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Sept/Oct 2015

Focus: Hot Process, Candle Making Troubleshooting & Displays


  • Savoir Faire
    Small but Perfectly Formed, by Melinda Coss
  • In The Lab
    I’m Positive, by Kevin Dunn
  • Book Review
    Beeswax Alchemy: A Review, by Suzanne Finley
  • Herbal Wisdom
    Healing Herbs in Your Backyard: Plantain, by Natalie Wilson
  • Candles
    Candle Trouble? Time to Troubleshoot, by Kyli Wolfson
  • Working Smarter
    Killer Holiday Market Table Designs, by Michelle Rhoades
  • Potpourri
    Visual Storytelling: Using Social Media to Market Your Brand, by Erica D. Pence
  • That’s Life
    We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, by Anissa Patten


  • Shower Butter: a Marriage of Soap and Butter, by Elham Eghbali
  • Hot Process Saves the Day, by Erica D. Pence



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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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I often hear hobbyist who make soap, cosmetics and candles describing themselves as, “I’m just a hobbyist,”  as if their work was less significant than the work of a business owner.  Is a hobbyist less knowledgeable, less skilled  or less significant than a business owner? Of course not! Let us take a look at why.…

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Congratulations to all of our 2015 Design Mania contest winners!! This years design contest was based on 4 spectacular design technique tutorials published in the May/June 2015 issue. Grand Prize Winner Daniela Naumann – Austria Turkish Embru Technique Elena Lobanok – Belarus Flower Power Technique Daniela Naumann – Austria Inverted Stamp Technique Svetlana…

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It’s time to get social! It is time to use social media to your advantage, that is. If you are like millions of other soap/bath & body/candle makers, you use social media. But, do you use it to spread the word about  your business? If not, you are missing out on the fastest growing method…

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