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  • All About Water Discounts

    I first mentioned water discounts last week. It’s considered an advanced technique for soap makers but today I’m going to do my best to explain and...
  • Making Carrot Soap with Real Carrots

    This week I’d like to share how you can add a vegetable puree to your soap. When I was a beginner soap maker and I first heard of adding vegetable ...
  • Making Salt Bars

    Usually when people start making natural soap at home it’s to help themselves or a family member with a skin condition. Salt bars are usually the g...
  • 3 Ways to Help Your Soap Harden in the Mold

    When we make recipes with a high content of soft oils we’ll find it can be really hard to remove the soap from the mold.  I’ve experienced this mul...
  • Make Your Own Oil Infusion - Part 2

    Last week’s article was about creating an herb or flower infusion that involved months of waiting time. But what if you wanted to try an herb infus...
  • Make Your Own Oil Infusion - Part 1

     Many herbs have skin loving qualities, and that’s why as soap makers we add them to our soap. They also give a lovely touch to the overall look an...
  • Peaks and Layers - 2nd (and 3rd) Try

    I really wanted to nail this technique, but it looks like it's going to take a few more tries. I tried the soap peaks and layers 2 more times. Both...
  • Peaks and Layers - First Try!

    I’ve been wanting to try this soap technique for a while now.. Well it actually involves 2 techniques.  It involves creating different shades of th...
  • Using Mica In Your Soap

    Using Mica is a fun way to add color and personality to your soap… I love seeing the beautiful colors soap makers can make with mica.  My favorite ...
  • Using Titanium Dioxide in Your Soap

    Titanium Dioxide (TD) is a pigment used in soap making to turn soap into the color white.  This is especially useful if you are soaping with oils t...
  • Clove Soap Recipe

    Clove Soap Recipe   My aunt called me and asked me to make her some clove soap.  She said she received a gift of Clove soaps and she loved it. I ac...
  • Selling Your Soap on a Website Vs. Selling Your Soap on Instagram

    Instagram Page Vs. Website   Maybe you’re starting to think about selling your soap and you’re wondering if you should do it on Instagram or develo...