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 before and I was already booked into a day market

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Using Natural Gums to Thicken Soap and 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

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Benefits of Botanicals and Extracts in Your Soap and Self Care 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

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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,

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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 soap.

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