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Shipping Handmade Soap, Cosmetics, & Other Bath Goodies branding your business starting a soap business

One of the scariest parts of opening a soap company tends to be the huge task of shipping handmade soap and cosmetics, but it doesn't need to be this way!

While shipping may seem complicated, if...

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Interview with Julia of Thesis Beauty, Featured American Made Finalist soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

It's that time of year again!

Fall... pumpkin spice everything, the impending doom of the busy holiday season, and of course, the Martha Stewart's American Made competition!

American Made is...

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Giving Back: Helping Another Soapmaker Over a Major Hurdle news and updates

A year ago, a lovely soapmaker named Trisha Magistro braved through an incredibly difficult time: almost losing her life to a serious and life-threatening medical condition. She...

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Avoiding Fraudulent Orders & Scams That Target Handmade Soapmakers starting a soap business

You've worked hard setting up your shop, taking photos of your products, writing stellar product descriptions, and filling the orders as they trickle in to your new business. And then it happens!...

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Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade news and updates starting a soap business

A few months ago (seriously, like in June...), Hunting Handmade approached me and asked if I would be interested in sharing their new ebook called The Art of Audience Building for Etsy...

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5 Social Media Mistakes Soapmakers Are Making (And How to Fix Them) promoting your products

If you are a soapmaker in biz, chances are you have a decent social media presence. Most likely, a Facebook page, and then maybe, a Twitter account, or a Pinterest account, or Instagram photo...

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Soap Business starting a soap business

I've been asked a lot for advice about how to start a soap business. (Duh, that's why I'm here!) So I decided to round up the most common bits and pieces of advice I've given over the years into...

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How to Make The Best Wet Shaving Soap (Recipe Included) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post comes to your courtesy of Veronica.

Shaving soap. It's a big deal in the world of wet shavers, and now, having made it, I can see why.

I ran into some issues when I first started to...

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Join Jo: Using Natural Colorants in Soap with Your Lye Solution guest contributors soap science and info

One of my favorite ways to use botanicals in soap is to make soap with the plant colorant directly in the lye solution!

Madder (Rubia tinctorum), indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria), and manjistha (Rubia...

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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.