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Making Money Selling Soap

Find Out How Sweat (and Sex) Inspired a Successful Soap Biz

What happens when your sweaty ass boyfriend comes home from jiu-jitsu and wants to get it on? If you’re like most women, you make that stinky man hop in the shower before laying a finger on you. But you’re not. You’re a soapmaker. And so is Carina, the badass brains behind today’s Soapmaker to Moneymaker graduate feature. Carina’s boyfriend made this move. And she made hers: deciding to launch a soap company specifically for sweaty people. And when she did the market research, she narrowed in on athletic women, because surprise – sweaty men have plenty of options custom tailored

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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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What is the Best Camera for Product Photos?

In today’s world, owning a business that sells products usually means selling products online. But your customers can’t snag your goodies from their screen to

4 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Essential Oils

Essential oils are a pricey investment for any soap and cosmetic formulator. It’s one of the biggest complaints we see among makers who first tackle …

How to Raise Your Prices and Delight Your Customers (At The Same Time)

Many years ago, I started selling my handmade soap at craft shows and farmers markets for five dollars a bar. Like many soapmakers, I wasn’t …

Helping Soapmakers Affected by Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday, and set records for the amount of rainfall in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana. If you missed it, here’s …

Tutorial: Fresh Turmeric and Almond Milk Soap Recipe

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than trying new ingredients. So, when I spotted fresh turmeric at my local Fresh Market store, I knew …

Should You Make the Switch to an Instagram Business Account?

In 2016, Instagram announced the ability to transform personal accounts into business accounts. This lets users to grab hold of new features, like statistics, quick …

Announcing the New Owner of Gratitude Soapery (2017)

The last time I made this announcement, I never thought I would be doing it again! After three fabulous years of managing Gratitude Soapery, Preston …

Announcing the Finalists for the second Give Gratitude Campaign!

In 2014, I turned my full attention to Modern Soapmaking and placed my soap company, Gratitude Soapery, in the hands of Preston and Tyler, the winners of …

Sneak Peek Tutorial: Citrus Breeze Brine Soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife

A few months ago, I received an email from Jan Berry, the rockstar creator behind TheNerdyFarmWife.com, regarding her upcoming book. She wanted to be sure …