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Tutorial: Triple ITPS Lavender Soap Recipe guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Izza.

When it comes to cold process soap making, I have a deep passion for all things swirl and I just can’t resist the “in the pot swirl” ...

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Tutorial: Layered Basil Tomato Soap Recipe (Using Food in Soap) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial is brought to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher.

There is nothing more exciting than going to a farmer's market in summertime. So many amazing fruits and vegetables are available and at...

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How to Efficiently Create a Masterbatch of Oils for Soapmaking in Soapmaker 3 soap science and info

When I originally wrote Efficiency in Scaling: Introduction to Masterbatching, available exclusively to Next Level members, Soapmaker 3 didn't have a lot of the great features it does now, so the...

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The Latest Soap Design Techniques are Beautiful, But Are They Worth It? starting a soap business

A lot of folks found Modern Soapmaking through one of my tutorials or YouTube videos, and that's fabulous - really, it is! I love playing with new soap design techniques and of course,...

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10 Simple Tips & Tricks for Smoothly Swirling Hot Process Soap guest contributors soap science and info

The most common misconception I hear about hot process soap is that they are "rustic" - I am pretty sure that means plain, simple and a little boring!

While I appreciate the elegance of...

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What to Do When You Attract a Herd of Copycats: Dealing with Imitation & Theft starting a soap business

You know that good ole phrase? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? It doesn't stop it from being downright annoying, does it?

One of the most common issues that crop up in the...

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Ready to Outsource Your Bookkeeping? Here's What You Need to Know making money selling soap

I'm constantly recommending that other folks outsource the parts of their businesses that they aren't the best at, and for a lot of soapmakers, that's bookkeeping! So, today, we're diving into...

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A Hot Process Soap Tutorial: How to Hot Process Soap in a Crockpot guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post is brought to you courtesy of Molly.

When I first started making hot process soap, I searched high and low for a definitive set of steps, like a recipe, that would ensure my hot...

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Getting Started with Bookkeeping for Handmade Businesses making money selling soap

Over a year and a half ago, I was tearing my hair out over the mess of bookkeeping records I had kept in Wave Apps for my first year in business with Modern Soapmaking. After staring blankly at my...

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It's not enough to be "not racist."

We must do better.

We must be actively anti-racist in our professional and personal lives to change how society works. Black soapmakers, Indigenuous soapmakers, and soapmakers of color deserve an equal opportunity to live freely, make money, and follow their dreams. Read our anti-racism pledge, see what we are doing, & find out how you can join us in closing the gap.

Learn more about our commitment to anti-racism in business.