Voting: NOW CLOSED – ‘Raves for Faves’ – 2018

It is time once again for the Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candle’s (formerly Saponifier) popular Raves for Faves Survey. This is where we take the pulse of our industry to find out what you like to make, what products are trending and how business is for you. We value your participation and thank you for taking the time…

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Why don’t they like my products?

“I gave soap (insert any handmade product) to my family and no one will use it. Why don’t they like my products?” Nearly everyone I know makes the same complaint. Why, indeed? Let’s look at some of the reasons they might not like what you make. The product is poorly made or presented. No, it’s…

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MY MOTHER WON’T USE MY SOAP!

“My Mother won’t use my soap!” This is a reoccurring complaint from bath and body and candle makers everywhere. Those close to them stash their amazing gifts instead of enjoying them and sometimes even refuse them altogether. Why?  Naturally, makers want to share their creations with those closest to them, hoping the recipient is as…

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ALL ABOUT THAT BASE: SHOULD YOU USE COSMETIC BASES?

Six Tips to Help You Decide Should you buy cosmetic bases or should you make every product from scratch? It is a complicated question, and both options offer distinct advantages. Here are six tips to help you decide if you are really all about that base or you are a from-scratch kind of maker.  

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