Tina


About Tina

I started thesage.com in 1996 with the help of my husband. Now I get to help people make all kinds of soaps and bath and body products. I think my favorite things to make are lip balms and lotions/creams. Of course I get most of the soap technical support questions because that is my strong knowledge area. Glad this blog is here!




My finished wash cloths with a wash basin my grandmother used and an old box of Scotch Cleanser. 8
You can read about upcycling in every magazine and on every blog. Upcycling is a way of making a new use from a product that may be discarded. Recycling is a way of turning an existing product into another usable item. Using a spaghetti sauce jar as a button jar is an upcycle, sending the [...]

How can soap makers upcycle?





Dear readers, The end of the year is fast approaching. A few tips from my accountant are as follows: Pay your expenses so you can take the write off. This includes buying supplies for which you are waiting for their arrival! Hint: Shop now and ask for delivery in the new year. Find all your receipts. You can’t [...]

End of Year Help



All it takes to fix a sugar scrub is a little salt!
We were asked about a sugar scrub base that was having a bit of issues. The Glycerin Scrub Base was enjoying the sugar that was finer than expected and the sugar dissolved very quickly causing a separation problem. I’ve noticed a difference in the sugar I buy in the last 30 years. It has changed! Let [...]

Salt rescues the Sugar!


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A gift basket! Hey! Are you a soapmaker in Kansas? We need to find a soapmaker in or near the Gardner, KS area. A school in the Gardner area is doing a Parent Teacher Organization auction to help the school. Would you be willing to make a gift basket of items to donate to the school? [...]

Calling all Kansas Soapmakers!




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I am writing with great concern for all humans on this planet. Today I have received two different phone calls asking for MMS, not for Majestic Mountain Sage which is often shortened to MMS, but for a product called MMS. A bit of research on the Internet has me greatly alarmed. On Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_Mineral_Supplement the connection [...]

MMS – a cure for cancer