Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trends

Fall Pantone Color Trends 2015 in Soap and Cosmetics

I admit it!  I have a passion for color.  I have hundreds of different colored pages for my scrapbooking, which I horde.  And I have tons of color for soap and cosmetics, some of which I use and others I horde.  I even have Pantone books.  If you are as addicted to all things color like me, you will love …

How to Make Textured Soap Tops

There are lots of ways to texture a soap top. No matter the method you choose, you will need a heavy or moderate-heavy trace to achieve the best results.  Here are ten textures and how to get them. All you need is a spoon and a thin implement from around the house (we used a paintbrush handle).  Do not feel that you can only add a texture …

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

We are very excited about our newly released eBook.  It is a comprehensive guide to creating your own soap recipes and formulations. It walks you through everything you need to know and more on the subject. Nothing is left to guessing – know exactly what you are doing it and why. Topics include: Saponification and why you need to understand …

Top 7 Marketing Trends in 2014

This list was compiled by Jayson DeMers for Forbes magazine.  It is interesting to see where the marketing is going for business and then to apply it to your own small business. Content marketing will be bigger than ever If you do not know what this is, it is time to learn.  ‘Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating …

Yankee Candle Goes Manly

I like to keep up with the trends that the big companies set or follow in the bath and candle industries.    Most of the time, I am not usually impressed.  It’s often what everyone else is doing, and I like fresh ideas to talk about.  I was particularly interested to see that Yankee Candle is offering some manly scented candles for …

Candle Making Trends

Trends aren’t always easy to predict.  However, if you look at the bigger picture, you can often see the direction of the candle industry.  It tends to follow the same path as the other industries.  Simply look around you and soak up the ideas in your environment. The Eco Movement Clearly the move to sustainable eco-friendly living has made its mark in several arenas.  From …

Going Natural – Part 5 – Choosing Organic Ingredients

Organic can be defined as of or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin and raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals. Regulations regarding organic products are strictly enforced by the USDA in the United States. Other countries have government organizations that oversee organic certifications in their …