Going Natural – Part 3 – Using Fairly Traded Ingredients

Besides helping the environment by purchasing oils that do not promote deforestation or the destruction of habitats, helping under developed countries obtain fair wages for ingredients needed for your products is another positive approach for your business. Remember that you need the farmers/ gatherers, processors, and more to get the ingredients you need to make your products. One such organization …

Becoming Sustainable - Other Side Palm Oil Debate

Going Natural – Becoming Sustainable – The Other Side of the Palm Oil Debate

Becoming Sustainable In a recent post, we discussed sustainability. Here is a brief synopsis to get you up to speed if you missed the article. A sustainable business is a company that leaves no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. The business strives to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address …

The Search for Sustainability in Soap Making

The Search for Sustainability in Soap Making

Sustainability Sustainability means “to endure.” A sustainable business is a company that leaves no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. The business strives to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns and that it “meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future …

Promoting Your Natural Products - Organic & Sustainable Defined

Promoting Your Natural Products – Organic & Sustainable Defined

Organic While the term natural continues to be disputed, organic is a term that is strictly regulated. In fact, many people are simply not aware of how strict these regulations are and bath and body companies often make claims of their products that are not legally permissible. It is therefore, very important to understand organic certification. Organic can be defined …

Promoting Your Natural Products - Part One - Natural Defined

Promoting Your Natural Products – Part One – Natural Defined

Marketing and promoting your natural bath and body products is important to developing a strong, financially stable business. Marketing advice can be gleaned from many prominent business websites and books, therefore it is important to constantly look for new ideas, trends, and guidance to keep up with the most cutting edge ideas for promoting your company. This article is not …

Retail Business Trends for 2011

I usually just post the color and scent trends, but it occurred to me that business trends are just as important. While not all of these may be the direction you want to take, some can certainly be applied on a small scale. This info was taken from Entrepreneur’s Blog. To read the full article, click here. What were the …

Scent Trends for Spring Summer 2011

How about some inspiration for scenting your products, both for bath and body and home fragrances? Whether you make bath products or candles, reading up on all scent trends can provide lots of creative ideas. Mintel has made no fragrance and flavor predictions for 2011 (they’re a reliable source.) So I am having to pick up ideas from other places. …

Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

I like to provide inspiration for your creative soap and candle making adventures. While these trends are set almost a year in advance, I choose to post about them when they become relevant. Now, we should have begun to make our spring and summer products, or at least think about making them. And what better inspiration then the top colors …

July August Saponfier Issue Available Now

July August Saponfier Issue Available Now

July August Saponfier Issue Available Now The new Saponifier magazine issue is out, and it’s jam packed with some really good information you don’t want to miss. This issue’s theme is Rules and Regulations with the following articles: Scientific Soapmaking Do You Know the Science Behind Your Soap?, by Beth Byrne Titania’s Dreamy Delights, by Lindalu Forseth Natural Ingredient Terms, …