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Soap Making

By Angela Carillo on Tuesday, April, 7th, 2015 in Soaps.

Soap Making

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When I started making soap years ago, I never thought about starting a business. I thought I had a really cool hobby and I was content. My children were young and I was busy with them and their activities. Then they grew up and moved away. I enjoyed my day job, but it was a job, not a career. I started making more soap and found out there were other people who had this awesome hobby. I formulated new recipes, learned new techniques, and started thinking about soap constantly. I read every book about soap making I could find. I attended Soap Conferences and soap making classes. Soon, there wasn’t a flat surface in my house except the floor that didn’t have a box of soap curing on it. It was time to put all I’d been learning to work for me.

Starting a business was, and still is, a learning experience for me. Most of the time, I go with my gut. Not a very educated way to make a decision, but it seems to work for me. In September, I’ll hit my five year mark. I still love making soap. I love my customers, most of them have become friends. I love that I’m always learning and using my mind. I love blending base oils to formulate new recipes and I love blending essential oils to create new fragrances. When I’m in my soap studio, I’m in my happy place.


Where is your happy place?

Yours in Gratitude,


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9 responses to “Soap Making”

  1. Karrie says:

    I love that you have such a Happy place! And I think creating something from an internal Inspiration often results on the MOST amazingly creative end results.

  2. Nicole says:

    I sooo know what you mean. Soaping is such an addiction! Releasing creativity in a very ‘usable’ artwork. Thanks for sharing your story!

  3. Brenda says:

    Great post and it’s obvious it was written from your heart. It’s awesome if you can find joy and inspiration in a craft and if you can turn it into a successful business, even better. Good luck!

  4. Michelle says:

    Making things IS addicting! I relate to your post so much. It doesn’t seem like a job when it is so much fun!

  5. I definitely can relate to what you are saying. When I’m working in my studio, its a mediation for me. So quiet & peaceful.

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