Curated & created by someone who knows exactly what it’s like to be right where you are.
From the beginning of saponification to total biz domination, Modern Soapmaking is here to give you a helping hand.
My passion is soapmaking and the name of the game is success. Your success.
There’s plenty around these parts to capitalize on making you the best: tutorials, reviews, and biz advice for the public, plus ebooks and online workshops.
And if you are already off to the races with your biz, then you are my golden girl (or guy.) I love helping soapmakers who have their biz off the ground and running with 1-on-1 mentoring sessions.
I can hear you crushing on me right now. It’s kind of uncomfortable. Kidding!
If there’s something you wish Modern Soapmaking offered that would rock the casbah in your soapy world, pipe up – I want to know about it.
Tallyho! I’m Kenna, the owner and founder of Modern Soapmaking. (I’m waving. Right. Now.) I started soaping in 2004 as a hobby, and spent years perfecting my techniques, formulas, and knowledge. And I’m still learning.
I owned and operated Amathia Soapworks from 2010 to 2013. Afterwards, I decided to create Modern Soapmaking and my side project, Gratitude Soapery (changing the world with suds? yes please!).
Since then, I’ve transitioned Gratitude Soapery into the hands of two fabulous soapmakers in California, so I can focus 100% on giving you my all.
I freakin’ love soap making, which means I also love seeing other soap makers rock the house and succeed.
I hosted Central Soapers Workshop, an annual conference for soap makers in the central United States for three years straight, to get downright sudsy with other soap makers in the midwest. I started publishing eBooks in April 2013 to offer a helping hand to other soap makers around the world. Not to toot any horns, but I’ve been published in The Saponifier, guest posted for Soap Queen (and interviewed, too!), as well as other industry publications.
I’ve also given presentations and showed off my skillz (yes, that was skills with a z) at various events and gatherings.
All soap makers have lives outside soap making right? Well, I hardly do (and I like it very much so!)
But on the outside world, I can be found with my camera in hand in the great outdoors, gaming with my husband, reading non-fiction, or enjoying my family of six happy peeps (yes, we have four littles!) I have an extreme weakness for caramel frappucinos, organic citrus infused chocolate, electronic music, nail polish, and working at 3 am. Because let’s be frank, that’s when kids are asleep. (85% of the time, anyways...)
A Passion for Soapmaking: Meet Kenna & Her Labor of Love