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How to Use Content from the Web Legally branding your business promoting your products starting a soap business

Recently, I've had a few issues with copyright violation of Modern Soapmaking articles, eBooks (included exclusively in Next Level), etc. It made me realize that many people don't know if...

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Tutorial: Pouring Essential Oils (and Other Liquids) Without Spilling a Drop! soap recipes and tutorials

You know how it goes, you invest a ton of money into all kinds of fragrance oils and essential oils and are so excited to play. But the tricky part is pouring the essential oil or fragrance oil...

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Soap Challenges 2013: Rainbow Peacock Swirl Soap soap recipes and tutorials

After Amy's four weeks of soap challenges earlier this year, she realized she was on to something! After some brainstorming and planning, the Soap Challenge Club was born!

June is the first...

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Tutorial: Stamping Soap with a Custom Soap Stamp from LaserCutz soap recipes and tutorials

One of the major challenges I faced when I started offering a package-free option for my soap was retaining brand identity, and that was easily solved with a custom soap stamp. With a custom soap...

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Tutorial: Three Color Modified Mantra Swirl Soap soap recipes and tutorials

The mantra swirl is probably one of the oldest coloring techniques I know of, and is a classic soapmaking design (in my opinion!) It was one of the first designs I learned, and is one of my...

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Tutorial: Defying the Rules of Soapmaking (100% Coconut Oil Soap) soap recipes and tutorials

There are a lot of "rules" of soap making that get spread around like wildfire, and for the most part, they are true...

But not always! 100% coconut oil soap defies not one, not two, but...

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Tutorial: Shining up Cold Process Soap (How to Get Rid of Ash on Soap) soap recipes and tutorials

One common issue among soapmakers is soda ash, which happens during the initial saponification process and sometimes, throughout the curing period. Soda Ash is caused primarily by any free sodium...

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Soap Challenges 2013: Tiger Stripe Soap, Week One soap recipes and tutorials

Amy at Great Cakes Soapworks has started up her Soap Challenges again this year! Last year, I was too busy to participate, but I promised myself I would try to get in on it this go around.

When Amy...

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Lather Lovers: Additive Testing soap science and info

The biggest part of soapmaking that I enjoy is formulating and testing. Trying different formulas, additives, fragrances, and colorants add up to a lot of testing over the years.

Last year, I...

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