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The Great Move of 2015: Oh, Hey, Arizona! news and updates

So far, 2015 has been a total whirlwind! In January, I flew over to California and hosted my first soapmaking bootcamp at The Nova Studio. The bootcamp sold out in just a few short weeks, and I was...

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The Cosmetic Labeling Mistakes I Always Made (Are You Making Them, Too?) starting a soap business

Feminine Face & Body Soap Duo from the now defunct Amathia Soapworks which shows some common labeling mistakes!

Once upon a time, I worked freelance as a graphic designer, and my first...

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Tutorial: Goat's Milk, Honey and Avocado Oil Soap guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post comes to you courtesy of Veronica.

Everybody loves a goat's milk soap. With all the good press goat's milk has been getting lately, I figured it was time to venture into a few goat's milk...

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#FM2UReads: April Was On The Money news and updates

In honor of switching it up, I hosted April's #FM2UReads giveaway on Facebook while I was traveling from Missouri to Arizona ("The Great Move of 2015").

First up, what was April's amazingly...

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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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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.