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Interview: Suds Up with Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Soap Queen, and More!

Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry & Soap Queen

I absolutely love doing the interview series here on Modern Soapmaking, but today is the day for one of my favorites of all time! This fab soaper has been an inspiration and mentor to me over the years. She owns and operates one of the first soapmaking suppliers I bought from ten years ago. Can you guess who it is? She is notorious for being a part of the community, and not just a supplier Continue Reading

Tutorial: Layered Modified Mantra Rainbow Soap (ISC)

Hurray! Rainbow Mantra (Sort of!) Soap

It's time for the first Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial! Hurray! Kellyann from Tranquility Bay Bath was one of the lucky receivers of the fifteen ISC kits, and made this stunning tiger stripe soap to wrap her challenge. In return, Kellyann sent me her challenge request: I would love to see a rainbow mantra swirl. Your rainbow soaps make me feel so good, and a lovely citrusy blend would Continue Reading

How to Make a No-Leak PVC Pipe Soap Mold (on the Cheap!)

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Guest post alert! This fab post is brought to you by Akeylah from Halcyon Bath. Check out her bio at the bottom! Have some super soapy wisdom you want to share with Modern Soapmaking's readers? Get in touch! Hello everyone! A here! I like the shape of round pucks of soap. But the prices for round column molds are astronomical! So, I finally got around to making a PVC mold that costs $8.22 to Continue Reading

Want to Play? Put Me Up to a Challenge!

Inspiration 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