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Interview with Corey of Willow and Honey, Featured Soapmaker & Biz Owner soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

One of my favorite things about soapmakers is that they come to soapmaking with so many different backgrounds and experiences. Today, I wanted to chat with Corey, a talented soapmaker who is taking...

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How to Deal With Other People's Feedback and Opinions in Business starting a soap business

One of the hardest things to do when you start putting you and your business out there is to handle reviews, feedback, opinions from other people without gallons of wine or a few tears. Scratch...

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Why It's Important to Keep Your Email Subscriber List Clean (& How to Do a Little Housekeeping) promoting your products

When I talk about using email marketing to capture new customers and build relationships with your customer base, I find that a lot of soapmakers are unaware that they should be cleaning up their...

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Being a Mompreneur: Why You Can't Do It All (& How to Do What You Can) starting a soap business

One of my favorite indie perfumists of many years announced yesterday that she would not be returning from her hiatus, so she could focus on raising her baby girl. Meredith acknowledged...

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The Struggle is Real: What to Do When You Don't Feel Like Doing Anything starting a soap business

As an entrepreneur, we all have those times where we don't feel like doing anything. Throw on the stresses of everyday life or a mental illness like depression or bipolar, and sometimes, you...

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My Favorite Cold Process Soap Design Technique: Gradient Layers soap recipes and tutorials

Cold process soaps with gradient layers feature an ombré color styling design that became a huge trend in 2012 in fashion, interior design, and beauty. They are, by far, my favorite design...

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How to Extend the Shelf Life of Base Oils for Soapmaking soap science and info

A couple months ago, I was asked how to extend the shelf life of base oils for soapmaking. Since I realized I haven't ever written about it here on Modern Soapmaking, I made a mental note to...

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Tutorial: Neem Soap with Rosehip & Evening Primrose soap recipes and tutorials

My two favorite facial soap formulas are activated charcoal and tea tree facial soap and neem soap. Everyone and their dog's uncle has an activated charcoal and tea tree soap recipe out there, so I...

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Six Business Lessons My Six Year Old Helps Me Remember starting a soap business

It's not often that I get personal about my family here on Modern Soapmaking. Some of my little soapy tribe knows that I'm a mother of three (soon to be four) daughters - a six year old, a...

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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.

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