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 #74
January/February 2016

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United States

AustinTexas Natural Supply, Austin, TX
QuakertownCandles & Supplies, Quakertown, PA
SalemArtemisia Botanicals, Salem, MA
SeattleThe Handmade Academy, Seattle, WA
St LouisKarMel’s Kraft Supplies, St Louis, MO


OntarioSaffire Blue, Tillsonburg, ON


WorcestershireLittle Soap Company, Worcestershire, England

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Latest Updates

Opportunities to purchase supplies from new vendors or through co-ops or buys arise every day. Unfortunately, so does the potential for being cheated. It is nothing new; I can think of dozens of instances in my years in the industry. How can we avoid becoming prey to these schemes? Unfortunately, we cannot avoid it altogether,… Read More

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year always gives a tingle of excitement, wondering what is ahead. We hope and plan for success and happiness. Of course, we do not often plan for the negative events, the trying times; but when they happen, we pick ourselves up, brush the dust off and keep… Read More

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“The times, they are a-changin’,” goes the old saying, and so is the Saponifier! If you have not heard, the Saponifier is getting a fresh, new look.  Beginning in January, you will no longer see the familiar title, but Making Soap, Cosmetics and Candles, instead. We at the Saponifier are excited about these changes and… Read More

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“I want to make a soap that will be all right for everybody,” a soapmaker recently said to me. She went on to say, “I want a soap that nobody is allergic to and one that nobody will object to any of the ingredients.” Sounds good on the surface, doesn’t it? No skin reactions and… Read More

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Saponifier is now aimed at hitting a larger demographic market. NORTH LAKEWOOD, October 15, 2015 – Magazines continually struggle to balance the realities and aspirations of the communities they speak to. Leaning too far one way, too often, can be isolating. It’s an issue Saponifier has weighed for the last couple years and the magazine… Read More

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We so often focus on the negative, but today I am excited to share a story of friendship and determination that will surely warm your heart. Over a year ago, Trisha Magistro became ill, and after a fever lasting several days, she went to her doctor. She shortly found herself in the hospital with Necrotizing… Read More

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What Our Readers Think

Ok THIS is why I subscribe to the Saponifier. Kathy just hit me up on FB after seeing my post and said I had an unused Gift Card and renewed my subscription. How many biz’s are that honest. Aside from the GREAT articles, I love her and her ethics as well. Get yours or give a gift subscription today! You’ll be glad you did.

Amazing and awesome magazine, I love it!!! Thanks for everything!!!!

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!

I just love your magazine; I always learn something new!!!

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