Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

I get asked ALL THE TIME, “how do you calculate fragrance oil and essential oil usage in soap?” Different soapmakers do it differently; this is simply my opinion. The amount of essential oil and fragrance oil used in soap should be calculated based on the base oil amount in your recipe and not the total […]

Do you want to tell your soap story?

I love to hear how others got their start in soapmaking.  I’m always telling people about the magic of being a soapmaker. One of the best things about teaching is being a part of someone’s journey into the craft. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to see many students’ transformations on this journey. When teaching in […]

Interview with Benjamin Aaron, Author of Determined to Trace: The Practical, Common Sense Approach to Success in the Soap & Body Care Industry

My good friend and partner with Lovin’ Soap Project, Benjamin Aaron, has written a new E-book!  I wanted to share a bit more about Benjamin as you’ll be seeing more of him on my blog and in Austin where he’ll be teaching business classes!  Benjamin is owner of Prairie Soap Company in Lee’s Summit, MO […]

African Black Soap Salt Bar

This past weekend I was hanging out with Benjamin (Prairie Soap Company) at the shop and decided to knock out a few projects for my blog. I took along my favorite molds for salt bars and decided to do three different salt bars using interesting additives, natural colorants and amazing essential oil blends (which Benjamin […]

Meet Rachel of Music Suds and Organizer of the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting

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The Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting is right around the corner, May 3-4th!  I am so excited to be included in an AMAZING lineup of speakers that include some of our industry’s top leaders! Donna-Maria, Marla Bosworth, Kayla Fioravanti, Benjamin Aaron and more! This year, and I am just giddy right now typing this, it […]

A new soapmaking Ezine – The Soap Collaborative

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The Soap Collaborative is a monthly E-zine of collective tutorials, recipes, business advice, marketing advice and retail advice from the handcrafted soapmaking and bath & body industries’ top leaders! And the best thing about your subscription? All proceeds go to support the Lovin’ Soap Project! Get articles and industry advice from the best! Contributors include […]

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