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You Know You’re a Soapmaker When…

Yes, it’s been done before, but play along, just for fun. You know you’re a soapmaker when. . . You dream of swirls. Trace has a whole new meaning. You buy things merely because you suspect the packaging would make a great mold. The hardware store suddenly holds new interest, […]

Good News for Home Cosmetic Makers!

It’s been a thorn in the side of home soap and cosmetic manufacturers for years–the FDA’s requirement that the address of the manufacturing facility be included on packaging labeling. After a drawn out process, the HSCG was recently notified of good news for those hesitant to include that information on […]

To Scent or Not to Scent, Part ll

Essential oils require much more knowledge than fragrance oils and thus, more due diligence before using them. Is the scent skin safe? Is the percentage rate limited? Will it survive cold process soap? Is it permissible for soap but not for bath or leave-on products? Will it work in candles? […]

Tips for Overcoming Irritation

Life’s irritations. Without a doubt, we have a long list of them. From the shrill of the morning alarm to temper-tantrumed toddlers in the grocery store to rude customers, we deal with irritations every day, all day long. In thinking about it, I realized that life is full of irritations–inescapable […]