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Announcement of the Give Gratitude Finalists! news and updates

Seventy-six fabulous people submitted applications to Give Gratitude, and I spent a grand total of two days selecting the finalists. On the first pass, I moved potential finalists to another...

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Why You Absolutely Need Insurance Before You Sell a Single Bar of Soap starting a soap business

Some of the most common questions I get via my contact form here on Modern Soapmaking are:

  • Why do I need insurance to sell my soap?
  • Do I really need insurance before I start my soap...
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DIY Design: What's the difference between RGB and CMYK? branding your business starting a soap business

If you choose to DIY your design or hire a graphic designer, you might be a little confused about print and web specifications.

When it comes to design, there are many different color...

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Taking Your Own Headshots Until You Can Hook Up with a Pro branding your business promoting your products starting a soap business

I am terrified of the camera, I'd much rather be behind it than in front of it. Plus, just like all of my lovely readers, I'm very much so in bootstrap mode of business.

I have professional photos...

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Tutorial: Exfoliating Natural Ombré Soap (ISC) soap recipes and tutorials

It's time for another Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial!

Cynthia from Five Golden Apples was one of the lucky receivers of the fifteen ISC kits, and made this gorgeous...

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Video: Rainbow Soap with Petal Technique soap recipes and tutorials

Over the weekend, I was playing around with a cake design technique that I've been wanting to translate to soap. I do this a lot with techniques - baking and soaping go hand in hand!

One of my...

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Interview: Suds Up with Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Soap Queen, and More! soapmaker success stories starting a soap business

I absolutely love doing the interview series here on Modern Soapmaking, but today is the day for one of my favorites of all time!

This fab soaper has been an inspiration and mentor to me over...

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How to Make a No-Leak PVC Pipe Soap Mold (on the Cheap!) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials
Guest post alert! This fab post is brought to you by Akeylah from Halcyon Bath. Check out her bio at the bottom! Have some super soapy wisdom you want to share with Modern Soapmaking's...
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Tutorial: Layered Modified Mantra Rainbow Soap (ISC) soap recipes and tutorials

It's time for the first Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial! Hurray!

Kellyann from Tranquility Bay Bath was one of the lucky receivers of the fifteen ISC kits, and made this stunning tiger stripe...

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Tutorial: Lemon Zest + Blueberry Yogurt Soap Recipe soap recipes and tutorials

You know what happens when you accidentally buy twice the amount of yogurt you normally do? You make soap, of course. (Okay, I guess you could eat it, but bah!)

Inspired by a recent foray into...

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Tutorial: Blackjack Tuxedo Anise and Mint Salt Soap soap recipes and tutorials

Summer is here, and that means it's time to start using my favorite soap type ever: salt soap! I'm a huge fan of salt soaps. They gently exfoliate and feeling amazingly smooth and creamy in use.

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How to Fix it When You Screw Up starting a soap business

There's one thing I can promise you about being in biz for yourself. I'd sign a guarantee on it, in blood. I swear.

You are going to drop the ball.

At least once. Probably more than once. And...

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