Best Handmade Soap Blog Winners Announced

I want to start by saying that for being a relatively small industry of handmade soap makers, we have some highly talented bloggers! There were some really, and I mean, REALLY tight races in a couple of the categories. I am so blessed to be part of such a wonderful and sharing community.

Here are the results you’ve been waiting for:

Category 1: Best Photography – Naiad Soap Arts
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Category 2: Best Soap Reviews – Cocobong Soaps
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Category 3: Best Soap Showcases – Cocobong Soaps
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Category 4: Best Information on Making Cold/Hot Processed Soaps – Soap and the Finer Things in Life
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Category 5: Best Information on Making Melt & Pour Soaps – Soap and the Finer Things in Life
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Category 6: Best Overall Content – The Soap Bar
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Congratulations to the winners – I have contacted them and given them award badges to display on their blogs if they choose to do so (if you didn’t get an email from me, please let me know)! Huge thanks to everyone who nominated their favorite blogs and voted in the final poll!! I’m very excited about the new blogs that have been recently “discovered” as a result of this event. I hope we can do this again next year! Please leave your comments about the experience and any suggestions you might have for next time. For example, I had one suggestion to add the category “Best New Soap Blog” which I thought was an excellent idea. I’m open to other ideas as well, so please let me know your thoughts!

Just a Few More Voting Hours

oscars3 Just a Few More Voting HoursVoting for the Best Handmade Soap Blog Awards will be closing this evening at 10pm CST. Please visit this post to place your votes.

I hope you have found some great new blogs in this process, because I know I sure have! Huge thanks to everyone who has already voted – as of this moment, that would be 178 of you! I am so excited to be able to share the winners with you tomorrow. Until then…have a wonderful evening!

Vote For Your Favorite Handmade Soap Blogs

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It's Time to Vote!

The nominations are in, and the poll has been made. I have removed this blog from the nominations, because while I appreciate the good word, I feel that it’s my award to give, not to receive. I’ve added my own nominations as well.

Here are the blogs that have been nominated in each category, listed in alphabetical order. They are linked to their location so that you may visit them and make your choices. (There was no way to create links inside the poll.)

Best Photography
Between Friends
Cocobong Soaps
Future Primitive
Inner Earth Soaps
Naiad Soap Arts
Simply Soap
Soaperstar
The Soap Bar

Best Soap Reviews
Cocobong Soaps
The Soap Bar

Best Soap Showcases
Cocobong Soaps
Soap is Beautiful
Soaperstar
The Soap Bar

Best Information about Making Cold/Hot Processed Soaps
Artisan Soaps
Cocobong Soaps
El Sapone
Jenora Soaps
Lovin Soap
NaKIN
Soap and the Finer Things in Life
Soap Sister

Best Information about Making Melt & Pour Soaps
Soap and the Finer Things in Life
Soapylove Daily Ditties

Best Overall Content
Adventures with the Sage
GCDSpa Stuff
Inner Earth Soaps
NaKIN
Simply Soap
Soap City
Soaperstar
The Arty Soaper
The Soap Bar

The poll is now closed.

Best Handmade Soap Blogs – Taking Nominations

oscars1 Best Handmade Soap Blogs   Taking NominationsWith the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just announced recently, I would like to create a similar extravaganza honoring handmade soap bloggers! There are lots of great handmade soap blogs out there, and I would like to gather them up here and showcase the best ones. No prize involved, just the satisfaction of being the best, and having your blog promoted on all my social media channels. I currently follow about 40 soap blogs, and have my own favorites, but I’d like to hear about yours because I’m sure there are more! This will be a great way to network and share information, so let’s get started!

Here are the categories for the nominations:

Best Photography
Best Soap Reviews
Best Soap Showcases
Best Information about Making Cold/Hot Processed Soaps
Best Information about Making Melt & Pour Soaps
Best Overall Content

How it works:
You may nominate your own blog or someone else’s in as many categories as you wish. I will gather up the nominations and create a poll to discover the winners. Use the comment section for your nominations (all nominations from a single person can be entered into one comment). You may also nominate anonymously if you like – just write “Anonymous” instead of your name. Remember this is for the best bloggers – not necessarily the best soapmakers, although they may be one and the same. Comments will close on Friday, March 4th at 10pm CST. Feel free to share this post around Facebook and Twitter. Let’s have some fun!

Nominations are now closed.