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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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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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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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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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Interview with Maia of Astrida Naturals, 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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Interview with Stacia of Handcrafted Honey Bee, 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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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.