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Soap It Up Right! Tutorial from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


Making Cold Process Soap for the First Time? How to make soap & beginner soap recipes to get you started!

The Beginners Soapmaking Instructions and Recipes Revised, a free ePDF booklet by Rebecca D. Dillon

How many times have you stopped at a soap table at a farmers’ market or at a trade show and thought to yourself, “I could do that!” But, when you returned home and looked up the processes, the amount of time involved, and the mysterious lingo, you talked yourself out of this project. No way, you figure, can you make the effort to learn all about making soap without a master’s degree in chemistry at the very least.

Although the soap-making business seems pretty straightforward, according to the article that Marla Bosworth wrote for us, it’s the actual soap making process that has you worried.

soap making recipesThanks to Rebecca D. Dillon of Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen , you can learn how to make soap step-by-step. Plus, Rebecca remembers her own fears and uneasiness when she first started making soaps. She shares how she overcame those barriers to own her own soap business in this tutorial. And, she teaches you how to decipher and handle all the mysterious chemicals that go into making a bar of soap. Rebecca writes:

“The scariest thing for me when I first started making soap was working with lye. Lye – also known as sodium hydroxide – is a necessary part of making homemade soaps. Without lye, there simply is no soap…Yes, lye is a little scary. However, once I finally dove in and made cold process soaps for the first time, I realized that it wasn’t nearly as terrifying as I thought it would be. I’ve found that tutorials on soapmaking tend to have you be overly cautious about working with lye so it seems frightening. The truth of the matter is however, it isn’t frightening as long as you have sound knowledge of what you’re doing going in, and you take simply safety precautions – just like in high school chemistry class. So purchase some goggles, some gloves and for kicks you can also go with a fancy new rockabilly apron just so you have some great photos to share on your social media.”

So there you have it…you must work with lye. But what about fat percentages, oils, butters…and how much essential oil should you use for each batch of soap?

Rebecca answers all those questions as well, and also provides information on how to create your own soap recipes. If that thought scares you as well, she offers some of her own soap recipes for starters.

Rebecca doesn’t act like the “be-all and end-all” for soap making. In fact, she encourages readers to watch YouTube videos or to enlist the help of a soap-making friend to learn more information. After all, some of us learn by watching, not by reading.

With that said, Rebecca’s tutorial is one of the easiest and most down-to-earth documents I’ve ever read about soap making. In fact, she’s encouraged me to actually give it a shot…and, she’s included some great advice and images on creating my own soap labels. Creating packaging for home-made soap is relatively painless. Worldlabel also offers help with their blank printable soap-making labels for laser and inkjet printers. Plus, they offer collections of soap labels that you can modify and use as your own.

Please find the complete 37-page PDF booklet bellow. It contains a basic cold process soapmaking tutorial, information on using a lye calculator, a detailed description for creating your own recipes, eight beginner soap recipes, a tutorial on creating your own custom soap labels, and resources and references that link to online suppliers.


Thermal Labels div. launched by Worldlabel


Labelsontime Incorporated, the newly launched thermal printer labels division of WorldLabel Holdings inc. for barcode labeling will manufacture and offer end-users Thermal Transfer Labels and Direct Thermal Labels on Rolls and fan-folded factory direct.

The Thermal Barcode label division of Worldlabel Holdings Inc  will offer roll and fan-folded labels for direct thermal and thermal transfer printers in all popular sizes, materials and colors online. Labels Ontime will be a sales division focussing on marketing its PrintPeelApply brand thermal labels offline by
developing a sales organization and finding customers in traditional way.

Thermal printer labels for barcode printing are now available on the website for ordering. Over 150 sizes are stocked in 4 strategically located warehouses including several smaller satellite warehouses scattered nation-wide, for same-day shipping. Delivery is in 1 to 2 days to almost every major metropolitan area in the USA.

We created a modern website based on the concepts of making the design as clean as possible, and as “user friendly” as possible for to buy online. The site is really crisp and easy to navigate so customers have a pleasant experience. The reason for this streamlined simple user interface was to attract non savvy internet users to use something online they would like and mostly, feel comfortable with.


Customers may now choose from over 150 standard roll and fan-folded label configurations in either paper direct thermal printable labels or for thermal transfer label printing. Customers can have the confidence that everything is in-stock and ships the same day. In addition, configuration are available on both 1” and 3” cores for use with heavy industrial printers, as well as for mini desktop barcode label thermal printers such as Zebra, Eltron, Sato, Intermec and Datamax. Zebra Labels and Dymo compatible labels with a cross reference chart is available.

LOT_Map-ShippingTimes-FullSize_3-14 also offers custom thermal labels on roll and fan-folded manufacturing. Labels Ontime is ready to service the needs of thermal label users with in-stock same day shipping, fast delivery times, and quality labels at factory direct prices and better yet, is in a position to customize a label buying program molded exactly for customer requirements

Samples, testing programs, special pricing programs  are available.

Use Label sizes you will always find!

We often get calls from a customers asking “Do you have a label in stock in this size….., we need it immediately and it has to work with prior artwork we have?” The request is usually something obscure like 3.215 wide by 1.66 high size and hard to source.  Although we can make custom blank labels in 1 to 3 days, and ship it overnight. It is very costly! When considering a new project, please try take in account if the size label required can be found easily.

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More Tips For Making Your New Small Brewery Succeed

A while back I wrote an article entitled “Important Tips For Starting Your Own Small Brewery” in which I recommended that new brewers and those wanting to open a new brewery learn all they can, prepare to be the person that does all the heavy lifting while ensuring getting a good accountant. In this article I want to update those ideas and focus on the presentation a newbie should make to the beer buying community. A few simple steps can help any start up brewery ensure that the message is getting out without creating too many new expenses when you can least afford them.

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Choclatique Labels and Gift Ideas

Choclatique Gifts

Joan Vieweger, Co-Founder of Choclatique…chocolates out of the box!, provided us with some beautiful images to show how she uses Worldlabel labels for her merchandise. After you take a look at this packaging, you might remember that Valentine’s Day is just SIX DAYS away! Before you get caught short, you might visit Choclatique. They were Voted “Most Gifted Chocolatier” by the International Chocolate Salon last year!

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How To Start Your Own Soap Business

by Marla Bosworth

Have you been dreaming about starting your own soap making business, but aren’t sure where to start? While launching your own company is not entirely difficult, it does take time and thoughtful preparation in order to create a successful business. This white paper is intended to provide you with a general overview of important steps required.

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Fifty Business Card Inspirations

What does your business card look like? If you’re like the majority of people in business, your card is flat, built from templates at Vistaprint or from some other print shop, and useful only to pick food out of your teeth at best. At worst, your card will end up in a basket full of cards and forgotten, or in the waste basket.

While there’s a place for run-of-the-mill business cards, there will be times when you want to think out-of-the-box. If so, the following business cards may inspire you. We’ve included some of the most unusual cards, most appropriate cards for a given business and edible cards. And, we’ve included articles and how-to information to help you create your one-of-a-kind business card.

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How to Manage Greener Business Print Jobs

printMost businesses, including newspapers, don’t produce the printed matter that they consume. The supply chain that a business uses to order print supplies needs to be scrutinized to realize the potential for change.

Although environmental standards for “green printing” don’t exist, you can learn more about how to reduce waste around your office. You can begin by using our Green Labels, which are made from 100 percent post-consumer waste. Then, the following list will help businesses understand the questions to ask to find a printer who uses green printing processes. Additionally a few ideas have been peppered throughout this list to illustrate how a business can handle its printed matter in an environmentally friendly way.

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Important Tips For Starting Your Own Small Brewery

When I think of starting a small brewery, my back starts to ache. I imagine my shirt pockets stuffed with receipts and invoices and I get a sharp panicky feeling about when I would ever have to time to do all the things I need to accomplish. Before getting to that point, there are preparations that anyone thinking of starting a craft brewery should consider to make sure they are truly ready to take on the business of a craft brewer:

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Tie Holidays Into Your Business with Labels

How can you use labels to help promote your business? Outside the labels that you use for mailing, you can create multi-line or single word messages in eye-catching colors that send an offer or idea to clients and customers. But, what do you want these messages to say?

Use our list below for ideas on how to create labels for packages, billing envelopes and other mailed or shipped containers. Each idea can help cement your company with a great idea, reminder or announcement in your customer’s thoughts:

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