Places to Buy Ingredients
http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ – awesome prices and they sell just about everything you need with great customer service. Has a great program for repeat customers and bulk orders. Plus orders over 40 dollars are free shipping.
https://www.amazon.com/ – This is where I go for free shipping or to get rush delivery. The prices are higher and the quantities are smaller but it is good when you need stuff quick and I of course have a prime membership so free shipping on most stuff.
https://www.soapgoods.com/ – I believe in shopping around and several times have found items here a little less than other places.
http://www.bulkapothecary.com/ – Great customer Service and will help you solve problems you have with your products.
http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/ – awesome prices and choices on scents both essential oils and fragrance oils.
https://nurturesoap.com/ – great for colorants and fragrances.
Scientific Soapmaking by Kevin Dunn – Excellent balance of the Chemistry and art in soap making. Reads just like a textbook.
The everything soapmaking book by Alicia Grosso – This is perfect for beginners it lays everything out from recipes to molds and safety.
Soap and Cosmetic Labeling by Marie Gale – This is a great book that discusses different agencies you are held responsible to if you start selling as well as the difference between a cosmetic and a soap. It explains in plain language what labels should include and how.
YouTube videos for Inspiration and Education
Kevin Devine – Info on labeling soaps for resale
Petals Bath Boutique – Gorgeous Swirls in soap
JustxSoooxRandom – love her piping on top of her soaps she loves talking and explaining things
Hot Process Queen – Wonderfully explained tutorial on using cookie cutters to make bath bombs
Goats Milk Hot Process – Stick blending Hot Process from oils to end result. Great view of larger batch size.
Understanding water discounts and lye solution in soap making– this is a great article that explains calculating lye water ratios and what it means when designing your own formula.