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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?

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Tutorial: Fresh Peaches and Cream Soap Recipe with Coconut Cream and Peach Puree

Is there anything more classic and pure than peaches and cream? Consider this peaches and cream soap recipe a twist on the classic!! Instead of …

Welcoming a New Addition to Modern Soapmaking: Meet Stephanie

Back in March, I put out the call for applications for the perfect Community Coordinator to join the Modern Soapmaking team. This was a unique …

How To Choose The Best Name for Your Soap Business

Over the last week, I’ve spoken to no less than a dozen soapmakers who were held up in the process of starting their soap business …

How to pH Test Soap the Right Way & Why It Matters!

One of the common questions that come up on Modern Soapmaking, especially in hot process tutorials and liquid soapmaking tutorials, is how to pH test …

Q+A with a CPA: Keeping Track of Your Inventory for Tax Purposes

This time of year, folks tend to ask a whole lotta questions about managing their inventory, what to count and what not to count, and …

Easy & Quick Tips for Making Liquid Soap Successfully

When soapmakers jump into making liquid soap, they often have trouble with the process because it’s quite different from bar soapmaking! Boundaries cannot be pushed in …

Tutorial: Natural Classic Lavender Soap Recipe

My mémère’s favorite is a bar of classic lavender soap and she relies on me to keep her stocked up! Even though I don’t sell …

Tutorial: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Soap Recipe

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and with it comes all of the sweets and treats! To celebrate the season, I’m sharing my take on a …