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How I Started Making Big Batch Hot Process Soap guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Molly.

I love to hear stories from other soapmakers about how they started their businesses, and what the turning points were that made a big difference in their...

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How to Make Hybrid Soaps Successfully (Mixing Melt and Pour with Cold Process Soap) guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Sharon.

Have you ever wanted to combine cold process soap with melt and pour soap for a stunning hybrid soap? If you want to attract attention online, or...

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How to Better Understand SoapCalc's Soap Quality Numbers soap science and info

A lot of soapmakers start formulating on their own based on SoapCalc's soap quality numbers, even though they are surrounded by mystery. Most soapmakers aren't exactly sure where the...

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Critical Safety Measures Every Smart Soapmaker Should Know soap science and info

When many soapmakers first start out, they don't give much thought to how to make handmade soap safely. And when they do, their efforts are typically focused on the caustic nature of lye, and...

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How to Efficiently Create a Masterbatch of Oils for Soapmaking in Soapmaker 3 soap science and info

When I originally wrote Efficiency in Scaling: Introduction to Masterbatching, available exclusively to Next Level members, Soapmaker 3 didn't have a lot of the great features it does now, so the...

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10 Simple Tips & Tricks for Smoothly Swirling Hot Process Soap guest contributors soap science and info

The most common misconception I hear about hot process soap is that they are "rustic" - I am pretty sure that means plain, simple and a little boring!

While I appreciate the elegance of...

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Using Hot Process Soapmaking for Production Soaping guest contributors soap science and info

This article comes to you courtesy of Molly.

Like many of you, I learned how to make soap using the cold process method. My soap story actually started with a large jar of coconut oil that I wanted...

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10 Surprising Facts About My Soapmaking History & Philosophy soap science and info

When I teach soapmaking classes and workshops, I always share little tidbits about my soapmaking that surprise students because they don't tend to follow the norm for soapmakers. I like to share...

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Updated: Lather Lovers Additive Tests, One Year Later! soap science and info

In 2012, I participated in the Lather Lover's Additive Testing swap on the Dish Forum, hosted by the fabulous Shannon of Scenter Square. I kept the samples from the testing for a couple years...

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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.

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