Shea Butter is an industry standard in skin care. Its luscious creaminess gives lotions a heavenly texture and great moisturizing ability. It’s a solid oil, but not brittle, making it easy to work with. Sal Butter is remarkably similar to Shea, but it stands on its own as a dry […]

Shea Butter-Sal Butter Comparison Lotion


A friend with two growing boys asked me recently what I’d recommend for helping with growing pains. She said her boys sometimes wake up with pain in their legs, and she wanted something that would comfort and relax them so they could go back to sleep. The real medicine of […]

Mom’s TLC Massage Cream


I can’t help but call this soap Spuds. It probably has more to do with the shape of the soap, but don’t these look just like potatoes? I used our Soap Stone silicone mold, which makes a rounded stone-like shape. It’s a comfortable shape to hold in the hand. And […]

Making Spuds



My son bought the cutest soap mold as a Christmas for me, and I could hardly wait to use it! I pondered what wonderful soap I’d create for this mold. I’ve been using the same recipe a lot lately, and I wanted to mix things up a bit. (Plus I […]

Beer Soap in my Christmas Gift


Comparing the hardness of finished bars of melt and pour.
Recently we had a customer ask us how to make their melt and pour soap firmer, so I have been busy in the blog kitchen doing some testing. I have three methods that I have tested to see whether or not they make melt and pour soap firmer. First things […]

Is it Possible to Make Melt and Pour Soap Firmer? ...


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How much does getting your period affect your everyday life? Probably not much. You grab a pad or tampon, and you go about your usual day. Maybe you have cramps or a headache, but you can take a pill to manage that. Now imagine how that would all change if […]

Charity Focus – Days for Girls



This batch of soap was a great example of several small mistakes turning into a disaster! I have a tiny test batch-sized recipe that makes two bars in the mold I wanted to use, but I wanted to make 8 bars. So I recalculated the recipe and set out to […]

Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned


Finished bars of soap made with Cranberry Fiber and Apple Jack Fragrance Oil.
We recently had a technical support call concerning the use of Cranberry Fiber in cold process soap. Our advice is to use one tablespoon per pound of oils in your recipe. Since I have some Cranberry Fiber I have wanted to use, I grabbed my soaping supplies to make some […]

Using Cranberry Fiber in Cold Process Soap


Merry Christmas from all of us here at MMS! We hope that your day will been spent with those close to your heart and enjoyed new or old traditions that make today special. Whether your traditions include breakfast, dinner, pajamas, gift exchanges or others, we hope they brought some cheer […]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!



Do you get to the end of the month/quarter/year and just want to cry? Is paperwork bogging down your creative mind? You are not alone! Let us help you get organized in 2019 so you spend more time making personal care products and less time shuffling papers. JAN – DEC Start with 12 file […]

Keeping Organized Without Pain


If you aren’t reconciling your checking account, purchases, or your credit card statement, you need to start doing this in 2019! Get the software. I love Quicken for tracking small accounts like personal or small business expenses. I have a love/hate relationship with QuickBooks, which suffers from “feature-itis.” Talk to your accountant to get […]

Finance Tracking


Instability is like frayed rope.
Uh oh! You knew this was coming. We hate it when political strife increases prices, but that is what we are looking toward in 2019. As a general rule, tariffs and supply shortages are causing prices to go up in a mere few weeks. We have been watching a few price increases […]

Instability Causing Price Increases