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Fragrance Oil Talk

Let’s talk about fragrance oils. For many soap makers scenting soap is a the holy grail. Along the way toward that holy grail, there are lots of tricky business. There are so many companies that sell fragrance oils for soap making. Bramble Berry, Nurture Soap Supply, Nature’s Garden, Candle Science, Fillmore Container (True Scents), Aztec International, […]

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How to create Soda Ash

A full proof way to create soda ash on cold process soap. Why know HOW to create soda ash? If you know how it happens, then you’ll see the steps required to avoid it. What is soda ash? The quick explanation is, soda ash forms when unsaponified lye reacts with naturally occurring carbon dioxide in the […]

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Soap Molding Consistency

This video shows the consistency of a pliable soap for soap molding. Make hand molded soap, use fondant tools or push this soap into a mold. Let this soap cure and it will produce embeds that do not ash. Please, ask me if you have questions. I’ll do my best to answer you quickly. You […]

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Soap Does Not Sterilize

Let’s clean some concepts up about soap and cleaning. There are four stages of cleaning, according to the any given states regulations regarding the environment of food and health that can effect public safety. Cleaning Sanitizing Disinfection Sterilization   A break down of each category: Cleaning – “Physically removing all dirt and contamination, oftentimes using soap […]

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Cut Soap with Miter Box

How To Cut Loaf of Soap with a Miter Box Cut soap consistently and evenly for only $15! I have included a video, however, I didn’t have a recently cured loaf so I tried to show the motion of how to cut a loaf of soap. Some things to remember: (I cut from right to […]

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Tiny Soap Flowers

How to Make Tiny Soap Flowers A video and instructions for making tiny soap flowers, from Sorcery Soap. *For more information about soap molding, see: Resources.  For simple recipes see this simple soap recipe. Fondant Plunger Used To make molded soap flowers, it is a good idea to use a soap recipe that produces a smooth […]

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DIY Gift Bag Template

DIY, Do-It-Yourself Gift bag. I hope the video and downloadable template help you see how to fold the gift bag. It took me a few times, so I used copy paper until I got it right. A secret to a nicely wrapped package or gift is sharp edges and thoughtful touches, like a sparkly ribbon […]

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Make Your Own Embeds

Make Your Own Embeds It is necessary to run risks. We only properly understand the miracle of life when we allow the unexpected to happen. ~ Paulo Coelho “Life: Selected Quotations” If you want to break out of molds, try your hand (pun intended) at hand molding! There are many molds on the market for […]

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Pinterest Edge

Pinterest Edge Get more attention and interaction from your pins with less effort. I’ve been studying Pinterest, reading on-line marking blogs and testing. The long skinny pins get far more attraction, re-pins and click throughs than anything I’ve tried in the past. It also provides economy of effort. I pin far few pins, and get […]

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Show or Not to Show New Soaps

Show or Not To Show New Soaps That’s my question.  Should I share my newest soaps before they fully cure? Its been a dilemma, a marketing pain, deciding if I show soaps that won’t be available for 4-6 weeks from the time I make them. I’ve been lucky with pre-orders. Customers trusting me with their […]

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How To Make Hand Molded Soaps

How To Make Hand Molded Soaps Refreshing an old art form This is what has worked for me, and although I don’t think most of you need to know this, I will state it to be clear. There are many ways to do anything, hence the cliche, “there is more than one way to skin […]

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Follow Your Own Artistic Path

Follow Your Own Artistic Path True Story I had an idea that involved a pie shape, but  didn’t want to commit to an easily found silicone pie mold and wasn’t sure I’d like making pie shaped soaps. Being a person who loves using tools I have around the house, I avoid buying everything unnecessary. I also […]

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