An Interview with the Artist & Author of Soapylove

An Interview with the Artist & Author of Soapylove

Debbie, the founder and driving force behind Soapylove, is a truly gifted glycerin soapmaker and business woman. Besides her ever popular soapsicles, Debbie designs countless other creative soaps, writes two blogs and a bimonthly ezine magazine, Let’s Get Soapy, teaches melt and pour classes, raises two young children, and now has a book due to arrive on September 13th, entitled …

Sunday Spotlight - We All Scream for Ice Cream

Sunday Spotlight – We All Scream for Ice Cream

It’s another Sunday with another round of product “porn”. This week’s focus is Ice Cream. Check out these mouth watering soaps, bombs, and candles from these bath treat artists. Coney Island Soap by Mollycoddle Soap Banana Split Sundae Candle by Purple DaffodilsWhipped Soap Frosting by Soap LaneWaffle Bowl Soap by Soap StoreIce Cream Cone Soap on a Rope by KC …

Coloring Soap with Confidence – Review

As I mentioned, I am terrible when it comes to mixing colors and knowing exactly how much color will achieve a desired result. In an effort to educate myself, I decided to purchase the Coloring Soap with Confidence E-Class offered by The Nova Studio. Below is my review of the course and some information about the author. Title: Coloring Soap …

Upcoming Blog Articles

We have some fun stuff coming here on the blog. Thought I’d give you a sneak peek. Amy from Great Cake Soap Works will be providing a guest blog tutorial on how to make her incredible Watermelon Soap.   Debbie from Soapy Love has allowed me to interview her on her business and upcoming book titled just that – Soapy …

Sunday Spotlight – Sea Life

I’m still on an ocean kick here – so this Sunday’s Spotlight features soaps, candles, and bath bombs depicting a variety of sea life. Enjoy these artisans. Ocean Rain Soap by Shirley48 Mermaid Soap by Bubbles Variety Shop Baby Turtle Soap by Good Karma Soaps Dead Sea Shell Bath Fizz by Pink Bricks LLC Dolphin Trio Soaps by Gentle Suds …

Awesome New Coloring Guide for Candle Makers

Awesome New Coloring Guide for Candle Makers

I love colors, lots and lots of colors. When time permits, I scrapbook. I pull out my colored papers, ribbons, embellishments, and flowers, along with my handy color wheel, and get to work combining colors to make lovely pages. Yet, my love for color means nothing when it comes to mixing colors for candles and soaps. I never know which …

Social Marketing – Forums

We’re on a social marketing kick here, and today I am going to briefly talk about forums. A forum is a website where you can collaborate with others on a particular subject matter. In a nutshell, you join the forum by asking permission from the moderator, who makes sure that rules are followed. Once accepted, which can take a few …

Sunday Spotlight – Oceans

Living less than a mile from the beach in sunny South Florida has its advantages. I love spending time at the beach – smelling the air, listening to the crashing waves, feeling the breeze on my skin. Enjoy these artisans and their tribute to the sea. Sea Moss Body Polish by The Dirty Housewife Sea Glass Soap by Sea Sprite …

Repost: Social Media Marketing 101

Social Marketing 101

Social Media Marketing I’ve noticed that a lot of people in the soap and candle industry are generally aware of social marketing. And there are many that have blogs, facebook pages, and even twitter, but I have noticed that there are a lot of small business owners that find social marketing daunting and not sure what exactly to do with …

Four Quick and Easy Herbal Skin Care Recipes

Four Quick and Easy Herbal Skin Care Recipes

Four Quick and Easy Herbal Skin Care Recipes to Try: Dry Skin Facial Mask 1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal 1 tablespoon rose water (hydrosol) 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil 1 teaspoon honey 2 drops rose essential oil Mix ingredients and apply to face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse. Facial Scrub for Oily Skin 1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal 1 tablespoon bentonite …

Herbal Skin Care Part Two

Herbal Ingredients for Skin Care This alphabetical list contains herbs, essential oils, and botanicals known for their beneficial properties in skin care and treatment of common skin problems. Remember that essential oils should be diluted before use. Everyone’s skin is different. If something causes irritation, it should be discontinued. Aloe is a natural, antibacterial, antibiotic hydrant often used to heal …

Sunday Spotlight - Fruity Summer Artisan Soaps

Sunday Spotlight – Fruity Summer Artisan Soaps

Enjoy this issue of Sunday Spotlight – Fruity Summer Artisan Soaps – Melons, citrus and berries – the fruits of summer. All the juicy varieties and fragrances seem down right sinful. Watermelon Soap by Body and Spirit Tahitian Punch Soap by The Pig and the Peacock Pineapple Paradise Soap by SVSoap Strawberry Luffa Soap by Layla   Sweet Berry Bar by …