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12 Tips to Help Spruce Up Your Website for the Holidays branding your business promoting your products starting a soap business

With the holiday season upon us, there are plenty of things to do as a soapmaker. Between prepping for craft shows, filling orders, and nailing holiday promotions, one big part of your...

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Why No One is Too Small to Follow the Labeling Rules & Cosmetics Regulations starting a soap business

In discussions about the rules and regulations around selling handmade bath and body products in Facebook groups and soapmaking forums, I see it time and time again. Usually, someone asks for...

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25+ Holiday Blog Post Ideas for Handmade Soap & Cosmetics Businesses promoting your products

Whenever I talk about or teach about blogging for business, the big question is always, always, always...

What do I write about? I don't know what I should post.

The holiday season gives...

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Recommended Cosmetics Industry Publications for Indie Business Owners starting a soap business

Soapmakers tend to live in their own little worlds, getting immersed in the latest tutorials and experiments by other soapmakers, as well as blog posts by niche industry writers (like me!...

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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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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.