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The Most Commonly Mispronounced Cosmetic Ingredients

Over the years, my other half has gotten more involved with my love of soapmaking. At first, I had to convert him from being in love with the convenience of body wash, which wasn't so difficult - after a nice hot shower with a bar of my soap, he was hooked. ;) Next up, I convinced him to make his own batch of soap, and eventually he was on board to hang out at markets and shows. Over time, he Continue Reading

Tutorial: Pastel Four Color Gradient Layers Soap (ISC)

Four Color Gradient Layer Soap

It's time for another Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial! Jaime from Sleeping Gypsy received one of the ISC kits, and whipped up this bright treat inspired by Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime. Jaime challenged me: make a soap has gradient layers using 4 colors. :) Four color gradient layers? Sure thing! I've been wanting to do this with Lab Colors or another bleeding colorant, but I Continue Reading

Introducing the New Owner of Gratitude Soapery


When I opened Give Gratitude, I didn't really know what to expect. I didn't know how many applications were going to come in, or if anyone else was as passionate as I was when I started Gratitude Soapery about making a difference in the world as a soap maker and solopreneur. I had a lot of plans for Gratitude Soapery laid out over the coming year, but absolutely no time to implement Continue Reading

The Importance of Stellar Product Photography (& Why You CAN Totally DIY)


Unless you are selling your products in person, 24/7, 365 days a year, your product photography impacts your bottom line every single day.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it's true! It doesn't matter how great your copy is or how creative your product names are, if the photos suck, you aren't reaching the majority of your customers. (They have to click on your product listing Continue Reading