New Online Gourmet Autumn CP Soapmaking Class

We are working on some special seasonal soapmaking courses with Bramble Berry. Our first seasonal theme is inspired by fall. It contains 5 soap designs that demonstrate one or more intermediate to advanced soapmaking techniques. Pumpkin Spice Swirl – uses drop swirl technique Twisted Licorice – layering followed by soap decorating Salted Caramel – layering with salted top Indian Corn – uses nonpareil design Turkey …

Soap Crafting Book by the Soap Queen – A Review

Photo from www.SoapQueen.com The much awaited Soap Crafting book by Anne-Marie Faiola (AKA The Soap Queen) has just been released and finally reached my home on the East Coast.  I could barely wait to tear open the package and see what was inside.  I’m kind of impatient with some things, and waiting for a new book or movie happens to …

New Vertical Soap Mold – Swirl

I purchased the new vertical mold at Brambleberry and finally had some time to play with it. I made a batch of Exotic Amber (eo blend with frankincense, myrrh, and patchouli, among other things) with goat’s milk and shea butter.  It has vanilla in it, so I had to use a stabilizer.  So between the fact that it will darken slightly …

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 …

Soap Supplier Summer Spruce-ups

Has anybody else noticed that several of the soap suppliers out there have done some major revamping to their websites and services? I am quite excited about it! In fact, here are some companies I would like to point out along with their noticeable changes.  Bramble Berry has completely overhauled their website. The new site has an updated feel and …