Tips & Tricks

Guest Post: Understanding Tallow for Soaping

Back when people first started making soap, there were only two readily-available ingredients: lye and tallow. Tallow is basically animal fat rendered for soapmaking, and many soapers still use tallow […]

Guest Post: Formulating Scrubs and Body Butters

Who doesn’t love a luxurious, skin-loving body butter? Butters and lotions are great because there a whole range of skin-loving ingredients to use. Want a whipped shea body butter, avocado […]

How to Use the Swirl Tools

I’ve been obsessed with the new Swirl Tools since we introduced them earlier this year. I love the precision I can get in a design across the entire surface of […]

Guest Post: Exfoliants in Soap

In addition to beautiful colors and fantastic fragrances, exfoliants can add a touch of interest to soap to make it extra special. Bramble Berry carries 19 exfoliants, from Bamboo Powder […]

Guest Post: Nailing New Trends in Nail Polish

In this Soap Guild 2014 recap post, guest blogger Jodi Chen walks us through the ins and outs of creating your own nail polish. The session was presented by Christina […]

Jazzed about Gel Phase

One of the many great aspects of soaping is the freedom to customize nearly every part of the recipe. From the colors to the design to the fragrance, there are […]

How to Clean Oily Containers

Here’s a quick video illustrating one of my all time favorite clean-up tricks. After making lip stick recently, I was faced with a dark red, oily and waxy mess. It […]

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