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Modern Soapmaking will take you from saponification to success! I'm here to help you make the most stunning cold process soap you have ever laid your eyes on, and then giving you the best tips & tricks to make selling it a breeze.

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Inspirational Soap Challenge

Lately, I've been totally stumbling over soapmaking. There, I said it. I've been so wrapped up in Get Busy Blogging and future course plans for Modern Soapmaking, that I've totally lost my soapmaking mojo. For a few months now, I've been making soap for Gratitude Soapery and that's about it. I'm SO uninspired. So, I've been brainstorming. And last night, while doing inventory and cleaning up Continue Reading

Tutorial: Lemon Zest + Blueberry Yogurt Soap Recipe

Lemon Peel + Blueberry Yogurt Soap Recipe

You know what happens when you accidentally buy twice the amount of yogurt you normally do? You make soap, of course. (Okay, I guess you could eat it, but bah!) Inspired by a recent foray into lemon blueberry cake baking, this yogurt soap recipe features lemon zest and blueberry yogurt for a delightfully creamy soap. A little lemon zest, alkanet, and blueberry seeds thrown in add a little Continue Reading

Tutorial: Blackjack Tuxedo Salt Soap

Blackjack Tuxedo Salt Soap with Anise

Summer is here, and that means it's time to start using my favorite soap type ever: salt soap! I'm a huge fan of salt soaps. They gently exfoliate and feeling amazingly smooth and creamy in use. And I'm going to add it to another favorite: activated charcoal soap! Summer is also a playground for fun and refreshing scents. This salt soap recipe draws on a vintage favorite for many: blackjack Continue Reading

How to Fix it When You Screw Up

dropping the ball

There's one thing I can promise you about being in biz for yourself. I'd sign a guarantee on it, in blood. I swear. You are going to drop the ball. At least once. Probably more than once. And that's totally normal. I've come to realize that most of the entrepreneurs around me are just like I am: perfectionists. The idea of screwing up is terrifying and completely unacceptable. Guess what? Continue Reading