Have you ever searched the internet for cosmetic formulas? A search turns up more variations than you can try in a year, perhaps more. The question is, of course, are they good? Will they provide the results you hope for? Are they well researched and written? Unfortunately, an alarming number call for measured ingredients, in … Continue reading Best Practices in Measuring
If one tool could be credited for revolutionizing soapmaking, it is the stick blender. It is a hero of soap and lotion makers the world over. Also called an immersion or hand blender, these tools speed up the process and ensure thorough mixing. In lotion, they assure a stable emulsion Many types of stick blenders … Continue reading The Stick Blender, Hero of Soap and Lotion Makers
Essential and fragrance oils can wreak havoc on cold process soap. Find out how to minimize or avoid problems.
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!