Infused Oils

Posted by on 7/24/2018
Infusing oils has been a method of preserving the benefits of plants and flowers for centuries. If done properly, these oils can be preserved and used in a variety of applications. Uses of oil infusions for bath and body include: salves, massage oils, soaps, lip balms, etc.

Blending fragrance/essential oils to create a signature scent

Posted by on 6/27/2018

One of the most exciting parts of starting your own handmade venture is creating those little signature touches that makes it truly your own. One aspect of this that will really define your brand if making bath, body or candle products are the scents.

Clays and Their Benefits

Posted by on 6/12/2018
Mineral Clay masks are a wonderful skin care method that has been used since ancient times. Packed full of beneficial properties ranging from oil absorption, drawing out toxins, exfoliation, and saturating the skin with all kinds of good stuff; playing with dirt definitely has its perks!

Time Management: An honest look

Posted by on 5/22/2018
Spring and Summer are peak seasons for many vendors of their craft wares. Farmer’s markets, conventions, marketing campaigns, new product launches and more all line up with the season of sunshine! In all the hustle and bustle, it’s very important to make sure that time management is applied in order to instill a sense of balance and focused purpose. This way you don’t lose track of your ultimate goal. Not to mention the fact that most people who run their own businesses also have families and other interests. Balance is key!

Starting a Handmade Business

Posted by on 3/13/2018

The process of beginning your own handmade business requires courage, knowledge, and some help too! Thankfully we live in an age where the information we need is right at our fingertips and networking with people in your niche and community has never been easier.

Choosing Oils for Soap Making

Posted by on 2/21/2018
When selecting the ingredients for your own custom soap recipe there are a variety of options to consider. What properties to you want your soap to have? Do you prioritize moisturizing, lather, hardness? All these factors and more help you choose the types of oils to include in your recipe. Like all handmade projects, there is a process of trial and error in determining the “right” recipe. 
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