In loving memory of our Mother Johanna Louw 
17/07/1937 tot 29/7/2013


Reg no. 2011 / 032354 / 23
Since 2007

Farm: Elandsoog in Calvinia

Our Story

Every generation of the Louw family has been involved in the making of cold water soap. As long as I can remember, my grandmother “Ouma Duifie”, made this soap on our Elandsoog farm based in the Middelpos district. Every now and then, she would make the old fashioned boiled soap. She taught my mother Johanna Louw, also know as “Ouma Hanna” finer art of making cold water soap.

Since October 2007, Alida Taljaard has taken over and with the close supervision of Ouma Hanna, has created her very own cold water soap. In August 2009, Alida’s twin sister, Christine Bothma, has joined the “LOUW soap-making team” after refining the soap-making skill herself.

Boerseep is suitable for all domestic uses. It is especially suitable for washing white clothes and fat stains. After you have generously applied the soap, let it soak overnight and then wash in washing machine. The result is a guaranteed fat-free and pure-white product.

It is common knowledge that our ancestors had to make their own soap, this is why the “soap pot” was one of the more valuable items when travelling afar. Recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, but soap making literature is very hard to find.

Cold Water Method

We use the COLD WATER METHOD and the name cold water says exactly what it is, the soda cans are made with COLD rainwater or distilled water. With this method, the soap is not cooked at all, but stirred until the fat and soda soak.


Soap Bar


Crocher Gift Bag


Grated Soap


Shower and handwas bag


Contact Us


Mullerstraat 5 [agter die kerk]
South Africa

Call Us

+27 (0)82 264 3057
+27 (0)23 616 2201

Email Us

Alida Taljaard

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