Welcome to www.lovinsoap.com!
Amanda Griffin, a Texas soapmaker, grew up a craft junkie and lover of all things DIY. As a small kid she remembers making and selling to neighbors all sorts of crafts including lace jewelry, tissue ghosts and handmade jewelry made out of the oddest things. With her mom and siblings, she’d made homemade play dough, melted crayon stained glass, pot holders and all sorts of things. Amanda’s serial craft addiction followed her into adulthood where she dabbled in sewing, knitting, paper crafts, painting…you name it! One day she saw melt and pour soap at the local craft store and decided to make some of it to sell at a church craft fair. She soon started researching more about soapmaking, found cold process soap and hasn’t looked back since.
“There’s something about soapmaking that is magical. Working with scents and aromas is a powerful thing. Scents can evoke memories and emotions in a person and I think that is part of the magic. I love the combination of chemistry and artistry. Soapmaking is an age-old journey that many have taken before us. I love teaching because I get to help students start their own journey.” -Amanda
Amanda got her teaching start by teaching classes for local soap/candle suppliers in Dallas at Green Leaf and Taylored Concepts (both now closed). She used to have a soap business selling soap online and at the local farmer’s market but soon gave that up as she much prefers teaching and blogging about soap at LovinSoap.com. Amanda now organizes her own classes and boot camps, teaches soapmaking classes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New York and at various workshops, conferences and intensives around the country. Amanda enjoys writing about soap on her blog, LovinSoap.com and is a guest blogger for a few industry blogs including SoapQueen.com. She also provides consultation to beauty business including help with product formulation, production, processes and marketing.
Here you’ll find all sorts of stuff on handmade soap and bath & body products including bubbly reviews, crafty interviews, tangy tutorials and more! Stick around, chime in, subscribe and let’s have a bubbly blast!
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Past Speaking Engagements
Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild – May 2013
New York Bath and Body University – 3 day workshop – March 2013
Central Soapers Workshop – 2 day workshop – March 2013
I gave two presentations including Formulating Advanced Soap Recipes and How to Pipe Cupcake Soap
Austin Texas Bootcamp – 2 day workshop – February 2013
NYC Soap University – 3 Day Bootcamp (Back Porch Soap/Marla Bosworth) – August 2012
Advanced Coloring and Designs including the Peacock Swirl, Hearts and Flowers and Landscape Design demos
Cupcakes and Specialty Drink Soaps including Cupcakes, Lattes and Salt Bar Smoothies demos
Texas Soapmaker’s Seminar – 2012
Basic Soapmaking Demo and The Peacock Swirl
Alabama Soap Meeting – 2012
Making Single Cavity Silicone Soap Molds and The Peacock Swirl