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  • Beauty Bars and Cleansing Bars vs Soap

    Rene Whitlock

    Posted on June 10 2015

    Beauty Bars, Cleansing Bars and Soap One of These Things is Not Like The Other   Beauty bar and cleansing bar companies cannot use the term soap on their labels.     Why is this and what is the difference between beauty or cleansing bars and real soap.       Let’s begin by exploring [...]
  • The Dangers of using Glycerin and Glycerol in Skincare and Soap Making

    Rene Whitlock

    Posted on September 02 2014

    Glycerin and Glycerol in Skincare and Soap Making           Over the last few years I have noticed more and more participants in my classes have been concerned with using glycerin in their hand made products. This surprises me since I have always thought of glycerin as one of the major reasons [...]
  • Soap Making and Wabi Sabi – The Art of Finding Beauty in Imperfections

    Rene Whitlock

    Posted on January 29 2014

    Wabi Sabi and Soap Making   What is Wabi Sabi? It sounds a lot like a sushi condiment, but it’s quite different. Wabi Sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfections. This is a Japanese phrase and is usually related to nature.   I was introduced to Wabi Sabi in a feng shui class [...]
  • Soap Making – How Much to Take to a Craft Show

    Rene Whitlock

    Posted on November 18 2013

    How to Decide on The Amount of Soap Making Products to Bring to a Craft Show   Preparing to sell soap and bath products during the busy craft show season is always a challenge. How much soap, lotion, baths salts, body mist, night cream etc. do you need to prepare?   I have heard so [...]
  • Soap Making – A Solution to Your Lumpy Topped Hot Process Soap

    Rene Whitlock

    Posted on July 09 2013

    Soap Making – A pretty top for your Hot Process Soap One of the many questions new soap makers ask me is how to make the tops of their Hot Process Soap look more like the tops of their Cold Process Soap. The truth is there is no real way to do this.  The texture [...]