Scrappy Soap by Botanie

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Twice each year, we host a large sale on an item we call Scrappy Soap. Our Scrappy Soap is our world-class soap sold at extreme discounts because of simple, cosmetic impurities that prevent the bars from reaching our high standards. Read this article to learn more about Scrappy Soap: what it is, where it comes from and how to use it! Where Scrappy Soap Comes From There are two main ways Scrappy Soap is made:  End Cuts: Every time we craft a batch of high-quality bar …

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Soap FAQ: Curing, Sweating and Seizing

Here are discussions of three terms related to soapmaking that don’t come up as often as we think they would. For the first term – Curing – the discussions is is mostly informational. For the second – Sweating – it addresses something that can concern soapmakers, but is in the end harmlessly natural. For the third term – Seizing – the discussion points out something potentially more serious, something that can sneak up on you. Two Things at Once Curing …

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Sodium Olivate, INCI Ingredient Names and Labels

This question has stumped a surprising number of people: What is sodium palmate? End the question with sodium cocoate or sodium olivate, and the circle of questions widens. Guesses and assumptions have been interesting. Most people don’t want it because of a lack of understanding. The truth is, sodium palmate is simply another name for something most folks are much more familiar with: palm oil, specifically palm oil that’s been saponified into soap. Sodium palmate isn’t just …

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What People are Saying About Foaming Liquid Soap

  If you’ve looked around the soap aisles, you’ve noticed that foaming soap is more expensive than simple liquid soap. The very thing that makes liquid soap foam – the pump dispenser – is what makes it more expensive. Beyond the Sticker Price Take a second, though, and you might discover this is a time to look beyond sticker price to overall value and cost. Foaming soap hasn’t been around as long as liquid soap, and certainly not as long as bar soap, …

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Four Simple Ways to Package Your Soap

Making your own bar soap – or making a purchase from us – can be a great first step into the world of organic soap. But it’s only the first. The next step is deciding how to package and present your soaps. This can be an intimidating step, with so many possibilities out there, many of them requiring skills not everyone has. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are helpful videos and tutorials on the web, and to get you started, we have four simple, eye-catching suggestions to consider.

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