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About the BellaOnline Soapmaking Editor

As the editor of the Soapmaking website I get to play at one of my favorite hobbies; soap making. I stumbled upon soaping by accident and in my first attempt at trying to produce soap produced a lumpy ball of soap with the texture of fossilized rock. Six years later I am still fascinated by the magic and chemical mystery of turning oils and a base into one of the most vastly used products ever to be invented or stumbled upon by accident on earth. Soap is the single most important product, when used habitually that keeps pathogens at bay in hospitals and our homes.

Prior to Soapmaking, writing has always been my passion. It captures the essence of the moment, the people and places and turns that which is commonplace into that which is divine. I have always thought that writing makes me more alike than unlike everyone else; it allows me to feel what Paule Marshall, in Brown Girl Brownstone describes as the visceral yearning that the novelīs protagonist Selena, a young Barbadian girl on the cusp of womanhood, desires - ...to be part of the pause and beat of life." Whether or not we recognize it, it is this intrinsic desire to be part of that beat that propels the creative voice that ultimately shapes our world. That voice can be manifested in writing, in creating works of art, in creating the mundane and functional and even, in creating beautiful packaging and laboring over a steamy batch of soap- thus bringing to life something from naught. It is recognition of this level of beauty, why I feel consummately fulfilled writing for Bellaonline and sharing my experiences and knowledge with countless people whom I may never meet.

Though I am enamored of so many different genres of writing; writing about soap making gives me the opportunity to write with accuracy, with diplomacy and restraint for the purpose of clarity.

Through the years I have amassed a body of knowledge about Soapmaking and the cosmetic/body care market which I freely share with my readers. Some of the things that I can be of help with to my readers are:

  • Packaging and label design

  • Marketing and PR

  • Formulating

  • Resources and information

- Visit my store for DIY soapmaking kits and supplies, color glossy soap labels and cigar band templates, lotion making supplies, and fragrances. Perfumekits.com

FAQS about using Soapmaking at Bellaonline content on your website or blog

1. Can I link to your articles? Linking to articles is okay. But, first I have to be notified so I can have a look at your website to see if it is appropriate for linking. Secondly, you may not link to my articles and claim them as your own. In order to link, the verbiage in the link has to specifically give credit to me for writing the article.

2. Can I copy your articles and place them on my website?
No, you may not copy my articles and place them on your website. Even if you give me credit, I am not allowing my articles to be placed anywhere else but on Soapmaking at Bella and my website PerfumeKits.com

3. If I copy your articles - how can you find out? Well, the web is a huge place, but not that huge that the long arm of technology and web indexing will not find you. Google and other search engines indexes millions of pages each day including pages you copy. If you link and copy my articles and claim them as your own, I will find out and you will be under copyright violation.

4. So what happens if I take your information - after all information on the internet is free, is it not? Copyright law protects any creative endeavor in tangible form existing after 1989. Tangible means anything written, drawn, carved, recorded etc. According to this law, products which do not have a copyright notice are also covered, a priori. This protects all works created from being copied or having other works derived from them without permission from the creator of such work. For more information on copyright see Brad Templetonīs informational site on 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained

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