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8 Awesome Soap Techniques! (See How to Do Them) soap recipes and tutorials

Most soapmaking design techniques are combinations of basic techniques, including layering and manipulation of the layers. Once you master controlling your formula rather than letting it...

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Soap Company with a Partner (Spouse, Sibling, Friend, etc.) starting a soap business

They say two heads are better than one, but in business, is that really true?

It's extremely common for soapmakers to consider starting a soap company with a partner - whether it's a...

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How to Get the Most Out of Soapmaking Facebook Groups promoting your products starting a soap business

The internet moves at lightning speed, and the ways to keep up to date and in tune with the soapmaking community rapidly changes. For a couple years now, soapmaking Facebook groups have...

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Productivity & Planning Picks for 2016: Planners, Workbooks, and More starting a soap business

The new year is right around the corner, and it's that time of year again: highlighting my favorite productivity & planning picks for 2016!

This year, I found a planner that I think would...

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Modern Soapmaking's Highlights of the Year (2015) news and updates

Every year, I dedicate December to reflecting on the year and planning the next year. It's been a year of growth, challenges, and changes for me and Modern Soapmaking.

As we wrap up 2015,...

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Interview with Caron & Michelle of Two Blooms Design Studio soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

One of my favorite things about being an Indie Business Network member is connecting with other indie brands through the events (like the recent blog challenge) and Facebook group. I couldn't tell...

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5 Lessons I Learned During the 30 Day Blogging Challenge promoting your products

I've taught scores of other soapmakers how to blog for their business, and Modern Soapmaking is hugely supported by my blogging efforts. It's always been an important part of my business, even...

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Statistically Speaking: How 30 Days of Blogging Changed My Website Traffic promoting your products

Since October 19th, I've been participating in 30 days of blogging, thanks to a challenge hosted by Indie Business Network in the Blog Your Brand Facebook group. I've missed previous challenges...

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Tutorial: Rosewater Soap with Rosehip & Jojoba Oils soap recipes and tutorials

Last spring, I collected tons of rose petals from our garden and made my own rosewater for skincare, including a toner and this lovely little rosewater soap. As I went through so much trouble to...

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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.