Are you a tricker or a treater? I live so far off the beaten path that we don’t see any trick-or-treaters. However, you can be sure the streets in more populated areas will be swarming with little goblins and princesses. I have seen many friends putting together the coolest transformer […]

Happy Halloween!


We’ve had a operations hiccup today and several of our staff members will not be available by phone. Please be patient with us as our limited staff tries to continue processing orders.

Operations Hiccup – October 18, 2019


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To soap makers around the world, Amy Warden is a household name thanks to her Soap Challenge Club. She kicked off the club in 2012 with the peacock swirl technique, and thousands of bars later, soapers line up each month to learn, create, and grow in their art. “There are […]

Interview with Amy Warden of Soap Challenge Club



Would you like to learn new soaping techniques?Join a group of creative minds? Compete to win great prizes? Then the Soap Challenge Club is for you! Every month, the Soap Challenge Club offers a different technique or tutorial to help soapers expand their skills and have a great time doing […]

Gain amazing skills with Soap Challenge Club


When fall rolls around, there’s a certain staff member who gets really excited for October. Inevitably, Wicked Fragrance Oil gets mentioned. Wicked Fragrance is a blend of scents that are musky, sweet, citrusy, and sensual. One reviewer said it smells like their local tattoo parlor! It is warm, intriguing, and […]

Wicked Is the Perfect Fragrance for Intrigue


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Ok. I’ve been holding off on the fun Halloween projects, but I can’t wait any longer! I saw spider loofas when I was surfing the internet one day, but I couldn’t find any instructions or a credible source. Grab the kids, and let’s have some fun! So here are my […]

Surprising and Fun Spider Loofas in Under 5 Minutes



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Ever wondered how to boost citrus scents in soap? Try using citrus zest! It’s hard not to love fresh, uplifting citrus scents, but they can be a challenge to hold in cold process soap. Fresh zest helps lock in that elusive scent. Another option is to anchor citrus with base […]

How To Give Your Soap an Ultimate Citrus Boost


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I bet you expected “ice cream,” right? We have something else for you to scream about – Osmanthus Fragrance Oil. This scent is a favorite with just about everyone who gets a whiff. It comes from the flower of a plant in the olive and lilac family. Common names include […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Osmanthus!


We recently sent out some samples of St. John’s Wort Extract as gifts with orders, and we received some inquiries as to how such a product should be used. Extracts are an easy way to get the beneficial properties of botanicals into a usable form. People have been doing it […]

All About Extracts



Are you a person who practically dances when the first crop of cherries arrives each spring? Get ready to dance some more – Black Cherry Flavor is here! Imagine biting into the most perfectly ripe cherry. The sweet flavor floods your mouth as you close your eyes in bliss. Now […]

Wish granted: Fabulous Black Cherry has arrived!


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Way back in April, I did an experiment to see how Illipe Butter and Cocoa Butter worked in soap. I made two identical batches, except one used Illipe Butter and the other Cocoa Butter. Click here to read the original post. Now that the soap has had ample time to […]

Follow-Up on Illipe Butter/Cocoa Butter Comparison Soaps


While the name may sound unfamiliar, the scent is not. Litsea Cubeba has a sharp and tangy smell like lemon, only sweeter, with floral undertones. The essential oil is steam distilled from the fruit of an evergreen shrub that grows in Southeast Asia. Common names are may (mei) chang and […]

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil