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Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid soap recipes and tutorials

Last year, Veronica shared her palm-free shaving soap recipe, and it's been quite the hit! However, a lot of soapmakers have been requesting two modifications:

  • A wet shaving soap formula with palm...
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How to Replace an Oil in a Soap Recipe Accurately soap science and info

One of the most common questions I get here on Modern Soapmaking is how to replace an oil in a soap recipe. I know and understand that not everyone uses or stocks the same oils in their soapmaking...

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Review: Soap Bar Lounge Soap Dish (Made in the USA Soap Dish to Sell with Your Soaps!) guest contributors starting a soap business

This post is brought to you courtesy of Izza.

Soap dishes may seem like a small detail, but when you are soap maker who has artfully designed your recipe, you wouldn't want your soap...

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Tutorial: Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap with Berries & Cream guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher. 

If you have been making soap for any amount of time, you have either heard of or used a fragrance oil called Black Raspberry Vanilla....

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How I Started Making Big Batch Hot Process Soap guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Molly.

I love to hear stories from other soapmakers about how they started their businesses, and what the turning points were that made a big difference in their...

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How to Make Hybrid Soaps Successfully (Mixing Melt and Pour with Cold Process Soap) guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Sharon.

Have you ever wanted to combine cold process soap with melt and pour soap for a stunning hybrid soap? If you want to attract attention online, or...

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Tutorial: DIY Silicone Soap Mold for Novelty Soaps (+ How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Seashells) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post is brought to you courtesy of Ariane.

Since I live on an island surrounded by 300 kilometers of white sand beaches, I love to go shell hunting with my kiddos.

My customers...

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How to Better Understand SoapCalc's Soap Quality Numbers soap science and info

A lot of soapmakers start formulating on their own based on SoapCalc's soap quality numbers, even though they are surrounded by mystery. Most soapmakers aren't exactly sure where the...

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Critical Safety Measures Every Smart Soapmaker Should Know soap science and info

When many soapmakers first start out, they don't give much thought to how to make handmade soap safely. And when they do, their efforts are typically focused on the caustic nature of lye, and...

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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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