formerly Saponifier Magazine

Making Soap
Cosmetics & Candles

An independent magazine for the makers of handmade soap, cosmetics
and candles. Previously known as Saponifier, we now approach our 18th

year focusing on materials, design, techniques and solutions.
Published bimonthly (6x-yr) available in print and PDF formats.

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Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candles

Making Soap Mag  #76
May/June 2016

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Reserve your print copy before June 27th to receive $2 off the cover price and FREE U.S. shipping! Ships July 1st! Click here to read more or to pre-order!

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HAVE YOU ENTERED? YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T ENTER! THIS YEAR’S PRIZE PACKAGE IS WORTH OVER $1600.00  Registration Closes June 30, 2016 For details visit: Call for Entries

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We’re approaching our 18th year with the release of our July/Aug issue, and we want to offer you an anniversary sale deal! We’re giving away 100 discounted subscriptions at 50% off (1, 2, or 3 years). Subscribe at and use the promotion code “ANN50.” OFFER ENDS AUGUST 31, 2016 (or when 100 discounts are redeemed) DON’T… Read More

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“I gave soap (insert any handmade product) to my family and no one will use it. Why don’t they like my products?” Nearly everyone I know makes the same complaint. Why, indeed? Let’s look at some of the reasons they might not like what you make. The product is poorly made or presented. No, it’s… Read More

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The Submissions Process is NOW OPEN. We trust that many of you have been trying your hand at the designs presented in the May/June 2016 issue, and we’ll bet that you have one or two to show off. Now is the time. Here’s what you do: try the designs if you haven’t already and submit… Read More

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Clara Lindberg, 2015 Designer Soapmakers are endlessly showing photos of their work on social media. When someone develops a new swirl or technique that knocks our socks off,

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I’m a newbie to soap making and essential oils, (I started in February of this year) and I absolutely LOVE it. It feeds my soul. I can’t wait to get reading and trying out all the wonders you have in this magazine, thank you for putting it out there!

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