I was shopping with my elderly mom recently. She was pushing the cart, and like most women, she placed her purse in the seat. She frequently left her purse unattended in the cart as she shopped. I finally mentioned to her that she was opening herself up to theft by not hanging on to her … Continue reading How to Stop a Thief
Are you a safe maker? I know. It isn’t pretty, it doesn’t smell good and we would rather spend money on more exciting things. Still, we need to take a step back and review our processes once in a while to ensure that we are doing what we can to avoid incidents and injuries that … Continue reading Are You a Safe Maker?
It seems that everyone on the planet has seen endless photos of beautiful, fussy, artistic soap. Multi-color, complex swirls, textured tops, embeds and piped flowers are common. It might also seem that these soaps are the standard for all who sell soap. These photos might have you saying, “My soap isn’t pretty enough!” Is it … Continue reading My Soap Isn’t Pretty Enough!
When you first learned to make soap, you did not worry about taking shortcuts or speeding up the process. In fact, you probably proceeded at a slow pace to ensure you did things correctly. After time however, the thought of soapmaking shortcuts likely crossed your mind. If you sell, saving time is imperative; but even … Continue reading Soapmaking Shortcuts
Whether hobbyist or making a living from soap, cosmetics or candles, we need space. A comfortable, well-organized space helps us get in the “zone” to create and produce. It is a maker’s haven, even if for a short period of time. Some take over the kitchen to learn and create. Others must command an entire … Continue reading A Maker’s Haven