Scams: How to Avoid Them

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

Can You Please Everybody?

“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