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Jan
13

Environmental Business

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Torres Strait TradingMy name is Becky Adams
My business is called Torres Strait Trading

I am 22 year old English girl who lives in Papua New Guinea. I moved to Australia on my own when I was 18, moving here to PNG 9 months ago. TST is run by my partner and I. We get our supplies from local individuals and micro businesses whom make everything by hand and in traditional ways. We operate on fair trade principles and pay a fair price for everything. We sell noni oil, soaps, bilums (traditional bags), bilum clothes (dresses made in the same way as the bilums), moustache waxes(that I make myself) and various other PNG things for health, fashion and vanity. We also are experimenting implementation of VLOM renewable energies in remote villages that are cheap, easily maintained and 100% environmental and sound in cost. We use your vitamin E oil to keep our noni oil fresher (Vitamin e is used to help prevent oils from oxidizing) and are looking into making all natural cosmetics, using your optiphen as a preservative.  We like that you ship world wide!!

We started TST after moving to PNG and discovering the exceptional natural products that this tropical country provides, that are produced at an individual village level, such as noni oil and soaps. Our fashion items are beautiful and traditional, like all our products, are made by local people in either villages or urban settlements. All our models are local village girls. We decided that this business was a great opportunity given the rarity of these things in the world, but it is also a chance to do something beneficial for the beautiful people of this country who have adopted us into their families and tribes. PNG is a poor and small 3rd world country. Also, we are building a traditional bamboo and grass house in a remote village in the highlands, as well as a coastal village in Port Moresby, our friends have allowed us to build on their family lands because we have become so close. This is very rare for ex pats, these houses will also be “show homes” for our renewable technologies.

Dec
09

Top 45 Natural Beauty Blogs

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award-natural-beautyReady to discover the world of natural beauty but don’t know where to start? Welcome to some of the most highly regarded and informational blogs out there. I wanted to offer a one-stop resource for readers new to all the benefits, brands, and tips behind natural beauty, so I have compiled what I have found to be some of the best natural beauty blogs around.

I support them so much that I’ve created a badge for them to display and be endorsed as one of the top natural beauty blogs on the Internet. There is no particular order to the list below, so feel free to start from the bottom up. Truly, they will all offer you a wonderful resource on your natural beauty journey.

1. ABlogAboutLove.com – Fall in love all over again with this heart-warming blog written from true accounts. She shares the secrets to loving yourself, discovering your own natural beauty, and how she attracted the love she deserved. Beautifully inspiring, uplifting, and a bit of a tear-jerker.

2. Patrice – Known as the ‘Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging,” Patrice has been sharing the tips of the trade for natural hair and beauty tips for years. She has been featured in dozens of magazines, radio shows, and covered the red carpet at some of your favorite award shows. It seems the world can’t get enough of Patrice, and neither can we.

3. Alison Claire – Alison has over 30 years experience as a natural health practitioner. She has specialized in working with clients with skin sensitivities, and helping them discover natural alternatives to otherwise harsh treatments. Alison loves helping women discover their natural beauty, and has created a place to share the joys of her career.

4. Annie – Annie loves animals about as much as she loves makeup. She’s a professional makeup artists with a contagious smile and addicting affinity for all things natural. She loves to share what products she loves, and hates, and how to achieve the best you, naturally.

5. Bailey Rose – This beauty is a certified Makeup Artist, Skincare and Fragrance Specialist, with a love for all things natural. Since she began her employment with an Integrative Pharmacy, she became a natural beauty advocate. She specializes in natural health alternatives, as well as natural and organic beauty products, and believes in the true benefits of both.

6. Ms.Toi – Ms. Toi is a one-stop natural beauty source. She posts helpful tutorial videos to teach you the tips and tricks of the latest looks, while helping you navigate those overwhelming makeup aisles to get the best products at the best price. Shop her site, and stay in the comfort of your own home with products you can trust.

7. BeautyHigh – Fashion tips and beauty secrets from celebrities to every day people. ‘Beauty High,’ is a great source for all things beautiful and natural, and how to achieve them at any age with any income. Discover secrets for perfect eyebrows, and what you don’t know about straightening your hair.

8. BotanicChoice.com – Customers have been trusting ‘Botanic Choice,’ for their natural lifestyles since 1910! If that’s not impressive enough, they host everything you could need from vitamins, to natural beauty products, with exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else. Did I mention a money-back guarantee? What could be better?

9. Sue – Sue is a charming Irish mom that shares her whit and charm in this catch-all blog. A mom to teenage boys, she shares the clarity turning 30 brought her, as a teen-mom. Enjoy her movie and product reviews, things that make her laugh, and beauty and nails.

10. Ann Colville Somma – Cult of Pretty,’ is the result of Ann’s love for all things beautiful. She does development and innovation in the beauty industry, and has tried and tested famous brands to ‘never-heard-of-em,’ brands and shares the low-down on both. Ask Ann you burning beauty questions, or follow along as she shares tips and reviews as a beauty insider.

11. Danielle – Danielle’s mission is a truly beautiful one, ” Inspire you to embrace the natural wonders beneath the surface of the earth. Let nature in and toxins out!” Follow Danielle’s advice for discover the key components to a naturally beautitful lifestyle, and how all we really need we’re given by Mother Earth.

12. Tiffany – Tiffany is a wife, mom, but most notably a concerned citizen with a teency addiction to natural beauty products. She considers her blog a tool to help her readers navigate the overwhelming jungle of natural beauty products. She hopes to teach them how to transition into a safer, healthier beauty routine that can be as easy as it can be inexpensive and beneficial.

13. EccoBella.com – Ecco Bella,’ was started out of protest of using makeup tested on animals, with a mission that expanded to inventing glorious natural beauty products from the universe of organics and nutraceuticals as well. Ecco Bella has been a pioneer in natural beauty since 1992, and has since then obtained the bragging rights that 50-70% of their products are organic. A wonderful place to shop and support natural beauty.

14. Laura Klein – If you consider yourself a conscious consumer, than Eco Salon is for all your culture and fashion needs. Considered the number one most read conscious culture and fashion wesbite, this is a brilliant hub of resources sure to educate and delight your conscious consumer pallet.

15. Charmaine Leah Cianciullo – Charmaine Leah Cianciullo is a professional esthetician and skin therapist with a deep passion for beauty and living a natural lifestyle. Charmaine is a former model and is an advocate for a positive body image and a balanced lifestyle. She hopes to share her belief that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them.

16. Sophie Uliano – New York Times best-selling author,Sophie Uliano, is a healthy beauty advocate, and passionate environmentalist. Though she has been a “green girl,” for nearly three decades, she said her epiphony happened when she was pregnant with her daughter. She came to realize as she scrutinized over labels and ingredients, that it is our god-given right to have clean air, water, and food. Read her inspiration posts, and discover the passion behind an eco-friendly lifestyle of this natural beauty.

17. Huda Kattan – This natural beauty has the brains to boot; A hollywood trained celebrity makeup artist has become an award winning blogger with her beauty tips and tricks, and sure-to-love natural beauty that shines through every post. Follow Huda around the world through products, reviews, and her personal life.

18. Iona – Iona’s blog is beautifully humble and wildly educational to those that are passionate about finding the balance between natural products and maintaining their sanity. She doesn’t limit her posts to products, she also shares her thoughts around internal beauty, practical and spiritual elements, and a taste of the “urban yogi” lifestyle.

19. Indie – Quite possibly one of the most inspirational start-up stories I’ve ever read; Indie isn’t just a blogger, she’s a hero. After she conquered a life-threatening brain tumor, she awoke with a new take on life, and the environmentally toxic lifestyle that was believed to be the culprit of her illness. She put her passion to work and created a chic and eco-friendly namesake collection made of the finest ingredients on earth.

20. Aleigh – It’s so lovely when someone shares their passion in a way that feels like their just giving it away. Aleigh is a talented writer that has an affinity for natural beauty products, DIY’s, beauty inspiration and so much more to fit into her blog. A nationally published writer, stop by and see what products Aleigh is loving, or not, and where to find them/

21. Jessa – Jessa Blades is a one-woman show. She ditched her toxic makeup routine in 2008 and founded Blades Natural Beauty, where she shares her natural beauty expert tips while calling attention to the importance of natural ingredients. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also a women’s health advocate, where she works closely with The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and Turning Teens Green.

22. Kim Wallace – This busy beauty addict shares a glimpse into her life through pictures and posts that we can’t seem to get enough of. A natural beauty advocate, Kim shares her natural and organic product reviews, her must-have, and even dumps out her purse on occasion to show you what she travels with.

23. Kate – Kate gets personal with her readers, and we love the honesty behind her writing, and sharing her passion for natural beauty. She’s following the footsteps of her mother, a natural beauty advocate that did her research and spent some time studying with naturopaths to teach her daughter, ” what goes in must come out.” Kate believes that natural beauty radiates when we take care of ourselves properly, and that starts with being aware of what we’re putting in our bodies.

24. MakeupMoxie.com – What a goldmine of beauty tips right at your fingertips! ‘Makeup Moxie,’ started as a hub of trials and errors; favorites and less-than crowd pleasing products were tried and tested to save readers their time and money with a one-stop resource. A culmination of style, spirit, intelligence, and always a sense of humor, a go-to blog for all things beautiful and honest.

25. Michelle – Michelle has faced her share of beauty-woes, and hopes to share her lessons with her readers to spare them the troubles she faced. Her secrets? Well, you’ll have to read to find out, but I’ll give you two hints: beauty sleep and natural cosmetics.

26. NaturalBeautyLifestyle.com – Finally, a holistic beauty site that sees the whole picture! ‘Natural Beauty Lifestyle,’ believes natural beauty starts way before what products we put on our skin; It starts with a healthy, active lifestyle with a positive view on life. Learn the tips and tricks to shine your natural beauty with out having to invest a fortune to do so.

27. NaturalBeautyWorkshop.com – Handmade, natural beauty products, articles, tips, interviews, reviews, recipes, and resources all in one place. Share your thoughts, questions, and feedback in a welcoming environment where consumer meets producer for trust and honesty. Shop with confidence, and let your inner beauty shine.

28. NaturalHairBeauty.com – If you’re tired of damaging and destroying your hair, then ‘Natural Hair Beauty,’ is the place for you. Share, learn, and share your stories with readers that face the same struggles and successes as you. Stay tuned for updates, spot-light artists, new talents, products, and more.

29. NoMoreDirtyLooks.com – Discover the truth about beauty products and let Siobhan and Alexandra be your expert guides to safe and clean cosmetics. These clean beauty experts don’t just know natural beauty, that live it. With media gigs and speaking engagements, they still humbly say they are just two regular women trying to look their best and helping women do the same.

30. OrganicBeautyView.com – Are you curious about all the hype about the natural beauty world, but not sure how or why to make the crossover? ‘Organic Beauty View,’ is a timeless resource for those new to exploring the benefits of a natural lifestyle, what it entails, and how to start the sometimes daunting transition.

31. Brandie – Brandie is out to dispel the myth that organic and natural is only for tree-hugging granola bar eaters. Brandie shares how she navigates through a toxic-indundated society with her 11 years of experience, dating back to pre-smartphone-era when she used to carry around her ingredient list of “things to avoid.”

32. Mehak – Peaches and Blush,’ started two years ago as an Indian beauty and makeup blog and quickly became one of the most popular sites for Indian beauty, fashion, and brides. Follow Mehak on her international travels, beauty trials and reviews, and all things Indian beauty and bridal.

33. Rachel Odem – Model and “mommapreneur,” Rachel Odem is a name to know. After marrying the love of her life and having three beautiful babies, Rachel took a leap and started her own beauty line, Rachel O. Beauty, in effort to spend more time with her family. How did she do? Well, to say the least, you could say it was a successful leap. Check her out and discover why she’s become an international source for true beauty.

34. Refinery29.com – For all things fashionable and beautiful, ‘Refinery 29,’ is the United States largest independent fashion and style website. Their ever-growing audience calls for an ever-expanding staff with different niche audiences, experiences, and tastes. Follow new trends and pick up some great how-to tips along the way.

35. Renata Helfman – Renata is practically the poster child for eco-beauty. Internationally published in dozens of magazine, Renata has made a name for herself beyond a celebrity makeup artist. She has made her biggest mark in offering celebrity faces alternatives to unhealthy, chemical laden personal care. Her passion led her to open Vert, the first eco-chic boutique in the nation, in Los Angeles.

36. Purely Posh - Did you know the average each woman applies 12 different products to her skin each day, totaling about 500 different chemicals? ‘Purely Posh,’ is passionate about bringing awareness to the dangers of chemicals we put on, and in, our skin. Explore their educational blog to learn about products, ingredients, and tips to apply your makeup beautifully and easily. Then shop to purchase products with the finest ingredients, tried and tested.

37. Ayesha – Ayesha takes a break from her career as a Pharmacist to share her love of beauty products. Her videos feature her monthly favorites, along with tutorials and reviews of her favorite, and not so favorite, natural hair, beauty, and nail products.

38. SkinKissedNatural.com – Skin Kissed Naturals,’ is a full line of premier quality, natural skin care products for the face and body. Pure, simple, and naturally beautiful are some descriptors I think every woman wouldn’t mind using. Discover the simple beauty in chemical-free products, and educate yourself through the SKN blog filled with wonderful resources and learning materials.

39. TheBeautyShortList.com – The Beauty Shortlist,” is 100% behind ethical, green, cruelty-free beauty brands such as Weleda, Dr Haushka, Balance Me and Green People. Discover natural beauty through aromatheraphy, oils, and chemical-free products that will make you feel as beautiful on the outside as your do consciously with your purchase.

40. TheCleanBeautyBlog.com – The Clean Beauty Blog,’ is about beauty in it’s purest form; untainted and unharmed by chemicals and toxins. They’re passionate about makeup without fillers or parabens that deliver clean, natural beauty that’s good for your health and the environment. Read reviews, get the look, follow trends, or discover how eating clean effects your beauty factor too.

41. Natasha Uspensky – After facing a bit of a health scare a few years back, Natasha overhauled her lifestyle and embarked on a journey to become a true organic beauty. As a Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, she specializes in weight loss, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, and hormonal imbalance. She uses her blog as a way to share what she’s learned through her reserach, her own trials and errors, recipes, and tips to help her readers maximize their energy and their health.

42. Audreiana – Like most of us, Audreiana found herself relying on online reviews before making a purchase. When she found herself in the dark purchasing green beauty products, she decided to start ‘True Beauty By Nature,’ where she shares her honest reviews to help keep her readers informed to make worthy purchases. Follow her to discover natural must-have products like soy-based nail polish remover, and the hard-to-find natural volumizing shampoo’s that actually work.

43. Cori – Cori relates to her readers as a typical girl that loves beauty, food, and shopping but admits she’s always been a hippie at heart. Her passion for natural beauty stemmed out of her love for the earth, and her friend encouraging her to do some research on the products she was using. Well, parrabens led her to a cosmetic overhaul from lotions to makeup, and she generously shares what she’s learned and still learning with her readers.

44. Katie – Katie, also known as the ‘Wellness Mama,’ offers her charm and knowledge to help you sort through the wonderfully-overwhelming world of bad healthy advice to help you life a healthier life. Katie shares what she’s learned in her research to provide her family the healthiest life possible, so that you can offer the same to yours.

45. Dima Al Mahsiri – Dima is like most women looking for the smoothest, healthiest, clearest, most beautiful looking skin we can achieve. At what cost? Well, Dima says she’s tried everything and she’ll share her golden rule: “the more natural, the better.” Follow her tips for your healthiest looking skin without suffering through ingredient lists you can’t pronounce.

Oct
15

Top 50 Soap Making Blogs

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soap making blogs

Soap making has grown from a hobby, to a seriously competitive trade that attracts new talent all the time. The trick is finding the right soap making blogs to get the best recipes, ingredient list, tutorials, and expert advice to learn the pro’s tips on soap making. What I have created is the ultimate online resource that compiles the best of the best soap making blogs into one post.

I wanted to create a quality resource for people seeking information about soap making so I’ve collected what I believe to be some of the top soap making blogs out there. I endorse them so much that I’ve created a badge for them to display and be endorsed as one of the top soap making blogs on the Internet. The order below is not in any particular order. They are all #1 in my eyes.

Best Soap Making Blogs

1. Evik – The Curious Soapmaker – Evik has been making soap since she accidentally discovered a natural soap making book while browsing her favorite book store. Suddenly, she became more interested in a natural lifestyle and became a vegetarian and started learning more about the products and ingredients she was using in her every day life. Learn from her passion for soapmaking, the importance of selecting the proper ingredients, and basic recipes tutorials and principles.

2. Jennifer Young – Jennifer has a successful business of soaps, lip balms, salves and more. What makes her, and her blog, stand out are the four principles she runs her business by: she enjoys what she does, only uses natural ingredients in her products, supports the local community and economy, and treats the environment well. Kuddos to you Jennifer!

3. Amanda Griffin – Amanda shares her passion for soap making, and her gratitude for being a part of the “soaping” community. She loves all things soap, including talking, sharing, and teaching soap making. Follow her site for handmade soap, bath and body products, reviews, interviews, how-to’s and more.

4. Ruth Esteves – Ruth was trained as a laboratory assistant, and found herself craving more creativity in her life. She fused her passion for soapmaking with a career, and has successfully combined her talents for a business that “feeds her soul,” since 2006. Now she sells, teaches, and speaks about soapmaking and has even recently published her first eBook.

5. Rebecca Dillon – Soap Delicatessen is a one woman operation that has been running since 2001. She started out making soap as an alternative to commercial brands that often irritated her very sensitive skin. Over a decade later, now she creates her own unique recipes for various skin and bath products and sells them on her site.

6. Rene Whitlock – Rene started with aromatherapy and essential oils before she discovered her love for soap making. Now she passionately shares her discovery for better ingredients, natural products, and converting commercial product consumers to products more beneficial for their skin and the planet.

7. TheSoapBar.com – The Soap Bar is a fun spot for the soap makers out there. This site is loaded with contests, challenges, creative new tips and ideas, and wonderful tutorials to keep your soap making fresh and inspired. Follow along for wonderful recipes and a fun community of soap makers.

8. TheSoapMagician - Sharon has done her homework and has plenty of certificates to prove it. She has been making soap for well over a decade, and has no plans on stopping. Share her fountain of knowledge from aromatherapy to holistic uses of herbs, and how she incorporates all that into soap making.

9. TheSoapSister.com – This country gal loves her handmade soap and she can’t deny it! Her soap, Heirloom, is featured in local shops and on etsy. She shares the joys of soapmaking, making a messing, learning the tricks, and more on her oh-so-passionate blog.

10. TierraVerdeSoaps.com – A true self-proclaimed soap nerd, this mom has an entrepenurial spirit and a true talent at that. Follow her exploration of soap making where art meets science. Beautiful pictures are always the end result that you’ll find yourself wishing you could smell through your computer screen.

11. Stacie – Another successful business created as the result of a suffering tale of overly sensitive skin. Stacie’s first line of products resulted in her true love for sharing her results with others and the benefits she discovered in natural soaps. Share her recipes and learn about her new products, and cute crafts, on this charming site.

12. Angela – Angela, and her husband Brian, are the savvy creators of this blog that will educate and inspire you to spend more time together creating healthier, more natural products for you and your family. Browse their recipes and tutorials; it’s a great place to get started at making your own soaps.

13. SoaphisticatedLady.com – Beginner soap makers rejoice; here is the perfect spot for you to try your talent at soap making. Learn the basic process of melt-and-pour (MAP) soap making, and new tips and tricks “not available anywhere else.” A wonderful place to learn recipes, colors, and fragrance tips for your first, or twentieth batch of soaps.

14. Gavin Webber – Gavin’s site is delightfully personal, refreshingly real, and absolutely inspiring. He deems himself an ordinary man that had a sudden epiphony while watching a documentary and seriously overhauled his life. Follow his progressively shrinking carbon footprint, and marvel at his conversion to a green life.

15. TheNerdyFarmWife.com – A true self-proclaimed soap nerd, this mom has an entrepenurial spirit and a true talent at that. Follow her exploration of soap making where art meets science. Beautiful pictures are always the end result that you’ll find yourself wishing you could smell.

16. Tiggy – Future Primitive Soap Co.’ is Tiggy’s blog to share, and sell, her fine bath goods and aromatic oils. With names as catchy as the ingredients list, you will likely be as intrigued as you are curious. Inspire the soapmaker in you, or buy from the creator of soaps like, “Mama Didn’t Listen So I Told The Bees soap.”

17. Annie – Follow Annie’s adventures through soap making and “other things.” Shop her homemade lip balms, custom cupcake soaps, and body butters. She posts her creations on her blog, often swaying reading over to her “shop,” section linking to her good-enough-to-eat etsy store where she sells all of her fabulous creations.

18. Jenny – From melt-and-pour soap making to cold process soap, Jenny shares her hobbyist adventures in all things soapy. Follow her recipes through candle making, soaps of all colors and styles, and even men’s shaving cream.

19. BurntMill.com – This busy crafter may slack on the updates, but certainly not on the content. Follow some amazing recipes for colorful soaps. Learn how to make soap for a baby or bridal shower from start to finish, or give soap to friends and family and save some money this holiday.

20. SoapAndRestless.com – Did you know pictures of soap could literally make your mouth water? If you don’t believe me, check out ‘Soap and Restless,’ and just scroll through the photos. Those soaps are so beautifully made they honestly look good enough to eat. What’s not to love that the recipes, and plenty of tips and tricks, are shared for readers to delightfully attempt to recreate.

21. Erin Nute – Erin has learned the in’s and out’s of soap making and is happy to share her successes, and failures, so that you can create your own natural products. She’ll teach you layering techniques, color tips, and even how to make a long-lasting bar of soap. If you like what you read, you can pick up her new book, “Soap Making Made Easy.”

22. Patrice – Even those that don’t make soaps will fall in love with Patrice’s blog. She shares her passion for soap making, candle making, bath goods, and oil, but her personality is what keeps you coming back for more. Patrice has been at it for years, so share what she’s learned and have fun!

23. Bianca – This Brooklyn-based beauty is a full-time designer and hobbyist soap maker. Her blog is a meeting place for the best of both of her talents; where soap making meets design. Eye candy for the masses here, but definitely visual inspiration for the soap makers and designer readers.

24. Claudia Mold – Follow a busy mom of six through crafting projects, soap making, cooking, of raising her kids. Learn the recipe behind her “happy,” rainbow soap, or her mouth-watering handmade cheeseburger.

25. Erica Pence – Erica’s blog is more inspiration than the secrets of soap making, and if I were you, I’d listen. This business woman is savvy, successful, and passionate about what she does. She shares all of her interests from bath and body, to candles and business advice. Need more? Check out her tutorials and contests.

26. HorseOPeaceRanch.com – What a fun story behind this successful soap making business. After deciding to use some leftover goat’s milk to make some soap, an event 10 days later led to the first selling and teaching of soap making. Business officially began just months later, and has been a success ever since.

27. Magdoline – Addicted to Soap,’ started out of a mom’s need to help her eczema diagnosed children heal their sensitive skin. An encouraging husband pushed her to start selling her beautiful creations, and alas, a business was born. Browse the site, take a class, discover the joy of soap making.

28. LionAndRoseSoap.com – Handmade soap is an art, a hobby, but most importantly a passion. ‘Lion and Rose Handmade Soap,’ has them all. Share in the day-to-day family life behind this soap-making mom, and enjoy her honest opinion, recipes, and delightful creations on her site.

29. Aunt Nancy – Aunt Nancy’s blog is chock-full of homemade soap recipes. From pumpkin soap, to oatmeal & honey goat milk soap, you’ll have enough recipes here to keep you busy for an entire year (and more!)

30. Amy Warden – Amy’s soap is a work of art. If you have a few minutes and want some inspiration, I highly recommend going to her website and reviewing the amazing concoctions she has created. Absolutely stunning!

31. Tatania – Tatania’s soap is so beautiful it looks more like artisan fudge. I’d caution you against making her banofee pie soap as you really might confuse it for fudge!

32. Cee – Cee’s soap recipes are so unique! Pumpkin maple soap… Doesn’t get any better than that for fall, does it? How about a gift for mom of cocoa butter soap with lavender and lemon infused oil? My goodness! A must bookmark blog.

33. Jennifer – Add Jennifer to your list of soap blogs you must follow. From peppermint bark soap to polka dot themed apple, peach & cinammon, her soap recipes will inspire you for hours.

34. HomeMadeBathProducts.com – HomeMadeBathProducts is a site I know you will love! The writers feature great recipes and products from around the web.

35. Angela – Jamaican vanilla café, Hummingbird, Hula Hula… Angela’s soap names are as unique as the soap itself. Great photos and great blog… Just wish she provided more of her recipes.

36. Sabons Carmeta – This Spanish soap blog features beautiful soap recipes… From lavender and shea to Marigold… You won’t be disapointed by Sabons Carmeta.

37. Celine – Celine’s soap looks like it could be decoration in a pop movie. Full of sparkles, ridges & beauty, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more bubbilicious soap photos than hers.

38. Sue – Although the content has rarely been updated over the last few years, this blog features beautiful soap that you just must look into.

39. T.A. Helton – I Just love what T.A. Helton does with her blog. Occasionally you’ll see her featuring ‘soap porn’ so you can admire the greatest soaps she makes on her site, from apples & oak to bay rum spice… we love it all!

40. Elizabeth – Elizabeth shares her soap making adventures on this blog and we love it! She even shares how she uses her Vitamix for soap making (And for smoothies!).

41. Julia – Julia’s Spanish soap making blog is amazing. Beautiful designs, photos, packaging… You get the entire package here.

42. Milla – Milla not only shares photos of her end results, but even creates videos of how she prepares her soap. Definitely worth a read!

43. Super Soapers – Super Soapers is amazing: They feature soap artists every month to help inspire and educate you. This is one you must bookmark.

44. Ana Maria – Ana Maria shares her soap making adventures in this Spanish soap making blog. Just wish there were more recipes to accompany her beautiful photos

Our Favorite Soap Recipes

45. Nina Nelson – Nina shares her recipe for a homemade herbal bar soap here. She uses marshmallow root and calendula petals to make this bar soap very soothing and healing.

46. Allyson – Allyson shares 3 homemade dish soap recipes. They are all natural and quick and easy to make. She leaves out essential oils, but you can easily toss some lavender, cinnamon, peppermint or anything your heart desires in and it will work perfectly.

47. Stephanie – Pink grapefruit soap! Love it! Stephanie shares this unique soap recipe idea here. We definitely encourage you to try it.

48. Liz Marie – Liz has been using a DIY laundry soap recipe for over a year. After a year of refining her recipe, she finally has made it perfect and shares her secrets with you.

49. Clare – Another goat milk recipe! This time with orange and calendula. Thanks, Clare, for the great inspiration!

50. Brandy – Brandy shares her homemade poppy seed soap recipe here… I can’t wait to give this a go. Her photos are beautiful and the end result is even more gorgeous.

May
18

Sweet Smelling Dessert Soaps

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fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Dorothy Arrington, Purple Cupcake Soaps

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? The business name was changed to Purple Cupcake Soaps last year, after two years as a soap making company. Under the old name of The Purple Cupcake, I ran a cake decorating company since 2005. I decided to officially leave cake decorating after becoming a single mom and the passing of the law HB32. HB32 allowed anyone to run a bakery from without regulation, and the next thing I knew everyone was doing it. However, I didn’t want to loose my decorating skills. Another cause that was close to my heart was using natural medicine and products, from this I decided to create more natural soaps and lotions. All of my products have a sweet tooth personality, whether they look like a dessert or smell like one.

3. What products do you make and sell?  Currently, I make dessert shaped soaps, sweet scented lotions, and natural lip balms.

4. What are your business goals?  Eventually, I would like to have a small shop set-up like a ice cream shoppe. I would also like to create more natural products.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; What are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  All of my fragrances, mp soap, and dyes come from Natures Garden. I love the SLS free products and that NG tries to keep their products as natural as possible. I am over the moon that NG has started selling herbs and citric acid! My all time favorite products are Sinus Relief Fragrance and Kiss of death Flavor Oil.

Your Website: www.thepurplecupcake.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/purplecupcakeboutique

May
16

Bath Bombs and Luxury Soaps

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fragrance oils1. What is your name and Your Company Name: Marlene Nicosia/Spa Girl

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business? Meeting at a crossroad several years ago with decreasing demand for what I had been doing for the previous 35+ years (medical transcription), and also going to be relocating to the Chicago area as my daughter was having a baby and I would be full-time babysitter, I met with a couple of ladies who had successful soap companies and was awestruck by the concept of making handmade soaps from oils and lye. I had always been in love with essential oils and natural products and this was a perfect fit. I began my journey in 2009 into handmade. Although I have seemed to find my niche with bath bombs, my goal is to continue to add a KidSpa and SpaPure line that is fragrance-free with natural colorants, essential oils and beneficial clays.

3. What products do you make and sell? Bath bombs, luxury soaps, Kids Spa line including sugar scrubs, cupcake soaps, bubble bombs, glycerin soaps.

4. What are your business goals? We are working on our website and hope to have it ready in the next few weeks. I would also like to establish wholesale accounts for handmade soaps including our SpaPure natural line of products.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden? What are your favorite products from Natures Garden? I love the products, pricing and service from Natures Garden. We carry over 50 fragrance oils from Natures Garden. I love to check out the Best Sellers section and know when I’m adding them to my line; they are guaranteed to be received well by my customers and will become my best sellers. I have purchased soap molds, soap making supplies, and always pick up a few new fragrances with every order.

Your Website: http://www.spagirlsoaps.etsy.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/spagirl.soaps

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaGirlSoap