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Giveaway: Getting Ready for an Awesome New Year! news and updates

For the last two years, I've rounded up my favorite planners and goal setting tools. Last year, I dished on my favorite planners for small biz owners right over here. And in 2015, I dished on...

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Behind the Scenes of Bringing the Essential Oil Blending Calculator to Life news and updates

For years, I've been wanting to put together an essential oil blending resource for the community, but couldn't manage to spend the time to create it myself. This past summer, I took a...

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A Complete Update on the Current Cosmetics Regulation Reform Efforts in the USA news and updates

Over the last couple years, there has been a rumbling in the walls of our legislative bodies when it comes to cosmetics regulation reform in the United States, and it's important for all of us to...

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The Best Soapmaking Supplier(s) in the Country news and updates soap science and info

A few weeks ago, I asked y'all to vote for your favorite soapmaking suppliers in the country and boy, did you respond! Almost a thousand soapmakers cast their votes! We narrowed down the best...

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Pure Soapmaking is the Perfect Companion for Natural Soapmakers (& I Want to Hand You a Copy!) news and updates soap science and info

When I found out Anne-Marie Faiola was working on a follow-up to her uber popular soapmaking book, Soapcrafting, I about died from excitement. 

I chatted with Anne-Marie about how the new book...

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Modern Soapmaking's Highlights of the Year (2015) news and updates

Every year, I dedicate December to reflecting on the year and planning the next year. It's been a year of growth, challenges, and changes for me and Modern Soapmaking.

As we wrap up 2015,...

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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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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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A Long Road to Idaho & Back: Soapers + Skoolies news and updates

As you've probably followed along with our little adventure, we've been looking for a school bus for a conversion project as a new home since we arrived in Arizona. We found a potential...

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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.