Category Archives for "FAQS"

How to Resize a Soap Recipe to Fit Your Mold

Learn how to resize soap recipes to fit your soap mold; includes step by step details plus helpful screenshots. Most of my recipes are sized to fit a Crafter’s Choice 1501 silicone mold, or a homemade wooden version of similar size. What if you have a larger or smaller mold, but want to make one […] the full article.

10 Natural Preservatives for Homemade Skin Care

In this article, you’ll learn about 10 natural and/or organic-approved preservatives to consider adding to your handmade products. For years I made my family lotions and creams with no preservatives since I automatically lumped those into the “harmful chemicals” category. What I didn’t realize is that there are quite a few nature-derived and organic compliant […] the full article.

Why do you need lye to make soap? (FAQS)

Learn why you need lye to make soap and how to handle it safely. Our great great grandmothers made soap without having to use a caustic chemical, so why do we? The short answer is that our grandmothers manufactured their own caustic chemical of sorts, called potash, by combining hardwood ashes and water. This created […] the full article.

Blogging About Your Hobby (FAQs series)

A few years back, I wrote a blog post about Selling Handmade Products, where I covered some of the most frequently asked questions I received on the topic. In it, I mentioned that I’d personally stopped selling handmade items because blogging was more profitable and less labor intensive, which resulted in a lot of emails […] the full article.

Selling Handmade Products (FAQS Series)

Are you interested in selling handmade products but aren’t sure where to start? Check out these frequently asked questions to get the answers you’re looking for! I frequently get asked about how I got started making and selling handmade products. Today, I’ll answer some of the specific questions on this topic that I’ve received over time. […] the full article.