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 3

Part 3 Mistakes I Have Made While Selling Soap at Craft Shows Here is part 3 of the Craft Show Mistakes I have made.  These are pretty important ones and have made a huge impact on how well I have done at Craft Shows and Farmer’s Markets in the past.  I hope you can learn [...] 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 »

Taking your Soap To a Farmer’s Market or Day Market

  Surviving the farmer’s markets and day markets as a soap maker can be a challenge. Choosing the right ones and where you set up your tent is essential.     After talking with several market vendors who have been doing the markets for several years, they all say the same thing. You don’t want to [...] Read more »

Using Natural Gums to Thicken Soap and Natural Cosmetic Products

Natural Gums are a great way to thicken your natural liquid soap and cosmetics. This ingredient has been used for centuries. Most natural gums are Carbohydrates and they help to improve the stability of your products.  Some sources for these gums include plant seeds, marine algae and sap. Acacia Gum also known as Gum Arabic [...] Read more »

Soap Making and Cosmetics – Adding the Benefits of Botanicals and Extracts to Your Products

Adding Botanicals and Extracts to your products is a wonderful way to increase the benefits of your creams, beauty products and natural soap. This has been happening for thousands of years, all over the world. Most of the time, the reasons for adding the botanicals and extracts in commercial products are for the promotional benefits [...] 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 »

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