I just returned from the 2011 Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Annual Conference in Miami. It was terrific! This year I went as a speaker and a vendor, and had time to enjoy some of the other speakers and presenters. I loved seeing Barbara Corcoran and had the privilege of having breakfast with her and several of the HSMG directors. Barbara is … Read More
I am very excited to announce that I have written a new book! It’s just in the final stages and will be released at the HSMG 2011 Annual Conference in Miami in May. It’s over 300 pages, and contains over 500 recipes for cold process soap, different types of cosmetics and scent blends. The recipes come from my extensive collection … Read More
It’s just been finalized that I will be doing a Labeling Workshop at The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, California on February 5, 2011. Actually, two sessions are planned (one for the morning and one for the afternoon), depending on how many people sign up. The 4-hour class will cover the following:
Erica Pence just published a review on my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, on her The Bonnie Bath Co. Pro blog. I’m so pleased that the book was of help to her and that she has recommended it to other soapmakers! See the Eric’s book review.
Last week I had the honor of speaking about cosmetic labeling requirements to a group in Colorado. Colorado Organics set up the presentation, which had 13 people present. While I’ve done similar presentations in the past, this time was different because they were 1000 miles away and I could have done it in my jammies (I didn’t, but I could … Read More
At long last, the 2nd edition of my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, has finally arrived from the printer. Hurray!! I have to say, I always have palpitations when something has gone to print. Waiting for it to come back, wondering what might go wrong (or what typos I missed) is hard – especially this time when it went to … Read More
The 2nd edition of my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, is finally at the printer! Hurray!!! They’ve told me it will ship out on March 28th. I thought it was going to be a relatively easy project to edit and update it, but it turned out to be a much larger endeavor than I had anticipated. Based on questions I … Read More
My labeling book got another positive review! David Fisher, the About.com Guide for Candle and Soap Making reviewed my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, and gave it a very positive review. I’m just jazzed about the positive response it’s getting! Looks like a reprint will be in the near future!