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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 – The Realities of Sustainable Palm Oil

Sustainable Palm Oil.  What does this mean? The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the following goal: promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. So who is involved in the RSPO?  That would be Palm Oil Producers, Traders, Retailers, [...] 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 »

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