Bow-Chicka-Bow-Wow: Smelly Chicks Make Soap Porn

I found Smelly Chick’s Online Soapmaking Resource the other day, because they had blogged about my seed packet tutorial. Interestingly enough, the site includes “tutorials, soap porn, industry news, and more”.

Now, the term “yarn porn” is often thrown around in the craft world. In fact, you are reading a blog post by the proud owner of knittingwhorehouse.com (I collect domain names with the loftiest of intentions). But… “Soap Porn”? Smelly Chicks, you asked for it, and I’m going to goat’s milk this for all it’s worth. Ahem…

First of all, this site is sexy! As a web designer myself, I’m super impressed with the graphics and layout of their WordPress theme. The blog is has many interesting tidbits, not only for soapmakers, but anyone with a small craft business.

In the about section, site proprietor Marr Williams describes the hours of research she embarked on before completing her first bar of soap. I know how she feels. A couple years back I set out with the same intentions, only to be overwhelmed by the amount stuff you need to do this. Soapmaking is a no-looking-back sort of craft. Especially if you are wanting to make cold or hot process varieties, the materials involved are intimidating (namely, the lye) and somewhat expensive. Let alone trying to narrow down which scents to choose without accumulating a militia-worthy arsenal of essential oils. Still, there are few indulgences I find as satisfying as burying my face in a silky white lather of all natural ingredients.

When I finally surrender to my desire to make soap, I’m thrilled to know that the latest tutorials, lye calculators, and resources are all accessible from one place. Until then, my addiction to soap porn continues, and I’ll gladly pay members of Etsy’s Soaper Stars and Green and Clean street teams to fulfill my sudsing fantasies.

Remember, soap works best when you’re wet… I doubt I’ll ever use it to wash out my dirty mouth though!

Photo Credit: Pure Herbal Handmade Soap by Ginger’s Garden

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22 thoughts on “Bow-Chicka-Bow-Wow: Smelly Chicks Make Soap Porn”

  1. Thanks for the write up Autumn!I read your blog all of the time and have been meaning to add it to my blog roll. Today seems like a great day to do that. Thanks for your great biz card tutorial and for all of the green info that you share. It’s important work you’re doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks for the write up Autumn!I read your blog all of the time and have been meaning to add it to my blog roll. Today seems like a great day to do that. Thanks for your great biz card tutorial and for all of the green info that you share. It’s important work you’re doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks for the write up Autumn!I read your blog all of the time and have been meaning to add it to my blog roll. Today seems like a great day to do that. Thanks for your great biz card tutorial and for all of the green info that you share. It’s important work you’re doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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