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Interview with Maria of Seagrape Bath + Body, Featured Soapmaker & Biz Owner soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

I'm always on the prowl to feature soapmakers who are making their way in the big ole world of small business. This week, I wanted to feature a soapmaker I came across on Instagram and have...

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The Best Ways to Control Trace When You Make Cold Process Soap soap science and info

Every time I work with soapmakers, I find that a large number of them allow the soapmaking process to control them rather than taking control of the process themselves. This usually manifests in...

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Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends for Soapmaking soap science and info

My most popular eBook is definitely my fifty essential oil blends compilation, and I totally get wanting blends that are tried, true, and tested for use in soapmaking. However, it's not as...

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How to Find the Best Essential Oil Suppliers (& Who to Avoid) soap science and info

Curious about where you can find quality essential oils to get started on using natural fragrances in your soapmaking and bath and body products? I've got you covered! Here's how to find the best...

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Using Essential Oils Safely When Formulating Bath and Body Products soap science and info

I'm a big old safety nerd, and students are always happy to find sections on safety in my soapmaking and formulating classes. Since I'm currently in the middle of writing a whole series about using...

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What You Need to Know About Using Essential Oils When You Make Soap soap science and info

Every week or so, I receive an email with a question about using essential oils in soapmaking and it's high time I round them up into a blog post for the whole Modern Soapmaking tribe! (Don't miss...

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How to Stop Guessing at the Essential Oil Usage Rate When You Make Soap soap science and info

Now that I've dished on my top ten recommended essential oils for soapmaking, I want to dig into the age old question of:

How do I figure out the usage rate of XYZ essential oil? How much...

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How to Know When You Are Ready to Start a Soap Company of Your Own starting a soap business

As a business coach in the handmade soap making industry, I get asked often about how long a soapmaker should wait before they start a soap company. It even comes up in our Facebook group often,...

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Kenna's Top Ten Essential Oils for Soapmaking & Starter Essential Oil Blends soap science and info

A few dozen fragrances houses make all of the soap-safe scent blends available on the market. Striking out on your own is one way to make your products stand out from the crowd. Since you've read...

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Tutorial: Spicy Lime Soap with French Green Clay, Nettle Leaf, & Comfrey Leaf soap recipes and tutorials

My husband has been requesting a soap that features some of his favorite scents: West Indies Bay, Dark Patchouli, and Mexican Lime. I decided to whip up an extremely simple palm-free formula...

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Interview with Teri of Infusion Breast Care Botanicals, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

This month, I'm following the adventures of four American Made finalists in the Beauty category, and getting up close and personal to see what we can learn from their business-building experiences....

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