The Soap Makers corner
Welcome to “The Soap Maker’s Corner”! Our blog is dedicated to providing valuable information and inspiration for those interested in the world of soap making and natural skincare. From packaging and selling your soaps online, to building a successful soap business online, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re just starting out in the world of soap making or you’re a seasoned pro looking to expand your business, “The Soap Maker’s Corner” is the perfect resource for all your soap-making needs!
Starting a Handmade Soap Business Online
Check out our video for three things to consider when deciding if you are ready to start a soap business.
LATEST FROM THE BLOG
Setting up a Successful Soap Booth for Craft Shows
Get step-by-step tips on how to set up a professional soap booth for craft shows, including a video demo of a successful booth setup.
Guide to Soap Labeling Requirements for New Makers
Learn the labeling requirements for your soap products including ingredient lists, warnings, and product claims to stay compliant and protect your customers.
Herbal Infusion: Nourishing Your Skin with the Power of Plants
Learn about the powerful skincare benefits of herbal infusion. Watch a demo of the infusion process and discover why herbal-infused oils can transform your skin’s health and appearance.
Making Homemade Lotion LIVE and testing new Filling machine
Learn how to make your own lotion at home with our detailed guide. Discover the best ingredients, mixing techniques, and storage tips for a smooth, hydrating lotion.
DIY Activated Charcoal Soap to Purify and Detox Your Skin
Make your own activated charcoal soap to purify and detox the skin. This guide and video will walk you through the process.
Everything You Need To Know About Hot Process Soap Making
Discover the art of hot process soap making and the possibilities of solid, liquid, and cream soaps. Learn the benefits and characteristics of each type and get tips for making your own at home.
Magazines and Meetups for Soap Makers
Get a roundup of must-have magazines, meetups and organizations for soap makers.
Unlock the Hidden Power of Dandelions: Surprising Health and Beauty Benefits You Never Knew
Discover the hidden benefits of dandelions for natural skincare, soap making, and herbal tea. Plus learn how to harvest and store them.
Grief Therapy to Successful Business: Interview with Cynthia Hill
Uncover the story of a soap maker’s journey from grief therapy to a successful 20-year business using traditional methods and the power of mindset.
The Power of Turmeric and Ginger Root in Soap: A Closer Look
Learn about the power of turmeric and ginger root in soap. In this blog post and video demonstration we’ll discuss the benefits and considerations of adding these natural herbs to your handmade soap.
Soapmaking for Beginners: How to Make Large Batches of Soap in a Slab Mold
Learn how to increase your soap-making capacity with a slab mold! This blog post will explore the supplies you need to make larger batches, as well as a video demonstrating the process.
Red Palm Oil Soap: Redefining Skin Care with a Superfood
Discover the benefits of using red palm oil in your homemade soap creations. Learn how to make your own red palm oil soap in our step-by-step tutorial and demo.
Easy Hemp Seed Oil Soap Recipe
With all the buzz surrounding CBD oil and it’s not so distant cousin Hemp Seed oil, you may be interested in making your own Hemp Seed Oil soap. Here is a free and easy recipe to get you started along with some of the benefits of adding Hemp Seed oil to your soap.
Nourish from Within – How to Make Himalayan Salt Soap
Learn how to make your own Himalayan salt soap with this easy-to-follow video demo and recipe! Discover the health benefits & make soap that nourishes your skin
Shrink Wrapping Soap: The Good, the Bad, and the Bubbly
Discover the pros and cons of shrink wrapping your handmade soap creations. Plus, watch a video demonstration on how to shrink wrap your soap.
Make Professional Soap Packaging Easy with a Shrink Wrap System
Watch this video demo to learn how a shrink wrap system can save you time and create professional packaging for your homemade soap business.
New shrink Tunnel to seal soap
How Conferences can Help You Turn Your Hobby into a Business
Find out how to turn your soap hobby into a business and understand the advantages of attending conferences. Discover valuable tips and resources to help you grow your business.
How to Grow Your Soap Business By Attending Conferences
Wondering how you can grow your own soap business? Consider attending industry conferences. As an attendee you can learn about new techniques, new vendors, new regulations, and build lasting friendships with other soap makers. Check out this post for my experience at the 2019 Pittsburgh Soap Makers Gathering.
Soak Away Stress with Bubble Bars You can Make at home
In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of bubble bars, from their benefits and uses to how to make your own. So come on in, the water’s bubbly!
How CHATgpt is Unlocking New Possibilities for Soap Businesses
Transform your soap business with the power of ChatGPT and AI. From ingredient substitution to content marketing, these tools can help you grow your business.
Stop Wasting Time: How to Use Social Media Automation to Boost Your Soap Business
Want to grow your soap business? Learn how to use social media automation to optimize your business and expand your reach with schedulers, tools and tips here.
Shocking Truth About Using CBD Oil in Soap: Is it Safe or a Risky Gamble
Everything you need to know if you want to use CBD oil in soap.
How to Make Money with Your Live Streaming Content
Ready to make money live streaming? Read this article to get an overview of the tips and strategies you need to start earning with your stream.
Soap Making for Stress Relief: How to Find Mindfulness and Relaxation
Looking for a way to reduce stress and find mindfulness? Try soap making! In this blog post, we explore the surprising benefits of this calming hobby
Soap Making Supplies: Must-Have’s for New Soap Makers
New to soap making? This article covers the soap making supplies you’ll need to get started, including lye handling tools, mixing utensils, molds, and safety gear.
Hemp Seed Oil or CBD Oil in Soap: What You Need to Know
Confused about the differences between CBD oil or hemp seed oil for your soap? Learn skin benefits of each and the considerations to keep in mind before making a decision.
Product Photography Tips: How to capture Product Shots
Product photography can be tricky but not impossible. This article shares some product photography tips and equipment recommendations for small business owners.
Overcoming Challenges and Planning in Business Interview with Nabila Brabez
Do you struggle with marketing for your business or planning? Listen to this podcast interview to learn tips from Nabila of Lancolia as she shares her Makers Tale.
How to Overcome Challenges in Business Interview with Emely Bonife
Listen in as Emely shares why action may be your missing ingredient & how fear and anxiety can be overcome to start and grow your handmade business.
Hemp Seed Oil Vs. CBD Oil: Which is Better for Homemade Soap?
Hemp seed oil vs. CBD oil? Which one should you use for homemade soap? Get a free soap recipe and comparison of which one is better for making soap.
Questions to ask before starting a business at home
Are you considering starting a new business but not sure where to begin. Download the free business workbook and listen to what you should know before starting your business.
Building Confidence and Stay Motivated Interview with Tara Brown
What does it take to grow your confidence and stay motivated with your handmade business? Listen in as Tara Brown of MyShai Bath and Body Treats shares her insights with her Makers Tale.
Soap Making as a Business: How to Launch a Profitable Soap Company Online
Read our guide to find out what you need to know before starting a soap business!
How to Test Fragrance Oils in Soap Making
Learn how to test fragrance oils for Soap Making to avoid possible disasters like ricing, seizing, acceleration or discoloration.
Overcoming Resistance and Exploring Creativity Interview with Bee Iyata of Sorcery Soap
Listen to this podcast interview to learn how a series of fortunate mistakes led Bee Iyata to Soap Dough and the creation of a supportive online community for soap makers.
Best Ingredients for Herbal Lip Balm
Herbal Lip balms help keep lips moisturized, protect against chapped lips and even sunburns. This video gives you some insight into what makes a good lip balm
Herbalism for Skincare: The Ultimate Guide to Herbal Skin Care
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about herbal skin care including which herbs work best for different skin types, how to use them safely, and more.
Soap Maker Events For Beginners
If you want to learn how to make soap, consider attending local soap maker meetups near you. This video walks through my experience and how to get free or inexpensive soap making supplies.
Why you should Market Your Soap in Person – Makers Tale Podcast Interview
Sick of trying to figure out social media to grow your business? Listen in as Debra Sturdevant shares her makers tale with growing a handmade business with traditional marketing.
Top Reasons to Attend a Soap Maker Gathering
If you are learning soap making. Find local events near you like soap maker gatherings to extend your craft, network and get free soap making supplies.
Step Out of the Matrix
Are you even aware of that a matrix exists? The truth of the matter is most people have completely different paradigms depending on their own unique experiences, perspectives and upbringing. Here is another letter from my younger self created in 2015 encouraging you...
How to Make Homemade Soap: The Ultimate Guide to Making Soap
This comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know about making soap – including how to choose ingredients, equipment, and methods.
Steps to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
There are several things you must do to turn your dreams into reality. Much of it begins with you and who you choose to surround yourself with. This episode was originally recorded as a live stream in 2016 I call them letters from my younger...
Attend the Virtual Soap Summit To Start and Grow Your Home-based Business
If you have ever wanted to make your own natural skincare at home or want to learn how to get your business online, attend the 2020 Virtual Soap Summit. This two day online conference teaches you soap making, lotion making, candle making, online business and more.
How to Make Coconut Oil and Sea Salt Soap with Recipe
If you have oily skin this FREE Coconut Oil and Sea Salt soap recipe may be just what you are looking for. Watch the video walk-through and try it at home.
Pittsburgh Soap Makers Gathering Highlights
Spent the weekend in Pittsburgh at the Soap Gathering here’s a peek at Day 1.
How to use Soap Log Splitter to cut Slabs of Soap
Soap slabs allow you to make larger batches of soap in a single production. In order to cut them you need a log splitter. Watch this video demo of my cutting process with a log splitter.
Liquid Soap Book for Beginners
Watch author and master soap maker Jackie Thompson discuss how winning a raffle in Miami started her quest to write a book on a making liquid soap using her new no paste method.
Low Cost Packaging for Soap – Shrink Wrap
When I first started making soap I needed to find a way to package the soap at a low cost. Watch this live video to watch how I package soap with shrink wrap and a heat gun.