Fredericksburg Fall Home and Craft Show


The Bubble Blog is excited to announce that we will be attending (and shopping) tomorrow at the Fredericksburg Fall Home and Craft Show.  This show will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in (well you guessed it) Fredericksburg, Virginia.

My husband came up with the idea that we needed to do some field research since Saponify Handmade Soap will be participating in the Christmas Craft Show put on by the same company and expo center. We are going up to get an idea of how things are run and what the place really looks like when it is in session. 

When we return, we will share our adventures and photos with you here on The Bubble Blog. We are also excited to announce that Lisa Maliga will be writing a post from the “shopper” point of view. She will be sharing her experiences about what it is like to shop at a large craft fair. We are excited to host that post!

With Love and Bubbles,


Salt: The Secrets of Soap Additives Part 5

o-CUT-BACK-ON-SALT-facebookDid you know that you can add salt to soap?  Salt gives soap bars four very distinct characteristics: a foamy lather with very small bubbles, a very  hard bar, soap that doesn’t dry out your skin, and a gentle exfoliant. When I first tried a bar of salt soap I was surprised – it was honestly unlike any soap I had ever used before. Read more to find out how (and why!) to add salt to your own soap. Continue reading Salt: The Secrets of Soap Additives Part 5

Sea Salt Rendezvous

My husband and I just returned from a week in one of the prettiest places on the east coast, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As with any vacation, when any of your friends and family return, you must ask “what did you get me?” Well, we have a weeks worth of sea salt tutorials, handpicked products just for you.  Last but not least, we also have a post from our Secrets of Soap Additives Series all about salt. Sadly, summer is now over. Not to fear, MK is here with one last hurrah attempting to make summer last forever. Enjoy!

With Love and Bubbles,


Carrot Soap: The Secrets of Soap Additives Part 4

Carrot Soap
Carrot Soap: The Secrets of Soap Additives

Have you seen or tried carrot soap?  This natural, gentle, sweet-smelling, and fabulous looking additive is being seen at more and more craft shows and online soap sellers. Why carrots? Just look at their enticing color, their sweet juice, and that unmistakable crunch! Below the break we’ll explore the mysteries of carrots.  What makes a carrot orange? What makes them great additives to soap and other body products? Do you want to know how you can make your own carrot and honey facial mask? Read more to find out! Continue reading Carrot Soap: The Secrets of Soap Additives Part 4

Book Review: The Soapmaker’s Guide to Online Marketing

Lisa Maliga's The Soapmaker's Guide to Online MarketingIf you are looking for a quick resource to online marketing for your newly started soapmaking business, or if you are a seasoned soap seller looking to boost your online sales, Lisa Maliga’s ‘The Soapmaker’s Guide to Online Marketing’ is for you.  Lisa writes as if she is speaking directly to you, making it a very easy read.  And at only $2.99 for an e-book, you can’t beat the price. 

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