The Dangers of using Glycerin and Glycerol in Skincare and Soap Making

Glycerin and Glycerol in Skincare and Soap Making           Over the last few years I have noticed more and more participants in my classes have been concerned with using glycerin in their hand made products. This surprises me since I have always thought of glycerin as one of the major reasons [...] Read more »

Palm Oil Free Soap Making Challenge

This Post is dedicated to everyone who has supported Soap Making School and Karma Suds.   By purchasing the Rainforest Series Soap and taking Palm Oil Free Soap Making Classes in Vancouver Canada, I was able to send a few donations off to Camp Leaky.   Camp Leaky is an orphanage for Orangutans who have [...] Read more »

How to Make Your Own Water Proof Labels

Professional Looking Waterproof Labels From Your Own Printer! So many natural soap makers and lotion makers have struggled with the problem of waterproofing their labels. This has been one of my problems for many years. I have never wanted to commit to ordering my labels from a label printing company for several reasons. You usually [...] Read more »

Selling Soap at Craft Shows – Mistakes I have Made Part 2

Booth Display For Natural Soap at Craft Shows and Farmer’s Markets       I have made many craft show mistakes over the years since I started on my soap making path in 1997.  The best part is that I have learned from them. I shared 2 with you in the last post, and here [...] Read more »

Soap Making – How to Sell Your Soap

Soap Making – How to Sell Your Soap At A Craft Show   So many Soap School Members have asked me what to do about getting their soap out there, where do you go once you have soap inventory. This is a huge topic, so I will do several segments on how to sell your [...] Read more »

Soap Making School and Karma Suds….. We are Getting Certified For 2012!

I have been told I can make a New Year’s resolution right up until the end of January.  So here I am cutting it close. By the end of 2012, we will be a Certified Natural Company. The standards are high, there are a lot of steps, but I am going to make my way [...] Read more »

Welcome Uttuh – Our Palm Free Soap Making Inspiration

This is  Uttuh She is an Indonesian Orangutan who was rescued from a palm oil plantation by a wildlife organization. They think that her mother was probably killed, since Uttuh was left in the middle of the plantation road. When they found her, she weighed 8 lbs, but now she is 16.5lb.  She is completely [...] Read more »

Soap Making Scents – How to Keep the Scent in Your Handmade Soap

  Losing the scent from your soap is a real problem that all soap makers face. You have unmolded and cut your fresh soap, you have let it cure and set, now it’s ready to be packaged and used. You notice that the scent from your soap has either dissipated or completely faded. How frustrating!! [...] Read more »

Soap Making Ingredients – Palm Oil Alternatives for Soap Making

The other day I was in a cellular phone store waiting for a sales person to help me. It took about 15 minutes so I watched a program on their store screen. I thought at first it was a video on Nature in the Rainforest. A few minutes later it turned into a show on [...] Read more »

Soap Making Equipment – Choosing The Essential Stick Blender

  Every soap maker I know has their own favorite tools and supplies. I would have to say my favourite piece of soap making equipment is the stick blender. To me, out of all the other tools, this one is essential. I remember making my very first batch of soap over 14 years ago.  I [...] Read more »

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