SOAP – Brambleberry’s Soap Panel – First Impressions

Brambleberry requested panelists for their second round of fragrance tests, and I was lucky enough to be picked along with 6 other lovely ladies.We are testing 10 floral fragrances. I finally got my package today. I’m about as far from Brambleberry’s warehouse you can get and still be in the same country, so I always have to try to be …

HCSG Advanced Certified Soapmaker

HCSG Advanced Certified Soapmaker

I did it!! At the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild 2010 Conference, I passed the Basic Soapmaker Certification. I then tested for the Advanced certification and sent in my soap sample. Today I officially passed and am now one of 20 or so Advanced Certified Soapmakers worldwide. What does this mean? Well not much has changed. It simply means that I have …

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Last week, while catching up on my blog reading (I’ve been behind on EVERYTHING this month), I saw that Amy of Great Cakes Soapworks was given the Beautiful Blogger Award. I was really excited for her because I also love her blog and felt she truly deserved a little acknowledgement. Amy shares information on soapmaking, whipped shea butters, lip balms, …

Clean the World – Soap for Haiti

This is was taken from the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s blog. I encourage other soapmakers to help those in Haiti (and other parts of the world) by donating their soap to this worthy cause, promoting better hygiene in less privileged countries. HSMG Partners with Clean the World! from Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild by HSMG Pgms and Svcs HSMG Partners with CTW! …

Friday's Featured - Virtues of Nature

Friday’s Featured – Virtues of Nature

Ooh! A Black Friday’s Featured! I was invited to visit Nenna at her Virtues of Nature storefront in Norcross, GA in the Atlanta area last month, but unfortunately was not able to get there. Nenna and I met on a soapmaking forum. I’m still bummed out. Her shop photos look exactly like a place I would enjoy shopping. But, I …

Friday’s Featured – SUDS Handmade Soap Co.

It’s another episode of Friday’s Featured artisan, and all I have to say is Ooh-la-la! Every time I do a Friday’s Featured, I am always amazed at each artisan’s unique take on their products. Every product is uniquely their own, and every new artisan gets me excited about their art form. You have to admit that every style is represented …

Friday's Featured - Milk and Cookeez

Friday’s Featured – Milk and Cookeez

There are ALOT of soapmakers out there, many of which have lovely soaps with their own unique style. Every once and awhile you stumble upon a soap artisan that brings a completely new and interesting dimension to soapmaking.  Milk and Cookeez founder, Tammy Brodbeck, takes soapmaking to a whole new level with her incredible soap treats that look just like …

Friday's Featured - The Little Bitty Soap Co.

Friday’s Featured – The Little Bitty Soap Co.

Yay! It’s Friday’s Featured Artisan and there’s a CONTEST! And I am happy to introduce Gillian of the Little Bitty Soap Co. As you regular followers know, I usually start with a short introduction before delving into the interview portion of the feature. I start by looking around on the artisan’s website trying to get to them a little and …

Seven Runs Soaps - Fresh Photos Soap & Scrub

Seven Runs Soaps – Fresh Photos Soap & Scrub

Seven Runs Soaps – Fresh Photos Soap & Scrub Last week, I featured Seven Runs Soaps (see the article here), but due to lack of good photos (Amanda’s camera broke), the pictures of the soaps and scrubs on the site were small and unclear. I ordered a Bergamot Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub, intrigued by the descriptive name, and also received …

Friday's Featured - SUZ Bath and Body

Friday’s Featured – SUZ Bath and Body

I have to say, these Friday’s Featured articles are my favorite to post (besides maybe product porn). I get so excited reading about other business owners, what inspires them, what they like to do – other than make soap all day, and what dreams they have for the future. Somehow, I am comforted knowing that my experiences, while still unique, …