The Best Soapmaking Supplier(s) in the Country

The Best Soapmaking Suppliers in the Country

A few weeks ago, I asked y'all to vote for your favorite soapmaking suppliers in the country and boy, did you respond! Almost a thousand soapmakers cast their votes! We narrowed down the best soapmaking supplier by product category, plus the best soapmaking suppliers for customer service, quality, shipping, and prices! I hope this list serves as a great starting point for finding suppliers … [Read more...]

Vote for the Best Soapmaking Suppliers in the USA!

Best Soapmaking Suppliers

Over the last decade, soapmaking has become an easier craft to jump into thanks to the plethora of resources  and supplies available! When I first started making soap, soapmakers often used crayons and fabric dye (gross!) to color their soap and expensive fragrances bought at retail stores to whip up their creations. The internet has made it possible for soapmakers across the country to use … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Rainbow Linear Swirl Soap Recipe with Natural Colorants

finished rainbow linear swirl soaps

Soapmakers often marvel at all of my rainbow soaps, but often forget that natural colorants can give you a full spectrum of beauty, too! I wanted to show off some rainbow goodness with natural colorants, and the linear swirl soap design technique is the perfect way to do that! (It truly lets the colors shine, plus it's one of the easiest swirls out there!) I'm also trying out a new thing on … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Last year, Veronica shared her palm-free shaving soap recipe, and it's been quite the hit! However, a lot of soapmakers have been requesting two modifications: A wet shaving soap formula with palm oil (not palm-free) A palm free shaving soap formula without soy Today, we're going to tackle the first request: a traditional shaving soap made with stearic acid, which is often derived from … [Read more...]

How to Replace an Oil in a Soap Recipe Accurately

How to Replace An Oil in a Soap Recipe

One of the most common questions I get here on Modern Soapmaking is how to replace an oil in a soap recipe. I know and understand that not everyone uses or stocks the same oils in their soapmaking studio, so I figured it was high time I wrote about it! If you have made the soap recipe before, you can make a more educated decision about what you are changing and why. If you want to increase the … [Read more...]

Review: Soap Bar Lounge Soap Dish (Made in the USA Soap Dish to Sell with Your Soaps!)

soap bar lounge soap dish

Soap dishes may seem like a small detail, but when you are soap maker who has artfully designed your recipe, you wouldn't want your soap wasting away in a soggy dish. You certainly don't want those skin loving properties to melt away before your customer gets to reap its benefits! If your customers are new to handmade soap, they may not know that soap needs to be elevated and dried between … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap with Berries & Cream

To prep the blackberries for the Black Raspberry Soap, pop them in a blender with no additional liquid.

If you have been making soap for any amount of time, you have either heard of or used a fragrance oil called Black Raspberry Vanilla. This fragrance oil has become a favorite among soapmakers because it behaves well in soap. Plus, it it smells great and customers love it!! So I started wondering what would happen if I used real black raspberries and real vanilla beans in my soap. I will admit … [Read more...]

How I Started Making Big Batch Hot Process Soap

My slab mold that holds sixty bars of big batch hot process soap!

I love to hear stories from other soapmakers about how they started their businesses, and what the turning points were that made a big difference in their growth. So I thought I would share a little about my own experiences with my business! I started out as a cold process soapmaker. After getting really frustrated with morphing colorants and fragrances that turned my fluid soap into an … [Read more...]