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!
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