Finish Your Soap Edges Video – Quick and Easy Method

Helpful Video for Soap Edge Finishing   When I began soap making 18 years ago, the finishing techniques were not at the top of my list.   I liked the rustic look and thought it looked very natural.   Over the years I have changed my soap style and do enjoy a pretty finished bar [...] Read more »

Beauty Bars and Cleansing Bars vs Soap

Beauty Bars, Cleansing Bars and Soap One of These Things is Not Like The Other   Beauty bar and cleansing bar companies cannot use the term soap on their labels.     Why is this and what is the difference between beauty or cleansing bars and real soap.       Let’s begin by exploring [...] Read more »

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 – A Solution to Your Lumpy Topped Hot Process Soap

Soap Making – A pretty top for your Hot Process Soap One of the many questions new soap makers ask me is how to make the tops of their Hot Process Soap look more like the tops of their Cold Process Soap. The truth is there is no real way to do this.  The texture [...] Read more »

A Simple Soap Making Solution to Get Rid of Soap Ash From Your Hand Made Soap!

No More White Ash on Your Handmade Soap   You have made a beautiful batch of soap and there it is, that white film sitting on top of your soap.   This is called soap ash.  It is not harmful, but it’s not pretty.   Soap ash is crystallized soap that sits on top of [...] 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 »

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