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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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How to Extend the Shelf Life of Base Oils for Soapmaking soap science and info

A couple months ago, I was asked how to extend the shelf life of base oils for soapmaking. Since I realized I haven't ever written about it here on Modern Soapmaking, I made a mental note to...

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The Best Ways to Control Trace When You Make Cold Process Soap soap science and info

Every time I work with soapmakers, I find that a large number of them allow the soapmaking process to control them rather than taking control of the process themselves. This usually manifests in...

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Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends for Soapmaking soap science and info

My most popular eBook is definitely my fifty essential oil blends compilation, and I totally get wanting blends that are tried, true, and tested for use in soapmaking. However, it's not as...

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How to Find the Best Essential Oil Suppliers (& Who to Avoid) soap science and info

Curious about where you can find quality essential oils to get started on using natural fragrances in your soapmaking and bath and body products? I've got you covered! Here's how to find the best...

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Using Essential Oils Safely When Formulating Bath and Body Products soap science and info

I'm a big old safety nerd, and students are always happy to find sections on safety in my soapmaking and formulating classes. Since I'm currently in the middle of writing a whole series about using...

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What You Need to Know About Using Essential Oils When You Make Soap soap science and info

Every week or so, I receive an email with a question about using essential oils in soapmaking and it's high time I round them up into a blog post for the whole Modern Soapmaking tribe! (Don't miss...

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How to Stop Guessing at the Essential Oil Usage Rate When You Make Soap soap science and info

Now that I've dished on my top ten recommended essential oils for soapmaking, I want to dig into the age old question of:

How do I figure out the usage rate of XYZ essential oil? How much...

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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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