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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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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Bubble bars, bath bombs or fizzies, bath melts. . . these colorful bath treats have become incredibly popular in recent years, due in no small part to what I call, “The Lush™ Effect.” For those of you who don’t know what Lush™ is, it is arguably the biggest trend in bath and body retailing in… Read More

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If you are part of social media–and who isn’t these days –you will see photos of soap, candles and bath and body products. Chances are, you have posted photos of your own. Have you ever thought about  protecting them? I am not speaking here of others copying your work. It stands to reason that if… Read More

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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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