Master Batching for Beginners

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Going from hobby to business is exciting, challenging and intimidating for some soapmakers. Time is split between formulating, implementing that formulation and finding ways to sell; not to mention regular day to day activities! One method of manufacturing that has saved many Handcrafters quite a bit of time is master batching.  Master Batching is the process of mixing a large batch … Read More

Common Scents: All About Lavender

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Welcome to our new series, Common Scents! Common Scents is a series of articles exploring the history of commonly used essential oils and how they became so popular in modern day soap and cosmetic crafting. In this edition of Common Scents, we will explore the rich and royalty filled history of (almost) everyone’s favorite essential oil: lavender! Lavender first entered … Read More

HSCG Vendor Spotlight Essential Depot

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Greener Life Diamond

Greener Life Diamond In anticipation of their exciting new announcement regarding The Greener Life Diamond™, we recently caught up with Derek Hodges President and CEO of Essential Depot, Inc. to ask a few questions about the conceptualization and need for The Greener Life Diamond. Q. How did you come up with the Greener Life Diamond concept? A. It was a … Read More

Confirmed Speaker List

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We hope you can join us at the 2009 Conference in Palm Springs, California on May 12-14 at The Miramonte Resort & Spa.  We have been able to put together an amazing list of speakers with cutting edge topics and demonstrations.  Here is the list so far! Erin Brockovich – Keynote Speaker Donna Maria Coles Johnson – “Become Your Own … Read More