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 »

Soap Making and Wabi Sabi – The Art of Finding Beauty in Imperfections

Wabi Sabi and Soap Making   What is Wabi Sabi? It sounds a lot like a sushi condiment, but it’s quite different. Wabi Sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfections. This is a Japanese phrase and is usually related to nature.   I was introduced to Wabi Sabi in a feng shui class [...] Read more »

Soap Making – How Much to Take to a Craft Show

How to Decide on The Amount of Soap Making Products to Bring to a Craft Show   Preparing to sell soap and bath products during the busy craft show season is always a challenge. How much soap, lotion, baths salts, body mist, night cream etc. do you need to prepare?   I have heard so [...] 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 »

Selling Soap at Craft Shows – Mistakes I Have Made – Part 1

Mistakes I have Made Selling Handmade Soap at Craft Shows     Selling your handmade soap at a Craft Fair, Craft Shows or Farmer’s Markets is a great way to build your business. You are not only exposed to a target market of consumers who love natural and handmade products, but you also gain experience [...] Read more »

Natural Exfoliants in Soap Making, Face Scrubs and Body Scrubs

Keeping your soap and skin care natural is getting easier and easier.  All the new ingredients available to us is growing all of the time. Here are some interesting natural exfoliants that are available to natural soap and skin care creators: Baking Soda or sodium bicarbonate is very easy to find and cost effective, this [...] 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 »

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