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How to Complete Your Cosmetic Notification Forms (Canada)

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of filling out your Cosmetic Notification Forms? If you’ve spent any time listening to other soapmakers going through the process, you might be. I’ve been through the process myself, so I get it. If you’ve found yourself staring at the Health Canada website with your eyes glazing over, this article is for you. Ready to break it down? Once you’ve developed your product line and know which ingredients you will be using, it’s time to submit your Cosmetic Notification Forms (CNFs) to Health Canada. You can fill out your forms up to 10

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How to Light Your Product Photos Like a Pro

Light is the most important part of photography! It doesn’t matter how spectacular your products look or how state-of-the-art your camera is; if your photography

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Two Blooms Design Studio: A Follow-Up Interview with Caron & Michelle

A while back, Kenna chatted up the sisters behind Two Blooms Design Studio. Caron and Michelle gave us the low-down on what it’s like to …

6 Books That Will Help You Think Like a Web Designer

One of the most common areas that soapmakers DIY in their businesses is building their first website. While so many platforms promise you won’t need …

How to Use SEO Basics to Help People Discover Your Website

If you are jumping into creating (or improving) your business website, you have probably heard how important search engine optimization (SEO) is. But, you might …

What You Need to Get Started with Production Soapmaking

Since releasing¬†my guide to masterbatching and production efficiency, soapmakers often ask me about specific recommendations for production soapmaking when starting a soap business. The truth …

How to Use Website Tests to See Your Website Like Your Visitors

One of the hardest truths to grasp for small business owners when it comes to websites is this ain’t about you! Instead, your focus should …

How to Create a Website Your Perfect Customer Will Love

It may sound simplistic, but our first piece of advice when it comes to websites is, have one! Without fail, people will ask about social …

How to Know If You Need a New Website for Your Soap Business

Does your current website actually work for your soap business? If not, is it time to scrap it and start over with a new website? …

How to Stay Inspired & Competitive: An Interview with Charlene Simon

As an Arkansas girl myself, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the city of Hot Springs, walking Bathhouse Row, popping into gift shops, …