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Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild: Finding Like-Minded Peers starting a soap business

Recently, I talked a little bit about why you need product liability insurance before you start selling or giving away your soap, and I just knew I needed to catch up with the Handcrafted Soap...

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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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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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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.