Soap Making – How To Fix Your Messed Up Soap

When is it okay to lose hope in a batch of soap? At what point do you admit to yourself that the batch of soap you made is just not worth saving? I don’t think any soap is beyond repair. About 13 years ago I made a batch of soap and was in the middle [...] 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 »

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 »

A Weekend in an Enchanted Forest

                    A month ago, while I was selling my soap at a day market, a lady approached me and invited me to be the soap vendor at an art festival.  She told me I would be a perfect fit. I had not heard of this festival [...] 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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