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An Overview of the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015, S. 1014 news and updates starting a soap business

As luck would have it, a new bill was introduced during my move to Arizona from Missouri while I was completely missing in action! On April 20, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

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Tutorial: All Natural Cucumber And Yogurt Soap guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post is brought to you courtesy of Veronica.

I've been dabbling in a few all natural soaps lately. Say it isn't so! I can hear you crying, but it's true. I have. I have some regular customers...

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That One Time I Didn't Die On A Cruise Ship (#IndieCruise 2015) news and updates starting a soap business

Freedom of the Seas, the cruise ship we were on, hanging out in the Bahamas while we enjoyed the beach

I promise, I'm not being dramatic. But a little background story would probably be...

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What Fatty Acid Profiles in Soapmaking Are the Most Popular? soap science and info

Back when I wrote how to create the absolutely best soap recipe ever, I had no idea the post would become so popular.

My biggest piece of advice in that article, however, is to learn your...

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Tutorial: Brilliant Plumeria Soap (In-The-Pot Swirl Using an Accelerating Fragrance) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post comes to you courtesy of Veronica!

Have you ever wanted to do a complicated swirl with an accelerating fragrance? Me too, all the time.

I've found the best way to do this is with an...

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What Method of Soapmaking is Right for You? soap science and info

I recently received an inquiry from a lovely reader (I'm waving if you are reading this, PM!) about what method of soapmaking is the best one to get started with. And as all my perfectly amazing...

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Getting Alternative Funding for Your Soap Company making money selling soap starting a soap business

One of the most common emails I get in my inbox is along the lines of "I have $50, how do I start my business?" or "I can't afford the bigger soap molds I need to increase production, help!"...

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Welcoming a New Addition to Modern Soapmaking: Meet Veronica news and updates

With the upcoming massively huge lifestyle change I'm making, I've come to the harsh (but absolutely honest) realization that I won't be able to bring as many soapmaking tutorials and recipes to...

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Tutorial: Rainbow Ombré Soap with Bramble Berry's LabColors soap recipes and tutorials

I've been wanting to harness the powers of bleeding soap colorants for sometime now, so I decided to snag myself a set of Bramble Berry's LabColors to create a stunning rainbow ombré soap.

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It's the End of the Central Soapers Workshop (Here's Why) news and updates

I've been stewing on a major decision... And I'm finally ready to share... Oh my.

(Before we get to that, here's your earworm. Yum, REM.)

In 2012, I was a little cranky about all the soapy...

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#FM2UReads: In February, Love is in the Air - or is it? news and updates starting a soap business

Throughout 2015, I'm giving away my favorite books that have helped shape me as an entrepreneur. One lucky duck snagged REWORK in January (which I highly recommend if you missed it!), so let's hit...

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Everything's Better in Cali (New Soapmaking Classes + eBook Retail Partner!) news and updates

You may or may not know it, but I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, even though I currently call Kansas City, MO home... there's something about the west coast that is always calling my name!

In...

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