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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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What to Do When You Attract a Herd of Copycats: Dealing with Imitation & Theft starting a soap business

You know that good ole phrase? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? It doesn't stop it from being downright annoying, does it?

One of the most common issues that crop up in the...

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Ready to Outsource Your Bookkeeping? Here's What You Need to Know making money selling soap

I'm constantly recommending that other folks outsource the parts of their businesses that they aren't the best at, and for a lot of soapmakers, that's bookkeeping! So, today, we're diving into...

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A Hot Process Soap Tutorial: How to Hot Process Soap in a Crockpot guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post is brought to you courtesy of Molly.

When I first started making hot process soap, I searched high and low for a definitive set of steps, like a recipe, that would ensure my hot...

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Getting Started with Bookkeeping for Handmade Businesses making money selling soap

Over a year and a half ago, I was tearing my hair out over the mess of bookkeeping records I had kept in Wave Apps for my first year in business with Modern Soapmaking. After staring blankly at my...

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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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An Unfortunate Tale of Intellectual Property Theft: How to Protect Yourself starting a soap business

Intellectual property theft is a common and unfortunate issue that online business owners deal with, and many don't know how to handle it when they come across their content (whether it's images,...

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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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Tutorial: Spring Fling Layered Soap with Soap Shred Embeds soap recipes and tutorials

After creating Swatch Mania! and More Swatch Mania!, I had tons and tons of little sample swatches of solid colored soap. Naturally, I shredded them to bits using a Salad Shooter, and stored them...

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