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
Fragrance and Cold Process Soap: Three Ways to Minimize or Avoid Problems
Essential and fragrance oils can wreak havoc on cold process soap. Find out how to minimize or avoid problems.
‘Raves for Faves’ – 2019
It is time once again for the Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candle's (formerly Saponifier) popular Raves for Faves Survey. This is where we take the pulse of our industry to find out what you like to make, what products are trending and how business is for you. We value your participation and thank you for … Continue reading ‘Raves for Faves’ – 2019
I Know Natural When I See it
What is Natural? When it comes to natural, we might think, “Natural, you know, from nature. I know it when I see it.” Pressed for a definition, we might say that the substance is based on plant matter or is found in nature and minimally processed. That sounds reasonable, does it not? Each of us … Continue reading I Know Natural When I See it
Are You a Safe Maker?
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?