Handmade Soap Coach (Handcrafted Soapmaking and Bath and Body Classes )

Handmade Soap Coach

August 9, 2012

The beauty of nature is always refreshing and spellbounding to me. It is amazing what looking at a beautiful flower or even up in the sky at big white fluffy clouds will do to lift your spirits. The picture above is of hibiscus flowers in my yard. I have serveral colors from white, pink, fushia to deep red. On this particular day the pink hibiscus caught my attention and I had to take a picture and of course post it on Facebook. From that posting a discussion brewed and led the the recent blog post below about the beauty secrets hibiscus flower possess. I was intrigued by the beauty of this flower and the big beautiful blooms had opened up to greet me and smile at me to brighten my day. I encourage you all if you need a pick me up look to nature…it will do it every time!

NEW at the BLOG

NEW! 10 Beauty Secrets about Hibiscus Flower

NEW! Featured Student: Ayanna Ngina

Ask the Soap Coach: How to Buy a Scale

Inside Scoop: 10 Things about Lavender

6 Steps to Prepare for Holiday Sales

5 Reasons to Join a Soap Making Group

Ask the Soap Coach: Help My Soap Stink

Wonder Working Lavender Essential Oil

Featured Student – Kim Jones of Urban Tranquility

Growing Your Soap Making Biz List with Technology

Helping to Heal Domestic Violence with Soap Making


Chemistry Lesson: How Soap is Made?

Is Your Soap Disappearing?

Tattoo Soap Tutorial



Check out the line up of topics and co-hosts already scheduled for the month of July. We are gonna have a chatting good time! Mark you calendars for every Thursday from 8:00 – 8:30 pm! See ya there!

Missed the June 2012 #HandmadeChats? Here is a link with a recap and the transcripts for each of the chats.

#HandmadeChat: Organizing Your Day for Maximum Productivity

#HandmadeChat: Getting Things Done with Young Children Around

#HandmadeChat: Content Ideas for Your Newsletter or Blog

#HandmadeChat: Recap on Using Herbs as Natural Colorants

#HandmadeChat: Recap on How to Wholesale Your Products

#HandmadeChat: Recap on How to Make Money Teaching DIY Classes

#HandmadeChat: Recap on How to Use Milk in Handmade Soap


See what the students are doing while class is in session!

Transparent Soap Making (4/18/12)
Lotion Making (4/1/12)
Body Butters and Whips (4/1/12)
Basic CP Soap Making (3/25/12)
Bath and Body from Your Kitchen (3/18/12)
Liquid Soapmaking (03/11/12)

"Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh

You’ve seen them. Perhaps you have even ordered a pair of shoes from them. The story about Zappos is one entrepreneur type book you definitely need to have in your bookshelf.

I read this book last year as part of a book club. It was one of the best books ever. It will re-ignite your desire for your business and to provide quality customer service while building your brand and your business culture.

It will make you laugh as you read along but at the same time you will be able to identify with the budding entrepreneur Tony Hsieh as he goes through challenges while building the Zappos brand.


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Classes held in two locations
Pooka Boutique – 15 S. Essex Avenue, Orange, NJ
373 Route 46 West, Building D, Suite 250, Fairfield, NJ 07004

For a full list of current class offerings check the class calendar.

Basic Cold Process Soap Making – Satuday, August 25, 2012 10am- Fairfield, NJ
Advance Cold Process Soap Making – Saturdaey, August 25, 2012 1pm – Fairfield, NJ
Body Butters and Whips – Sunday, September 9, 2012 10am – Orange, NJ
Lotion and Cream Making – Sunday, September 9, 2012 1pm – Orange, NJ
One Day Soap Making Intensive – Saturday, September 15, 2012 10am – Fairfield, NJ
Bath and Body from Your Kitchen – Saturday, September 22, 2012 10am – Fairfield, NJ

Liquid Soap Making – Saturday, September 22, 2012 1pm – Fairfield, NJ

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Picture Submitted by student after unmolding soaps from a private CREATE YOUR OWN SESSION on swirling.

“Thank you so much for the private advanced lesson. I really enjoyed it….” ~ Brenda W.

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