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SOLD OUT - #107 — JULY/AUG 2021 - PRINT COPY
Our Focus this Issue:
Expanding business via the internet
With the advent and popularization of the internet came online shopping. Rare in 2021 is the individual who has never purchased from an online vendor! Retailers have converted to offering online sales; some completely. The pandemic served to hasten the trend as companies fought to survive.
What about you? Get ideas for what you can do to get online or to get a greater benefit from your online store.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
FORMULARY: Globally Influenced Beauty: Renew and Brighten Mature Skin Types with Facial Serums and Polishes By Marla Bosworth
POTPOURRI: Selling Online By Bill McConnell
CHEMIST CORNER: Cosmetic Testing for the Artisan Seller: Why, What and How By Jamie Reddinger
INTERVIEW: Zakia Ringgold: What to do Before Going Online By Venessa Phipps
SOAP: Essential Oil Soap Blends Alicia Grosso
TECHTALK: Password Security Tips by Ruth Romano
WORKING SMARTER: Online Sales Trends: Capturing the QR Code By Sara Golding
#103 — NOV/DEC 2020 - PRINT COPY
"Raves-for-Faves" - Find out what your peers voted as their favorites...
Taking the pulse of the industry
Inside this Issue:
FEATURE: Raves for Faves 2020 by Beth Byrne
GUEST: Make Portable Hand Scrubby Soap from Soap Slivers by Venessa Phipps
IN THE KNOW: My Favorite Class to Teach By La Shonda Tyree
SOAP: My Favorite Soap and Some Reminiscing By Alicia Grosso
TECH TALK: Top Tech Tips for Working from Home by Ruth Romano
POTPOURRI: Join the Waste-Free Movement by Bill McConnell
WORKING SMARTER: 2020: The Year of Change by Sara Golding
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Never before offered & only for a limited time through the holidays we are making available a special 'Design Collection' issue. Delivered in PDF format directly to your inbox once order has been submitted.
Includes Seventeen Soap Design Tutorials previously published over the years, written by the best in the industry.
Receive over 85-pages of step-by-step tutorials (with photographs) for 17-Design Soap Tutorials.
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S C R E E N L I F T S W I R L
T U R T L E T A L E
Kyra St. John
K I S S P O U R
P E N C I L L I N E
W O O D G R A I N
C H E R R Y B L O S S O M
N A T U R A L L Y S W I R L E D
C R Y S T A L D R O P S L O A F
O K E E F E ' S D R E A M F L O W E R
B & W A R T I S T I C S C E N E R Y
DR. Grace Ellen Holloway
S P R I N G R O M A N C E
Ione Evangeline Geist
T U R Q U O I S E R E E F
B A R O Q U E
S P R I N G F L O W E R S
Bhakti “Bee ” Iyata
S O A P C A R V I N G
Marion B. Conger
H O T P R O C E S S S L O W C O O K E R
#106 — MAY/JUNE 2021 - PDF DOWNLOAD
2021 DESIGN MANIA CONTEST
(Contest begins with the release of this issue - May 1st)
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
DESIGN TUTORIAL: Earth & Sky Triple Ombre Soap by Jenn Nelson
DESIGN TUTORIAL: Peridot Gemstones Cold Process Soap by Ella Livia
DESIGN TUTORIAL: Sea Wind Swirl by Angela Strickland
DESIGN TUTORIAL: The Swan Swirl by Kandra Churchwell
IN THE KNOW: Marketing Strategies During a Pandemic by La Shonda Tyree
POTPOURRI: Tools to Make Soapmaking Easier by Bill McConnell
REVIEW: CONFETTI SOAPS with Cavity Molds by Vanessa Phipps
TECHTALK: Google Analytics for Your Business by Ruth Romano
WORKING SMARTER: Wrap It Up! by Sara Golding
#102 — SEPT/OCT 2020 - PDF DOWNLOAD
Herbal products and the customer appeal of herbs. Also: Herbal infusions, Herbs for Dogs, Naturally Compliant Emulsifiers...and MORE!
Inside this Issue:
GUEST: Naturally Compliant Emulsifiers by Jamie Reddinger
FORMULARY: Herbal Eye Pillows by Cindy Jones Lantier
REVIEW: Cold Process Herbal-Infused Liquid Soap Recipe & Tutorial by Diana Gale
IN THE KNOW: Social Distance in Business, the New Norm by La Shonda Tyree
IN THE LAB: Herbs for Dogs by Niki Senior
POTPOURRI: Four Ways to Overcome the Pitfalls of Using Herbs in Soap by Bill McConnell
SOAP: Botanicals in Soap by Alicia Grosso
TECH TALK: How to Raise Your eCommerce Game by Ruth Romano
WORKING SMARTER: Using Herbal Infusions in Business by Sara Golding
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