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Friday, April 27, 2012

HSMG Post - Get to Know Our Vendors

The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild will be highlighting vendors on their blog so that we get to know them a little better. On April 23rd they highlighted Willow Way/SoapEquipment.com. We hope you'll check out this great ARTICLE and get to know us a little better. Don't forget to check the HSMG Blog from time to time for more great articles on vendors.

Monday, April 23, 2012

SoapEquipment.com at the Ohio Soaper's Gathering

SoapEquipment.com participated in the Ohio Soaper's Gathering this past weekend. These lovely ladies were the winners of the door prizes given by SoapEquipment.com.

Carol O'Callaghan

Mary Mullet

Robin Hasty

Susan North
Taylor Hendricks

Theresa Cooke

Friday, April 20, 2012

April is Earth Month….April 22 is Earth Day

Simple Ways to Show Our Love to the Planet….
  • Use only the water you need, and reuse when possible
  • Make sure your home’s air is healthy
  • Use less electricity - Go renewable! Create your own power from wind, the sun, water, or biofuels.
  • Buy locally or grow your own foods
  • Commute without polluting
  • Plant a tree – or 10
  • Join or start a green club in your community
  • Learn about composting
  • Help keep water clean by using only biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Find alternate ways to reduce use of diesel and other fuels for transportation, production and energy
  • Reuse and recycle
  • Protect your local water source from pollutants, excess pesticides and garbage
  • Reduce – Cut back on the amount of “stuff” that could later end up as waste
  • Don’t litter
  • Participate in a local environmental festival or event

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Opportunity or Challenge?

What do you think of when you think of starting your handcrafted business? Do you see a world of opportunity or a world of challenges? I read a great blog post by Donna Marie on her Indie Business Blog today. You can check out her views on the subject HERE.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild 2012 Annual Conference

Less than a month away! It's not too late to register - Click HERE for more information!

The 15th Annual HSMG Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, May 9 - 11, 2012 at the Red Lion on the River.

The conference runs three days, with registration starting on the evening before the first day. There may be optional seminars or other activities on the day of registration. Classes and presentations are held during the day and in the evening there are parties or events. Dinner on the last night is the Annual Awards Banquet.

Conference attendance is open to members and non-members of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, Inc. The registration fee includes attendance to all classes, demonstrations and workshops, participation in door prizes, drawings and prize awards, optional participation in the Soapers Showcase, and invitations to special hosted evening events and parties. Meals and snacks are provided as part of the conference fee. Special discounted prices for hotel rooms for conference attendees are negotiated by the HSMG.

For more information about the conference and instructions on how to register click HERE.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ohio Soapmakers Gathering - April 21 St - SoapEquipment.com Will Be There!

Professional or Beginner Soap Maker

Soapequipment.com will be a vendor at the 2012 Ohio Soapermakers Gathering in Wooster, Ohio this year! The gathering will take place Saturday, April 21st. from 9-4:30. We hope to see you there!

We’ll be bringing a variety of things for you to view and purchase. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. This is a great opportunity to save on shipping costs!

If you would like to place an order in advance or there is a particular tool or piece of non-custom equipment you would like to see, please send your requests and inquiries to brandy@soapequipment.com or give her a call @ 765-886-4642.

For complete registration and location information for the gathering visit http://ohiosoapers.blogspot.com/.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thinking about trying out Cold Process Soap Making?

This package is perfect for first time Soap Makers!

Ahh.....the perfect Soapmaking Starter Kit for a Newbie. I know you hate that term, but admit it; you’re having trouble finding things. You can't find lye, can't find the right oils. Not even sure the formula you found on the internet is going to work. You’re new at this….we can help.
Cold Process Soap Making Kit
No worries.....everyone has to start somewhere and we have made it very easy. For more information check out the HANDcraft Cold Process Soap Making Kit !

Friday, April 6, 2012

Foot Fizzie Recipe

It's that time of year again to get our skin and feet ready for summer. To get those feet ready for summer sandals I love to soak my feet in a bath using peppermint/tea tree foot fizzies. I use the recipe below and use our Willow Bath Bomb Press™ and the Willow Cherry Bomb Mold. This mold makes the perfect size for a foot fizzie.

1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1 1/2 teaspoons Avocado Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
Witch Hazel as needed

Mix oils and baking soda together very well. Mix in citric acid very well. Mixture should clump or compress together - add spritzs of Witch Hazel one at a time until mixture is ready to press into fizzies.

We would love to here about your great DIY summer skin care recipes!

Monday, April 2, 2012

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