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A Complete Update on the Current Cosmetics Regulation Reform Efforts in the USA news and updates

Over the last couple years, there has been a rumbling in the walls of our legislative bodies when it comes to cosmetics regulation reform in the United States, and it's important for all of us to...

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The Best Soapmaking Supplier(s) in the Country news and updates soap science and info

A few weeks ago, I asked y'all to vote for your favorite soapmaking suppliers in the country and boy, did you respond! Almost a thousand soapmakers cast their votes! We narrowed down the best...

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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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Modern Soapmaking's Highlights of the Year (2015) news and updates

Every year, I dedicate December to reflecting on the year and planning the next year. It's been a year of growth, challenges, and changes for me and Modern Soapmaking.

As we wrap up 2015,...

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Giving Back: Helping Another Soapmaker Over a Major Hurdle news and updates

A year ago, a lovely soapmaker named Trisha Magistro braved through an incredibly difficult time: almost losing her life to a serious and life-threatening medical condition. She...

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Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade news and updates starting a soap business

A few months ago (seriously, like in June...), Hunting Handmade approached me and asked if I would be interested in sharing their new ebook called The Art of Audience Building for Etsy...

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A Long Road to Idaho & Back: Soapers + Skoolies news and updates

As you've probably followed along with our little adventure, we've been looking for a school bus for a conversion project as a new home since we arrived in Arizona. We found a potential...

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Blog Your Brand: A 30 Day Challenge Is On The Table! news and updates

I must tell you, the reasons that I love being a member of Indie Business Network just grow by the day, week, month, and year! Recently, I've been hitting a bit of writer's block and this...

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The Great Move of 2015: Oh, Hey, Arizona! news and updates

So far, 2015 has been a total whirlwind! In January, I flew over to California and hosted my first soapmaking bootcamp at The Nova Studio. The bootcamp sold out in just a few short weeks, and I was...

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#FM2UReads: April Was On The Money news and updates

In honor of switching it up, I hosted April's #FM2UReads giveaway on Facebook while I was traveling from Missouri to Arizona ("The Great Move of 2015").

First up, what was April's amazingly...

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An Overview of the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015, S. 1014 news and updates starting a soap business

As luck would have it, a new bill was introduced during my move to Arizona from Missouri while I was completely missing in action! On April 20, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

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That One Time I Didn't Die On A Cruise Ship (#IndieCruise 2015) news and updates starting a soap business

Freedom of the Seas, the cruise ship we were on, hanging out in the Bahamas while we enjoyed the beach

I promise, I'm not being dramatic. But a little background story would probably be...

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