Feature Friday – Advanced Scenery in Soap

My speaking topic at the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild earlier this month was creating scenery in soap.  It is based on our newly released scenery class featured this Friday. Soap Scenery goes beyond simple layering and embedding.  You’ll learn to combine multiple techniques to create complex designs through step by step video demonstrations, plus we’ll explain the theory behind …

Feature Friday – Milk Soapmaking Class

Milk Soapmaking – Offered both Online or In Person Milk soaps can be tricky, but you can learn to make soap using any kind of milk while still maintaining an ivory color in this soapmaking class. This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be …

Feature Friday – Colorants in Soapmaking Class

  Online Colorants in Soapmaking – A Comprehensive Guide to Color Learn all about how to use various colorants in your soap, from natural infusions to rich micas and everything in between. This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format (over 3 hours of content). You’ll …

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 …

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, …

Friday's Featured - Seven Runs Soaps

Friday’s Featured – Seven Runs Soaps

Seven Runs Soap – Bathe Yourself in Silk Inspired by the natural beauty of a stream running through the woods, Amanda of Seven Runs Soaps designs soaps, body scrubs, and lip balms with quality ingredients including silk fibers, pure cane sugar, extracts, and local honey. Dabbling in new herbal formulas for future products, Amanda clearly enjoys developing her line, which …