January 2016 - Saponifier is rebranding to: Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candles (print copies will be introduced)

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We are Saponifier, the digital magazine written to professional & aspiring Soapmakers, focusing on materials, design, techniques and solutions. Saponifier is the fastest growing independently published title within the handcrafted soap, toiletry, and candle making industry. Now approaching our 17th year of publication, Saponifier is published bimonthly (6x-year) in PDF format.

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Nov/Dec 2015

Focus: Favorites


  • Savoir Faire
    Love Your Enemy, by Melinda Coss
  • In The Lab
    Little White Lyes, by Kevin Dunn
  • Chemist Corner
    Creating Professional Products: A Basic Guide to Polymers/Gums, by Jane Barber
  • Herbal Wisdom
    The Favorite Musings of an Herbalist, By Natalie J Wilson
  • Candles
    My Wax and Scent Faves, by Kyli Wolfson
  • Potpourri
    How to Host a Successful SPA NIGHT for Both You and Your Customers PART 1, by Suzanne Finley
  • Wit & Whimsy
    My Raves and Faves, by Anissa Patten


Raves for Faves 2015, by Marina Tadiello


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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Do you prefer to make a small number of products all of the time, or do you often want to try something new? You might be the type who, once you make a product and are satisfied with it, be it soap, candles or cosmetics, you like making it over and over. You enjoy making…

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Voting has now closed! Once again it’s time for our annual ‘Raves for Faves’, where we survey and report what the industry of soap, cosmetic, and candle makers have been up to, what they prefer and what they are planning for the future. Again we are asking you to take a couple minutes and report…

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