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How to Better Understand Water Discounts When You Make Soap soap science and info

One of the most common issues I run into with soapmakers is not understanding how the lye solution in soapmaking works. For instance, a soapmaker might take one of our recipes and incorrectly use...

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Tutorial: Rainbow Spin Swirl Soap Recipe + Video soap recipes and tutorials

I've had a ton of requests for more rainbow soaps, so I decided to get started with a simple spin swirl soap! This technique is one of my favorites in a slab because it's super easy and versatile....

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Tutorial: Modern Sandalwood Ombré Soap Recipe guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

The ombré trend is popular for good reason. It's timeless, a show stopper and looks so effortless, especially as a soap design. It is also a good way to see your colorant in action. I know I...

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Essential Oil Calculator Product Categories Explained (+ Updates) news and updates

It's been about a month and a half since the launch of the essential oil calculator,which means it's time for an update! 

Essential Oil Calculator Updates (December 2016)

Changes & Updates...

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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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Tutorial: Midnight Star Melt and Pour Soap Cake Recipe guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial is brought to you courtesy of Ariane.

In my shop, I always have a Cake of the Day soap sitting on the counter by the cash register. My regular clients love to come back weekly to...

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Simple Tips to Help You Create Successful Craft Show Booth Designs and Setups branding your business making money selling soap

One of the biggest things soapmakers agonize over when it comes to doing shows is how to setup a successful craft show booth. There's a lot of great and common advice out there about what tables to...

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6 Ways to Prevent Holiday Season Burnout and Stress starting a soap business

For most soap company owners, the holiday season is a double-edged sword. It's typically the largest sales season for a lot of small business owners, which means money - yay! On the other hand,...

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Tutorial: Fall Medley Soap with Homemade Apple Cider and Pumpkin Puree guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher.

Fall is here!! And with it comes all of the lovely foods and drinks and colors and scents. Why not incorporate fall into a soap? I couldn't...

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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.