July 6, 2012


Handmade Soap Coach
July 6 , 2012

Fireworks! They are so awesome! I love to watch them go up in the air and wait in anticipation of what beautiful colors and designs will burst in the dark night sky. Boom! Boom! Boom! Each one beautiful and unique full of color and brightness!

I hope your summer is booming just like the fireworks! Full of color and brightness as you enjoy the summer heat, the summer bbq’s and of course your summer vacations!!!

I wish each and everyone of your a wonderful summer full of firework type moments that you will always remember.

Next weekend we will feature Soap Camp on Saturday and Sunday July 14th and 15th. See the list of class offerings for the weekend. Save $50 if you book both days!

NEW at the BLOG

NEW! Ask the Soap Coach: How to Buy a Scale

NEW! 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: 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 – Sunday, July 8, 2012 10am- Orange, NJ
Advance Cold Process Soap Making – Sunday, July 8, 2012 – Orange, NJ
SOAP CAMP WEEKEND – Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th – Fairfield, NJ

SOAP CAMP Saturday Classes: CP Soap Cupcakes, Do It Yourself Product Photography, DIY Soap Mold Making

SOAP CAMP Sunday Classes: Soap Couture, Soy Candlemaking

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Are you a past student who has started or expanded your business after taking one of our classes? We would love to feature you in an upcoming blog post. Please let us know you are interested by sending us an email.

Interested in having the Handmade Soap Coach at your organization? Looking for an activity for your next Ladies Night? Request more information to coach@handmadesoapcoach.com.


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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