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4 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Essential Oils guest contributors soap science and info

This post is brought to you courtesy of Kacie.

Essential oils are a pricey investment for any soap and cosmetic formulator. It's one of the biggest complaints we see among makers who first tackle...

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How to Raise Your Prices and Delight Your Customers (At The Same Time) branding your business making money selling soap

Many years ago, I started selling my handmade soap at craft shows and farmers markets for five dollars a bar. Like many soapmakers, I wasn't sure how to price my products.

I relied too heavily on...

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Helping Soapmakers Affected by Harvey news and updates

Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday, and set records for the amount of rainfall in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana.

If you missed it, here's a brief summary of what has happened. And...

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Tutorial: Fresh Turmeric and Almond Milk Soap Recipe guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial is brought to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher.

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than trying new ingredients. So, when I spotted fresh turmeric at my local Fresh Market...

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Should You Make the Switch to an Instagram Business Account? promoting your products

In 2016, Instagram announced the ability to transform personal accounts into business accounts. This lets users to grab hold of new features, like statistics, quick contact information, and ...

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Announcing the New Owner of Gratitude Soapery (2017) news and updates

The last time I made this announcement, I never thought I would be doing it again!

After three fabulous years of managing Gratitude Soapery, Preston & Tyler have decided to move their lives...

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Sneak Peek Tutorial: Citrus Breeze Brine Soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

A few months ago, I received an email from Jan Berry, the rockstar creator behind TheNerdyFarmWife.com, regarding her upcoming book. She wanted to be sure she credited me with the creation of the ...

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Tutorial: Fresh Peaches and Cream Soap Recipe with Coconut Cream and Peach Puree guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher.

Is there anything more classic and pure than peaches and cream? Consider this peaches and cream soap recipe a twist on the classic!! Instead...

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Welcoming a New Addition to Modern Soapmaking: Meet Stephanie news and updates

Back in March, I put out the call for applications for the perfect Community Coordinator to join the Modern Soapmaking team. This was a unique position in that the person needed advanced soapmaking...

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How To Choose The Best Name for Your Soap Business branding your business starting a soap business

Over the last week, I've spoken to no less than a dozen soapmakers who were held up in the process of starting their soap business because they couldn't choose a soap business name! Many of these...

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How to pH Test Soap the Right Way & Why It Matters! soap science and info

One of the common questions that come up on Modern Soapmaking, especially in hot process tutorials and liquid soapmaking tutorials, is how to pH test handmade soap. It's easy to understand why when...

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