Summer has arrived and it is time for summer festivals and other outdoor selling events. The festive atmosphere and buying crowds make for a great opportunity to earn money. Unfortunately, the same weather also presents challenges to outdoor sellers. Storms, sun and relentless heat cause difficulties for makers of bath and body products. Unsightly condensation … Continue reading Summer Sales: 5 Ideas to Protect Body Butters
(The 2021 Design Mania Contest is based on the design tutorials published in the May/June issue of Making Soap Magazine) VOTING PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED Click the "VIEW ENTRIES" to be taken to our Pinterest page, then come back and "CAST YOUR VOTE" button below to vote for the winner of our 2021 Design Mania Contest. Winner … Continue reading VOTE 2021 Design Mania Winner
(The Design Mania Contest will be based on the soapmaking design technique tutorials published in the current issue (May/June) of Making Soap Magazine) Four (4) soap design technique tutorials have been published in (May/June 2021) Making Soap Magazine. See the designs in action. Below are video links for three of the four Design Mania techniques:Peridot Gem Stone: … Continue reading 2021 Design Mania Contest
How do you treat your customers? If you are like most small business owners, you treat them well enough . . . to their faces. The real question, however, is how do you feel about your customers? No, how do you really feel? I have heard people criticize customers for things like not understanding saponification, … Continue reading Your Customer, Friend or Foe?
Inspiration, where does it come from? If you had no access to books, social media, friends or other influences, how much would you create? Probably very little. I suspect you would run out of ideas in a short time. Any of us would. We find inspiration in nature, in places we go, music we listen … Continue reading Inspiration