About Amanda Gail

I am a soapmaker, author and blogger! I started blogging in 2008, sharing soap recipes, design tutorials and publishing articles on various topics of soapmaking. I LOVE sharing my knowledge with our community and publish free content on my blog every week. If you would like to support what I do, please become a Patron to support my contributions to the soap making community. THANK YOU!

Funnel Pour Soap Design with Mad Oils Mica

A funnel pour is probably one of my favorite soap designs. It is so easy and looks great poured into

By | July 18th, 2016|Cold Process Soap Recipes, Soapmaking Tutorials|2 Comments

Insurance for Soapmakers

Once you are ready to turn your hobby into a business, it is important to look into insurance. Every business

By | July 17th, 2016|Soap Business and Marketing|Comments Off on Insurance for Soapmakers

Liquid Soapmaking: Tips, Techniques and Recipes for Creating All Manner of Liquid and Soft Soap Naturally! (Book Review)

Liquid soap making can be a beast to conquer. Jackie Thompson had a booth next to mine at the Texas

By | July 16th, 2016|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Online Soap Calculators and Phone Apps for Soap Makers

There are many resources for us soap makers in the form of online calculators and phone apps. Here are some

Tracking Revenue for Success in Your Soap Business

Over the last couple of years, I have come to realize how important it is to look at my numbers

By | July 14th, 2016|Soap Business and Marketing|4 Comments

My Favorite Soap Making Supplies, Equipment and Random Things

I get asked all of the time by other soap makers what my favorite soap making this or that is.

By | July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|14 Comments

Lemon Verbena Yellow Plop Cold Process Soap Design

This is my second yellow soap design for Bramble Berry’s #SoaptheRainbow series. For a yellow soap design using natural colorants,

Understanding IFRA Guidelines for Essential Oil Use in Soap

It is important to understand IFRA guidelines for essential oil use in soap and how these guidelines affect how much

By | July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|7 Comments