- Apr 30, 2016
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- Western Illinois, USA
I don't sell soap; I am a hobbyist. I only give it to family, friends, and sometimes to service providers (nursing home staff, husband's former co-workers while he was still working, doctor office staff, etc.)Are there any soapmakers you like that are a bit more well known? I think, honestly, I can’t try your soap but I’d love to find a soap we could talk about. (Unless there’s a way for me to buy some of yours!) I’m new to soapmaking and just would love to be able to discuss, compare and hear others thoughts.
Since I rarely buy soap from other soapmakers unless I walk into their brick & mortar store or attend their booth at a market, I am not qualified to evaluate most 'well known' soap maker's actual soap product. I like very many well known soapmakers, but what I like about them is usally related to their artistic expression, their eduational expertise, the things they post online that I enjoy reading or watching, or their books that I have chosen to purchase and keep and use as reference.
Some of the ones I recommend for the above list of why I like them are:
From Grace to You (additional links from there; her e-books are extremely informative and she shares freely; her videos show how she makes her incredibly artistic soap)
Vicki Frost - Back Cat Blues soap youtube channel (artistic soap design):
Clyde Yoshida of Vibrant Soaps (color selection instruction & design):
Clara Lindberg of Auntie Clara's Handcrafted Cosmetics (detailed information on experimental techniques in soapmaking on her blog):
Home - Auntie Clara's
Amy Warden for her longtime online presence & educational offerings & her Soap Challenge Club, which has been around since 2012.
That's just a few of the well known soapmakers I really like, there are many many more.