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 »

Soap Making and The 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 – Blog Challenge Hi Everyone, This is a little different than my usual blogs, but here we go. I have committed to a 30 Day Blog Challenge and this, I hope, will get me back on track with blogging more often. It’s all about routine. In my last blog post, I talked about [...] Read more »

Soap Making – The Reality of an Everyday Soap Making Business

Running Your Soap Making Business – Time is Everything   When you are starting out in the world of Soap Making, the time you spend on your business is the biggest and most important factor in your success. There is just one question you need to be able to answer and this will make or [...] 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 »

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 »

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 »

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