Design Mania Contest – Prize Package Worth $600.00

Are you ready for the commencement of the 2019 DESIGN MANINA CONTEST?? We Are!! It is almost time for Design Mania! Within the pages of the coming issue (May/June) are 3 featured tutorials from the best soap artists the industry offers. This year’s three designs will knock your socks off and make you itch to…

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A Maker’s Haven

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…

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When a Maker Makes a Mistake

You look at the label of a bath and body product and see it is labeled improperly. Or, you have a conversation with another maker and find that they are not completely disclosing ingredients, are using a non-approved colorant or any other of many possible scenarios. A maker makes a mistake. What do you do?…

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Oh, that Distressing DOS!

Five Ways to Avoid it The appearance of DOS distresses soapmakers around the world. You make a lovely soap. It cures well and feels great on the skin. Suddenly, you notice orange spots. You peer closer, poke at the soap and notice that the spots are soft and translucent. You have DOS. What is DOS?…

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