March April Issue of Saponifier Magazine Available

March April Issue of Saponifier Magazine Available

March April Issue of Saponifier Magazine Available If you don’t read the Saponifier Magazine, you really are missing out on a lot of industry information, plus tutorials and recipes. Many of you know that I write a couple columns for this magazine – Herbal Wisdom and Chandler’s Corner, and somethimes a feature. The magazine has a number of other fine …

Lovely Spring Scent Ideas for Bath and Body

Lovely Spring Scent Ideas for Bath & Body

Lovely Spring Scent Ideas for Bath & Body – It is more difficult to get scent trends than to find color trends.  In these cases, I often turn to the big names in the bath and body industry to come up with some fresh ideas. I have included popular scents from a couple well known chains (at least in my …

2010 Color and Scent Trends

2010 Color and Scent Trends

While you are thinking of new year resolutions, I thought I would share some of the scent and color trends for 2010. Maybe something in here will spark your creativity and aid in adding a new scent, color, or product to your line up. While Mintel predicted 6 different flavor trends for this year, they only came up with two …

Magazine Survey Rates Top Scents for Soaps

Magazine Survey Rates Top Scents for Soaps

Magazine Survey Rates Top Scents for Soaps – The Saponifier Magazine, a bimonthly, independent magazine for the makers of handmade soap, cosmetics and candles, conducts a yearly survey called Raves for Faves. In their most recent issue of the magazine, they printed the results of the survey. One of the survey questions asks soapmakers what their best selling scents are, and below …

Nov Dec Issue of the Saponifier Magazine Is Out

Nov Dec Issue of the Saponifier Magazine Is Out

The last issue of the Saponifier Magazine of the year is out. You can purchase your copy by clicking here. This issue focused on the science of soapmaking. It’s full of heavy duty articles. If you’re a science buff, you’ll love it. If you hate science, well there’s always the Raves for Faves. 🙂     Columns Herbal Wisdom: How …

Color and Fragrance Trends for Fall Winter 2009

Color and Fragrance Trends for Fall Winter 2009

Some color inspiration from the fashion industry … a dash of fall Yankee Candle scent trends… Orchard Pear – Pears warmed with notes of jasmine and cognac. Blueberry Scone – Aroma of English quickbread with sweet blueberries, rich cream and a hint of vanilla. Candied Apple – Apples coated with a mix of melted sugar, orange, pear and vanilla. Cinnamon Sugar …

New Saponifier Issue is Out

The September/ October issue of the Saponifier Magazine, an online magazine designed for soap makers, has been released. The magazine is packed full of information. This issue is all about the basics with articles features: Saponifier’s Cheat Sheet Boot Camp Basics: Soapmaking Formulas Basic Recipes You Can Make Your Own Candle Making Guide “Bleeding” Candles for Halloween A Guide to …

The New Saponifier Magazine Issue Is Out

The New Saponifier Magazine Issue Is Out

The New Saponifier Magazine Issue Is Out –  The July/August issue of the Saponifier Magazine, an online magazine designed for soap makers, has been released. The magazine is packed full of information. This issue is all about cosmetics and toiletries with articles about making mineral make-up, body scrubs and whipped body butters. I write the articles on Herbal Wisdom, which …