Greenery: Pantone Color of the Year (& Green Soap)

Lori's Green Soap

When 80% of human experience is filtered through the eyes, we understand that the choice of color is critical. With yesterday being the first day of Spring, it’s the perfect time to talk about the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year and making green soap. If you don’t already know, the Pantone Color Institute is the authority in creating a system that allows us to all talk about colors in the same way. They pick a “color of the year” every January that they expect… Read More!

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Catch Lori on the HSCG Podcast

Lori on the HSCG Podcast

Last month, Lori Nova Endres was honored to be a guest on the HSCG Podcast (for those who don’t know, that stands for The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild). She’s been a proud member of the guild for the past 12 years, and she joined radio host Adam Grogin to record two episodes of HSCG Radio – the Podcast for soap & cosmetic handcrafters. In preparation for her upcoming talk at the 2017 HSCG Conference this coming May in Las Vegas, Lori chose topics of… Read More!

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Weird Science: Soap Crafting with Liquid Nitrogen

debbie chialtas

Check out this crazy technique from our very own Debbie Chialtas. It’s an example of using liquid nitrogen to set up a layer in Melt & Pour Soap Crafting. She was hesitant to share it because the quality of the video isn’t great, but we convinced her to let us share it instead! It’s posted here with her permission. Back in 2010, Debbie Chialtas of Soapylove was consulting for a new crafting store opening in New York City. The idea was to be very conceptual… Read More!

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Toushonta Hogan of Scentsational Soaps

Toushonta Hogan of Scentsational Soaps

The bath & body industry owes an unpayable debt to enterprising and hard working people of color. For Black History Month, we’re taking some time to feature inspirational students and Nova Superstars. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Toushonta Hogan, founder of Scentsational Soaps: Scentsational Soaps is a handmade natural bath & body business focusing on dry and dull skin.  It is our mission to see nature as a means for beauty while promoting self-awareness through the use of natural products.  We aim to… Read More!

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Zandra A. Cunningham of Zandra

Zandra A. Cunningham of Zandra Beauty

The bath & body industry owes an unpayable debt to enterprising and hard working people of color. For Black History Month, we’re taking some time to feature inspirational students and Nova Superstars. Zandra is a fellow member of the Indie Business Network member, a dedicated business owner, and we couldn’t be happier for her well deserved success. We’re honored to feature Zandra A. Cunningham, founder of Zandra Beauty. Zandra is a natural skin care line I created seven years ago to educate and empower girls… Read More!

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Erica Johnson-Mininfield of E’s Garden Naturals

Erica Mininfield-Johnson of E's Garden Naturals

The bath & body industry owes an unpayable debt to enterprising and hard-working people of color. For Black History Month, we’re featuring inspirational students and Nova Superstars. Next up is Erica Johnson-Mininfield, founder of E’s Garden Naturals, who we first wrote about on our blog several years ago. We contacted her for an update – here’s what she said: E’s Garden Naturals is a company built on the pillars of perseverance, sustainability and dedication using all natural, locally-sourced materials and ingredients. We believe in healthy… Read More!

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