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  1. geniash

    Web site launched over the holiday break - looking for feedback

    Hello fellow business owners/artisans! Launched my web site over the holiday break, please take a look and give your suggestions, impressions and feedback. My main idea was simplicity. Very excited about this journey!
  2. geniash

    First year doing sales

    Hi everyone, This is my first year doing sales at the local boutiques. I started off the "season" with almost 500 bars of soap, which is my main product. I am at slightly over 200 after 2 sales and have 2 more sales coming up. A little nervous as I might be all sold out (which is YAY - a...
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    Grittiness in products with butters

    Have you experienced a grittiness in the products (lotion bars, lip balms, etc) when using cocoa butter or shea butter? How do you prevent them?
  4. geniash

    Natural Fragrances - pros and cons?

    Natural Fragrance Oils are plant-based scents using pure essential oils and aromatic isolates derived solely from natural, raw botanical sources. They are cheaper than Essential Oils but more expensive than Fragrance Oils. Have you tried them? Share your feedback! How much do you use PPO? Scent...
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    Help to name this EO blend

    Hello fellow soapmakers/crafters! I created this wonderful blend after being inspired by the patchouli EO. I have "Hippie" soap in my line and wanted to create something that would remind of a holidays, but still incorporates majorly patchouli. I originally thought to name this blend "Hippie's...
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    ROE and any other antioxidants in soap

    Hi everyone, Wanted to post this and learn what antioxidants others are using in soap (if any at all) and what your experience was like. Here goes: 1. ROE - fairly inexpensive PPO since you only need 0.05% by weight. Does not alter look/color/smell. 2. I have been using Grapefruit seed...
  7. geniash

    Beer Soap

    One of my (and my customer's) favorite. IMG_3862 by geniash posted Feb 7, 2019 at 3:10 PMIMG_3861 by geniash posted Feb 7, 2019 at 3:09 PM What's your favorite? Share the picture and a description.
  8. geniash

    Ground pumice in soap - Pros and cons

    Hi everyone, Has anyone added ground pumice to the CP soap for exfoliation? I'd like to give it a try but afraid it might be a bit too rough. What amount is good to start with? Share your experience/stories/pictures please!
  9. geniash

    New here from California

    Hello fellow crafters! So glad to find this forum. I've been binge reading lye-based forum primarily but will check out the rest as well! I started middle of this year with soapmaking for home but the hobby quicky became a bit more intense. I tried selling my creations on a neighbor's holiday...