Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tired of the Same Old Beauty Products?

Donna Maria Coles Johnson, President and Founder of the Indie Beauty Network, gives her Top 10 Reasons to choose indie beauty products.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Online Soapmaking Classes Update

To work around her travel dates and holidays, Kelly from Southern Soapers has realigned the online soapmaking class schedule.

Here is the sign up poll:

Adjusting the poll clears the votes/sign ups so you will need to re sign up. Here is an overview of the class dates and subject matter:

* May 23/24 - Basic Cold Process 101 - covers safety, manufacturing basics, how to manually calculate lye as well as use a calculator, creating your formula, troubleshooting, FDA definition of "True Soap"

* June 6/7 - Rebatch Basics - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (three methods of rebatching your soap)

* June 20/21 - Easy Transparent Soap - make your own 'glycerin soap' using old CP scraps. Includes discussion on safety.

* July 11/12 - Advanced Cold Process - Low Temp Soaping, making ungelled soap - the why's and how's answered.

* July 25/26 - Hot Process Methods (crockpot, double boiler, & hybrid Cold process/oven process)

* Aug 8/9 - Advanced Cold Process - Discounted Water Cold Process - includes Safety notes for working with concentrated lye solutions.

* Aug 22/23 - Advanced Cold Process - Milk Soapmaking (goat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and even cream)

* Sept 5/6 - Advanced Cold Process - Making old fashioned Pine Tar soap easily.

Kelly is REALLY looking forward to having these classes for you!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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