Inside Scoop: Herbal Balms and Salves

February 19, 2013

Next month, Melissa Rivera, owner of Naturally Good Soaps and Essence and Aroma will be back to teach how to make Herbal Balms and Salves. It wasn’t until trying Melissa’s Healing Salve last year on #IndieCruise that I became a fan.  I had a bit too much sun and had a little sunburn. I put […]

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#IndieCruise2013: Do The Math

February 14, 2013

For the third year I attended #IndieCruise which was held from February 2 – February 7th, 2013. We departed from Fort Lauderdale, FL and sailed to Belize and Cozumel.  During our days at sea we spent the day time in mastermind sessions. This year all the sessions had a common thread of how to make […]

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In 2013 Just Keep Swimming

December 31, 2012

One of my favorite movies is “Finding Nemo”. I don’t get to see it often but recently it has been resonating with me when I saw it on tv over the holiday season. My favorite all time scene is with Dory and Nemo’s Dad, Marlin. Marlin drops the mask into the deep sea which he […]

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Student Show and Tell: Gleydin’s 1st Grand Baby Shower

November 19, 2012

Some of the students who attend classes attend for the fun of it. They often will take a class over again. Recently one of my students scheduled to take the lotion making class again after the soy candle making class that day. This time she had a mission…favors for her daughter’s baby shower. She wanted […]

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Essential Oil 411: Orange EO

November 6, 2012

We all know that oranges are a great source of vitamin C. Not only are they refreshing to eat and drink they are also refreshing to smell. The clean sweet aroma of orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the orange by cold pressing. A whiff of orange essential oil after a hard […]

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Global Handwashing Day

October 15, 2012

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. This is the 5th year of recognizing this day. But what makes having a Global Handwashing Day necessary especially since we don’t live in a 3rd world country. Handwashing with soap is the number one way to prevent disease. Diarrheal illnesses and respiratory infections can be prevented just by getting in the habit […]

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5 Figures You Must Know to Run Your Business

October 4, 2012

Running a business can be fun and exciting. Especially if you are manufacturing creative items like soaps. Often we get caught up in the manufacturing and selling of the finished products that we don’t keep up with the bottom line. As a small business owner you need to understand your business financial numbers. It can […]

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Ask the Soap Coach: To Preserve Liquid Soap or Not to Preserve? That is the Question!

August 13, 2012

Dear Soap Coach: “ I currently make soy candles and bar soap (both cold process & hot process). I have made liquid soap for my own use. I joined a liquid soap group & there is such controversy about using preservatives in liquid soap both for and against. In your liquid soapmaking class, do you teach […]

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Build Deep Before Expanding Wide

August 10, 2012

This week I met with my cousin who retired from a major perfume company a few years ago to pick her brain about my soap line, Nyah. At the time her husband who is also retired (pharmaceutical sales), came home and he was briefed on what we were up to. I had mentioned about how […]

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The Power of Pinterest

August 6, 2012

Not another social media avenue that I have to maintain!!! I know what you are thinking cause I thought it too. But not until recently have I personally seen the power of pinterest. On my soap making parent website, Nyah I recently had a sale. Great right!  This time the sale was different because it […]

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