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Thumbprint Soap Blog — About Thumbprint Soap

Autumn Equinox Marks a Turning Point for My Business

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Autumn Equinox Marks a Turning Point for My Business

My husband Paul and I are a house divided when it comes to the changing of the seasons. I'm the kind of person who thrives in 65-75 degree temps and wilts in the heat. So obviously spring and fall are my preferred time of the year. He's the kind of person who pulls out the long underwear as soon as the daily highs hit 65 and will nap in the hammock on a 90 degree day. He reacts to the end of summer like it's the death of happiness in the world. And I'm just so relieved that I can wear...

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All Soap is Made With Lye: Cold Process vs Glycerin (Melt & Pour) Soaps

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All Soap is Made With Lye: Cold Process vs Glycerin (Melt & Pour) Soaps
Every once in a great while, a visitor to my event booth will ask if my soaps are made with lye. And when I answer yes, they scoff and walk away. It's hard not laugh, despite the knowledge that not everyone understands the science involved in soap making. The confusion comes from the two very different processes involved when making cold process vs glycerin (melt and pour) soaps. So let's clear things up.

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Reminiscing With Thumbprint Soap: Then vs. Now

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Reminiscing With Thumbprint Soap: Then vs. Now

Sometimes it's fun to look back at where you started to see how far you've come. I was looking back at some photos from when this business was first getting started and thought it would be fun to share some then vs. now photos. I made my very first solo batch of soap in October of 2013. I made it in an old plastic food container (because I didn't have anything else to use as a mold), and I was so proud of it I took professional photos! Once I got the basics down, I started experimenting with fragrances and colors....

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Yes, I DO Make This!

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Yes, I DO Make This!

A common question I hear when I sell at in-person events is, "Do you make this?" (People often think that I'm selling for an MLM company). But yes! I do make all of the bath and body products I sell. Here are some details about my process. Making soap is the ultimate left brain meets right brain project. It is, first and foremost, a science project. There is a chemical reaction that takes place between the oils and the lye, and it's important to understand how it works before diving in. Safety gear is a must - breathing lye fumes is really...

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