First off, this is not intended to be a comprehensive assembly of all natural colorants that exist – its is merely the short list of those which are used regularly at Apothecary Muse in soap making. Whenever we source a new material, we research the safety of use during manufacturing as well as topically inContinue Reading Natural Colorants
As mentioned in a previous post, the natural deodorant pursuit has been a long, educational one. Just when I think I’ve gotten it figured out, a client brings up a new challenge or in this case, a shortage of paperboard tubes in the size I have been using forced me to readdress my packaging. Fortunately,Continue Reading Sometimes you get lucky!
Craft shows and farmers markets are often full of people exposed to natural, handmade skincare for the first time. People often ask for “Chapstick” instead of lip balm, not realizing that is a specific brand name, like Kleenex instead of tissue. Since I only sell what I make, myself, I don’t resell other brands ofContinue Reading FAQ: Balm or Salve?
You’ve seen The Fight Club, right? If you haven’t, please discontinue reading if you think you might in the future and consider this your final SPOILER ALERT. This isn’t a film review, and I’m not going to cover much of the actual storyline, but how soap-making is portrayed in the film. For the general public, The FightContinue Reading Vegan Soap vs. The Fight Club