Labor Day Weekend Shipping for $5.95!

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NEWS FLASH – NEWS FLASH – NEWS FLASH
Soapalooza is having a $5.95 Flat Fee Shipping Holiday for this Labor Day Weekend! Good NOW through Tues, Sept 2!
SEPTEMBER RESTOCK PREBUY! GET A FABULOUS Deal, and excellent (amazing actually) flat fee shipping (only $9.95) on SIX of our best selling fragrance oils as we Restock them! Purchase during our Labor Day Shipping Special, and your shipping is only $5.95!!  For as much as you buy! All six are Cold Process tried and true, perfect for bath & body products, and even have great throw in candles!

Just in time for

Fall Soaping!

Acorns & Black Oak

Egyptian Dragon
Frankinsence, Myrrh, & Gold
Crème De Cassis
Red Santal
Maharani Padparadscha

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See what is on SPECIAL and See what the September Restock Prebuy Fragrances are! And YES, YOU CAN USE THE $5.95 LAbor Day Shipping Special of $5.95 for any of the Restock Prebuy Fragrances! Woo Hooo!!!

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New Preservatives Webinar – Get $20 off until Sept 15

 

Cooties!

Cooties!

Understanding Cosmetic Preservatives …. What, How, & Help!

Come get the ‘skinny’ on Cosmetic Preservatives for your Bath & Body Products, and how to use them!

Location: Webinar based. You just need Skype, Facetime, or phone.

Time: 2 1/2 – 3 hour Workshop, Wed’s 6 – 9 pm EST, or Tues’s 9:30 – 12 noon EST

Our new Webinar is discounted $20 for those that purchase their webinar dates prior to Sept 15! Hurry, limited student space in each webinar so that we can have a low teacher to student ratio!  Book your date now at this link : Understanding & Using Preservatives in Cosmetics.

Learn what cosmetic preservatives are, learn now to decide which one to use for your products, and learn why cosmetic preservatives are an important part of your formulations. Learn the difference between cosmetic preservatives, cosmetic hurdles, and antioxidants used with cosmetics.

Are you intimidated or overwhelmed when it comes to deciding what cosmetic preservative to use in your product formulations, if you should even use them, and how to use them?  Are you unsure if cosmetic preservatives are even safe? This workshop will discuss what cosmetic preservatives are, how they differ from cosmetic hurdle technologies, and also discusss what antioxidants are, as well as their role in cosmetic formulations.

In this workshop you will also download a PDF of my Cosmetic Preservative Workbook to refer back to when formulating own your own afterward.We will go over each of the preservatives that are available to the indie, or small homecrafted cosmetics business owner. I will discuss the pro’s and con’s of each preservative in relation to the typical formulations it is used for, as well as any limitations such as heat thresholds, secondary uses, and usage level guidelines. I will discuss the pros and cons of each of the preservative families available to us, what they are each best suited for, and based on YOUR business needs, what two to three preservatives will cover your formulating needs the best. No single preservative can effectively meet all formula preservation requirements, and I discuss why this is the case. I will teach you how to convert a product formula so that you can easily do the math needed to work out the extremely small levels of preservative needed in your product formulations.

In this Soapalooza Webinar I will also discuss the effects of not using preservaties in cosmetics, as well as the role microbiology plays in formulating safe cosmetics. I will discuss parts of the FD&C Act in relation to adulterated, contaminated, and misbranded cosmetics and the role this plays with our business, our customers, and even our business insurance and product liability insurance coverages.

This internet based workshop will educate you on cosmetic preservatives so that you can make informed decisions on how to use them and when to use them. This workshop will remove your fear of using cosmetic preservatives when they are needed in product formulations.

Those taking this workshop will be able to email or phone for any follow up clarifications, and I will be directing you to various resource links to get further education also.

Soapalooza Boot Camp Coupons!

DoorMagnet1We have Soapalooza BOOT CAMP Coupon Offers! These coupons are good for any of the remaining 2014 Soapalooza Boot Camps (2 Day, 3 Day, or 5 Day) You can use a $50 Coupon for any upcoming 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp, the 5 Day Fast Track Boot Camp, or a $25 Coupon for our 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp. Just in time for Holiday and Fall Soap Making!  We also offer MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS!

Learn the science behind soapmaking. Learn the basic math skills so that you can troubleshoot your soap and design your own formulas. Learn about soap labeling. Learn to make Milk Soap, Salt Soap, Swirled Soap, Layered Soap, Pine Tar Soap. Learn to use Natural Botanicals for coloration, Learn about Dyes, MIca, Oxide. Learn the Nuts & Bolts of starting your own Soap Making Business. PLUS, all the tricks of the trade from a 25 year veteran Soap maker that used to product over $76,000 of soap a year as well as owner/operator of a Cold Process Soap fragrance supply business.

You learn the in and outs, from a veteran Cold Process soap maker, to include How to wholesale, and what you need to have an efficient cold process soap making business. You also get 3 months of email/phone support!  We offer a convenient MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN on each of our Boot Camps to make it easier for you to budget. And don’t forget, your professional education is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

We have the best fun! I hope that you will join us in one of the upcoming Soapalooza 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 50OFFCLASS), or even one of our 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 25OFFSOAPCAMP).

Both Coupons are only valid until Sept 30, 2014… So HURRY and sign up!

Honey Lemon Bath Drizzle

gingerlemonhoneyHoney Lemon Bath Drizzle

2.5 oz Turkey Red Castor oil

2.5 oz Polysorbate 20

2 oz filtered honey

8 drops Lemon Essential oil

 

 

Weigh first three ingredients into a Pyrex measuring pitcher, or other microwave save bowl. Heat in the microwave until liquids are warmed and fluid. Mix well, add your Lemon Essential Oil to the scent level you like (4 – 8 drops for this tiny formula). Pour into a clear PETE bottle with a flip top or disc top cap. This mini formula makes one 8-oz bottle of Honey Lemon Bath Syrup or, as I like to call it, Honey Lemon Bath Drizzle. Instructions for use are simply use as much as desired under running tap of water.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Make your own Solid Perfume

IMG_0010Make your own Solid Perfume using this basic formula. It is very flexible, you can use it not only for a solid perfume. If you use flavor oil instead of fragrance oil, you can make this be a lip pot. If you you use infused herbs and essential oils, this can become the backbone of a salve. If you add some Titanium Dioxide, this can be a Baby Bottom Cream. This formula will even work for moisturizing Cuticles. Wonderful, huh?

The gold lid perfume jar is the Perfume I made for a 2009 Southern Soapers Swap in the old Yahoo forum.

Solid Perfume 

2 oz beeswax, bleached or natural

1 oz Jojoba oil

few drops of your favorite essential or cosmetic grade fragrance oil

lavender-lullaby-balm

Combine in a small Pyrex pitcher and microwave in 20 second bursts until the beeswax has melted into the jojoba oil. Remove while the beeswax still has tiny unmelted bits and let the hot jojoba oil finish melting the mixture. Do not overheat in the microwave, as beeswax will get hotter than the glass container.  Add fragrance oil or essential oil after your wax & oil is well mixed and begins cooling. For larger portions, use the stove top for melting your beeswax. Pour your cooling mibloominglips2xture into small, 1-oz balm tins.

Have fun adapting this formula. Don’t be shy about changing out the oils or the type of wax you use. This is what makes a product your own, as well as teaches you from trial and error what works for you and your business. The orange & pink lip pots are Swinging Stackable pots from Qosmedix . We used oil based FD&C pigments for our lip tints. Soapalooza will be bringing back the lip tints later in 2014 also!

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Congrats to Colleen Hoitt of Rose Moon Soap

BizInsuranceCongrats to Colleen Hoitt of Rose Moon Soap for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!

Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

Congrats to Janice Branch of JaaBee’s

BizInsuranceCongrats to Janice Branch of JaaBee’s for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!

Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

Soapalooza Free Shipping Coupons!

SoapaloozaWORD-Logo Soapalooza Free $hipping Coupons for April 7 – 15!Woo Hoo! Soapalooza has a limited time offer for FREE SHIPPING!From now until 11:59 PM (EST) on April 15, Soapalooza is offering Free Shipping on orders of $100 or greater that are in the lower 48 US States. Simply use the FREESHIP414 coupon code during your checkout process.For orders that are less than $100, we are also offering $5 off orders that meet a $60 minimum. This shipping coupon is good for both US and International Orders. To take advantage of this offer, simply use HOTFUZZ during your checkout.

Please note, all coupons must be taken during the checkout process.

Kelly J. Bloom | CEO
Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio
Where we have good, clean, fun!
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Congrats to Penny Shellhorn-Schutt of Good Clean Fun Soaps

BizInsuranceCongrats to Penny Shellhorn-Schutt of Good Clean Fun Soaps for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!

Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

My Saponified Life – Musical Beds

This past month has been incredibly busy! I have re opened the Soapalooza  Studio here in Williamsburg, VA. We are also planning partnership classes in both Richmond and Petersburg, VA.

Last August 2013 I put the Studio Classes on hold when my #2 daughter (I have four) came back home to live with me for awhile. She was 27 and pregnant with her first child. She was also not sure if staying married was an option any longer. During the subsequent 6 months, I assisted my daughter during her pregnancy, and after having given birth to 5 children of my own, experienced childbirth through the eyes of the birth partner/father’s perspective.

I saw what the impending birth of a child can feel like to the party offering moral, financial, and physical support to a pregnant woman. I experienced that sense of panic that there was no way to stop this incredible force of nature. I shared in the excitement of that same incredible force of nature! Most amazing though, I helped deliver my second grandchild on November 22, 2013. Sophia Isabelle Flores was born to all things sugar and spice! My daughter and son in law reconciled shortly after Sophia’s birth, and have relocated to the Atlanta, GA area. Not too far to visit thankfully!

Earlier in the same year, my #3 daughter had given birth to my first grandchild, Robert Burrios Harran was born on July 11, 2013. He was born at 5 lbs 10 oz, three weeks early due to Preclampsia during my daughter’s pregnancy. I am incredibly grateful that my daughters and both grandchildren are strong & healthy.

2014 has so far been an amazing year also. My 13 year old son started assisting in the warehouse mid March. Over the years, each of my children have had their first paying jobs under the watchful eye of whomever is managing the supply warehouse. He is my last child (my children range from 33 years old to 13 years old … yes I know, what was I thinking? But, I would not trade it for the world, grin!).

Nick had wanted to try living with his father when school started last September, but after most of the school year his father had to bring Nick back to live with me, as the blended family & multiple step children situation as his father’s home was not working out to NIck’s benefit. So, for the duration of this school year, Nick’s father & I have a very hybridized custody & visitation schedule so that Nick can finish the school year out where he started, THEN transfer into my Williamsburg school district for the remainder of his 8 – 12 grade. My house rules and responsibilities don’t seem so harsh to him anymore now though, lol! Sometimes the hardest part of being a parent is letting our kids find out for themselves what we already could easily tell them.

The Soapalooza Studio is growing locally, with students attending from Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, as well as British Columbia and Jakarta, Indonesia. Soapalooza is looking at partnering with a soap studio in the Atlanta area later this year, where we will be conducting a 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp! If you think you would like Soapalooza to come to your city to do a Boot Camp, please let us know by emailing up at kelly@soapalooza.com

KellyPB-April2014Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and and Addiction!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

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