutorials and talk to those experienced in the field.
Visit Botanical Bath Co on Facebook, Etsy or Instagram to browse products or get in contact. Products can also be viewed at several locations including The Collective at Longford.