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

An Update on Cosmetics Regulation Reform

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 be informed, get¬†involved, and make our voices heard. Below, I’ve outlined all the current instances of cosmetics regulation reform […]

The Best Soapmaking Supplier(s) in the Country

The Best Soapmaking Suppliers in the Country

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 soapmaking supplier by product category, plus the best soapmaking suppliers for¬†customer service, quality, shipping, and prices! I hope this list serves as […]

Vote for the Best Soapmaking Suppliers in the USA!

Over the last decade, soapmaking has become an easier craft to jump into thanks to the plethora of resources ¬†and supplies available! When I first started making soap, soapmakers often used crayons and fabric dye (gross!) to color their soap and expensive fragrances bought at retail stores to whip up their creations. The internet has […]

Modern Soapmaking’s Highlights of the Year (2015)

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, Modern Soapmaking nears in on it’s 2nd anniversary. When I set out to¬†create¬†Modern Soapmaking, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do […]

Announcing the Secret Soaper Biz Book Exchange!

Announcing the Secret Soaper Biz Book Exchange

I looooooove secret santa exchanges around the holidays, but I wanted to switch it up this year and do something a little different! Instead of swapping products, let’s swap a little biz knowledge! What is the Secret Soaper Biz Book Exchange? The Secret Soaper Exchange is to help spread a little biz knowledge around the […]

Giving Back: Helping Another Soapmaker Over a Major Hurdle

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 contracted necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria), and endured over twenty¬†surgeries to save her life. As is the¬†norm for soapmakers, many individuals from the community banded together to support […]

Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade

Review: The Art of Audience Building for Etsy Sellers by Hunting Handmade

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 Sellers.¬†As always, I was excited to bring new fresh content to Modern Soapmaking, and was happy to do so¬†– if I could read it first. […]

A Long Road to Idaho & Back: Soapers + Skoolies

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 school bus in Idaho on Craigslist last week, and spent this week getting ready¬†to go pick it up, travel to Idaho from Arizona, and […]

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

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 little bundle of joy is coming right at the right time… Donna Maria of Indie Business Network and Stacia Guzzo of […]