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Hello all!  We’ll be in Austin this October for another awesome soapmaking bootcamp!  We’ve added a liquid soap and a goat milk soap class.  You can sign up here:  http://www.lovinsoap.com/product-category/austin-texas-classes/ Basic Cold Process Soapmaking (Sat Oct 25, 9-noon) –You will learn what soap is, how it’s made, oil properties, additives, coloring, molding and much more! […]

Liquid Soap with African Black Soap

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So many of you asked what to do with the leftover African Black Soap that you bought to make these salt bars… African Black Soap Salt Bars.  Well…you could put it in some liquid soap!  (I’m also working on a scrub…coming soon!) I didn’t know how well it would incorporate before trying it, but it […]

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 […]

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