What makes handmade soap as good as commercial brands?
“I want to make XYZ product, but I want a good recipe because I don’t want to waste ingredients.” “What is the right wick for this container and this wax? I only make batches of 80 and don’t have time to test.” How many makers welcome the hours and hours and money spent on ingredients … Continue reading Product Testing: Five Tips to do it Better
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.