Warning: Roger’s article about Blue Rocks Soaps contains suggestive
information that readers may find disturbing!!  We apologise to his daughter
Carly Findlay & hope she can erase any mental images.  Sooner rather than later!

Blue Rocks: Soap from Flinders Island

by Roger Findlay

On Saturday, I found the wife making a move on me.  It’s quite unusual these days but, now I know the reason, I might do it more often.  I pampered myself with a very special soap all the way from Blue Rocks, Flinders Island.  It was a huge bar with an attractive label that read: Lemongrass & Sea Lettuce.  What made it even more special was that I had met the soap maker.

Blue Rocks - Soap
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Blue Rocks soap is handmade and sold from Flinders Island by Kath Dallas

Kath Dallas: Making Soap at Blue Rocks

Kath Dallas lives on a secluded property a few kilometres north of Whitemark on Flinders Island.  Blue Rocks is a magical name for an address but if you blinked you would miss it.  On reading some history, it amazed me that Blue Rocks once had a small school!

Blue Rocks - Kath Dallas & Jeanette Findlay
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Kath Dallas of Blue Rocks Soaps with Jeanette Findlay

From the first moment, we felt at home in the company of this wonderful, laid-back, islander.  We enjoyed a cup of tea in the cosy wood-heated kitchen.


Handmade Soap, Flinders Island Style

This Blue Rocks soap ‘factory’ is nothing like a Reckitt & Colman operation.  No, it’s a one woman show in the kitchen and laundry of a quaint house where every bit of space in the bedroom is used for storage!  Each room had the delightful smell of the unprocessed natural ingredients and from the boxes of neatly stacked completed soaps.

Blue Rocks - Handmade Soap
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Some of the Blue Rocks handmade soap

Blue Rocks - Flinders Island Soap
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Soap is handmade by Kath Dallas from her Blue Rocks home on Flinders Island

Kath is handy on a computer too.  She has set up documents for printing the unique labels that fully describe the ingredients and the benefits.  She has also set up a website for promotion and mail order of Blue Rocks Soaps.  I have already decided that Kath Dallas is never going to make a million but, with the help of Think Tasmania, we’re going to have a go at rewarding her in a way that she deserves.

Blue Rocks - Flinders Island
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Blue Rocks, Flinders Island: sharing the love for handmade soap!

On Sunday, Jeanette was irresistible!

It was the Blue Rocks soap: Flinders Island Soother.

Roger Findlay spends all his holidays in Tasmania, then writes about the
experience
for Think Tasmania. If you’d like Roger to visit you in the name of
research (so we can publish information about your business), please contact us.

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Map: Blue Rocks Soaps, Flinders Island