My Top 5 Takeaways from the HSCG Conference

My Top 5 Takeaways from the HSCG Conference

The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild held their 20th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia last week. I’ve been making soap since 2002, been a member of Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild for nearly six years, and this was my first […]

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Round Soap Mold Using Poly Tubing

Round Soap Mold Using Poly Tubing

Here’s an efficient way to make large batches of round soaps. I posted several years ago about how I use poly tubing to create my shampoo bars. Denise Casperson in British Columbia, Canada took my idea a step further and […]

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How to Use Indigo to Color Cold Process Soap

How to Use Indigo to Color Cold Process Soap

If you’ve ever tried to use indigo to color your cold process soap and ended up with a nasty gray – or worse yet, no color at all – this post is for you! I’ve been there too, which is […]

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Scam Alert!

Last night I received an email from a guy named Tom Clarkson that said, “Have the ingredients changed in your Soap? I have used your brand for quite sometime now and have never had a issue. The bar is kept […]

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Central Soaper’s Workshop 2015

I can’t believe this was the LAST ONE. Central Soaper’s Workshop was founded by Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking three years ago, and last weekend was the third and final Workshop. (Insert sad face here!) We had an amazing line-up […]

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Central Soapers Workshop: What Soapmakers Live For!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Central Soapers Workshop, brainchild of Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking, and one of my favorite soapmaking friends. I am so blessed to live about six miles from the […]

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Master-batching Soap Oils

If you aren’t a soapmaker, please feel free to scroll to the bottom of the post to see the pretty soaps I made this week! For those who care, I finally got my act together and master-batched some oils! I […]

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Central Soaper’s Workshop – Let’s Meet IRL!!

Have you heard about the Central Soaper’s Workshop (soapmaker’s gathering to talk shop and learn more about soap) on March 9-10, 2013? Several regions have their own little conferences and Kenna of Amathia Soapworks decided it was time to put […]

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DOS caused by…glitter?

I’ll say it up front: this post is more for soapmakers. Everyone else is welcome to read and learn more about the elusive phenomenon that can show up in handmade soap that we refer to as DOS. DOS (dreaded orange […]

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Natural Vanilla – Does it hold up in CP soap?

I have to ask because I don’t know the answer yet. I got my Vanille EO blend from Essential Oil University on Monday (which is no longer in business), and the only thing I’ve been confident enough to use it […]

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