Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Introduction to Cold Process Soap If you are reading this blog post, chances are you have already heard of or have used cold process soap. It surpasses melt and pour as my favorite method of soapmaking for a number of reasons. So, what exactly…

Hobby to Business Series: Establishing Your Brand

Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored the first steps of turning a hobby into a business. With products developed and numbers crunched it’s time to define your brand identity. Get your notebooks out because there is plenty of research and pondering to be…

Our Favorite Diffusers to Fit Any Budget

Are you new to the world of diffusing oils? Bulk Apothecary offers a wide variety of diffusers to enjoy in your home or work space. If you have never used a diffuser in your home, you’re missing out! I’ve always been a big fan…

Hobby to Business Series: Calculating Cost

Foreword With craft show season rapidly approaching, I wanted to share how to take a closer look at your production costs so you can effectively price your product and see some return on investment. While there are many other associated costs, for the sake…

Halloween Recipe Roundup

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes With Halloween approaching next month, we wanted to share with you a quick roundup of some of our favorite Halloween recipes! Halloween Bath Bombs Get into the spirit with this fun, kid-friendly activity. This recipe is a spooky take on…

Hobby to Business Series: What Will You Sell?

Determining What to Sell I firmly believe the old saying “slow and steady wins the race” holds true. As crafters, we often forget there’s a lot more to do than just making product. After all, that’s the most enjoyable part, right? There are numbers…

All About Cocoa Butter

Well known in the food industry, cocoa butter is also a key component in cosmetic ingredients. Though it has been used for thousands of years, this notable ingredient made its way into the mainstream with the classic Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion. Did you know…

All About Shea Butter

Loaded with vitamins, Shea butter has such a creamy, luxurious feel that it’s no wonder its popularity and demand are on the rise even after being utilized for generations. This butter is rich in oleic and stearic acids, making it an excellent moisturizer straight…

Easter Egg Bath Bombs Recipe

Easter Egg Bath Bombs Recipe   Here’s what you’ll need:   2 C. Sodium Bicarbonate 1 C. Citric Acid 10 – 30 drops Forget Me Not Blossoms Fragrance Oil 2 t. Sweet Almond Oil Spray bottle of Witch Hazel 2 Large/Medium Bowls Empty plastic…

Watermelon Soap Recipe

    Watermelon Soap Who doesn’t love a juicy slice of watermelon during the hot summer months? Watermelon is an everyday treat in my household during the summer. It’s so refreshing and my kids love it. Today we’ll be making Watermelon Soap. This recipe…

Tips for Starting a Candle Business

Tips for Starting a Candle Business You love the pleasant smell and relaxing glow of a candle. In fact, you love candles so much, you’ve began making them yourself as a hobby. Birthdays, anniversaries, at Christmas time, you dole out your candle creations. You’ve…

How to Make Money AND Stay Home With your Children

  How to Make Money AND Stay Home With your Children Forget everything you’ve heard about stay-at-home moms/dads. The times have changed, and gone are the days that one parent had to sacrifice their income-earning potential to stay home and raise a family. There…

eBay vs. Etsy: Where to Start Your Business

  eBay VS. Etsy: Where to Start Your Business Starting your own business may sound like everything you’ve ever wanted, but when the realities of the day-to-day start to settle in, it can lose a lot of its charm. You’ve got some great products…

Coffee Scrub Recipe

  Coffee. Mmmmmm. SO many of us can’t get enough of it. We drink it. We cook with it. We bake with it. We scent our homes with it. We rub it all over our bodies…. Wait- what?! Yep, you read that right. Coffee…

Grapefruit Scrub Recipe

Summer months call for fresh, fruity scents and this whipped sugar scrub is sure to put you in the summer mood (even if it is January)! With sweet grapefruit and a hint of cool mint, your skin will feel smooth and refreshed- just what…

Certified Organic Essential Oils

Certified Organic Essential Oils   There has been so much talk about the difference between Certified Organic essential oils and conventional essential oils. It’s confusing, right? We’re here to clear it up! Certification on essential oils is very similar to the certification on other…