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« on: October 19, 2007 10:59:08 PM »

Welcome the Official Bath & Beauty Supplier list! I've gone through and streamlined the list so it's a little easier to find information. We are always looking for new suppliers, so please keep adding as you find them!

Also, please note that ALL of the suppliers on this list are verified (no fly-by-nighters) and have been used by your fellow Craftsters. We only post suppliers from whom we've not heard any complaints or bad information. Enjoy!


Save on shipping! Use this website to find suppliers in your State!
Suppliers by State

General Suppliers
These suppliers stock everything from bases to oils to colorants to FOs/EOs, to molds. They carry anything and everything you could ever want for B&B -- these are what we consider to be one-stop shopping!

Bramble Berry
Wholesale Supplies Plus
The Chemistry Store
Majestic Mountain Sage
From Nature with Love
Southern Soapers

Soap Mold Suppliers
These are suppliers who specialize specifically in molds

For Crafts Sake
Upland Soap Factory
Kelsei's Creations
Milky Way Molds

Fragrance/Essential Oil Suppliers
These suppliers tend to specialize strictly in FOs/EOs, though many have other items, too. Smiley

Southern Garden Scents
The Scent Shack
Sweet Cakes
Appalachian Valley Naturals
Scent Works
Rustic Escentuals
WFMed
Nature's Garden Candles
Bittercreek North Candle Supply
(with these last two suppliers, double-check that you are buying a soap scent and not a candle scent. Smiley)

MP Soap Base Suppliers
These suppliers specialize mostly in MP bases.

Lonestar Candle Supply
Melt & Pour Supplies

Other Base Suppliers (Lotion Base, Bubble Bath Base, etc).

Essential Wholesale

Packaging Suppliers

Specialty Bottle
Elements Bath & Body
SKS Bottle
Kangaroo Blue


Bulk Oil Suppliers

Shay & Company
Soapers Choice

Lotion Supplies

Lotion Crafter


Australia Suppliers
Thanks Tanza!
http://www.heirloombodycare.com.au/
http://www.aussiesoapsupplies.com.au/
http://www.rangeproducts.com.au/
http://www.newdirections.com.au/content.php?p=home-home-campaigns

Canadian Suppliers
http://www.sudsandscents.com/

UK Suppliers
http://herbmoonhollow.com/shop/
http://www.gracefruit.com/
http://soapmakers-store.com/
www.baldwins.co.uk
www.justasoap.co.uk

German Suppliers
www.creativdiscount.de


Ok, and how about some "Getting Started" links? Also links to recipes, techniques, etc. My computer crashed a couple months ago, and I literally lost hundreds of links I had saved up over the last couple years, so here is just a couple off the top of my head, what do you guys like?

Getting Started:

www.millersoap.com
www.teachsoap.com (Thanks Sound of Vision!)
http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/soapmaking.htm (Thanks mullerslanefarm!)

Recipes:

http://www.pvsoap.com/recipes.htm
http://www.soapdelicatessen.com/soapmaking/
www.craftbits.com (Thanks disquieting!)
http://www.makeyourowncosmetics.com/ (Thanks EmmyFNWL!)

Essential Oil information:

http://www.deancoleman.com/commonoils.htm
http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/fragrancesandaromatherapy/ht/htcustblend.htm

Soap Calculators:

http://www.thesage.com/calcs/lyecalc2.php
www.soapcalc.com

Fragrance Finder Possibly my fave website, find which suppliers sell your fave scents...be sure to check out dupes to find a fragrance oil of your fave perfume or the newest bath and body fragrance!

http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/index.php

Properties of Base Oils for Soap:

http://www.soapnuts.com/indexoils.html

INCI List (how to legally label your ingredients)

http://www.oshun.ca/inci.html

Tutorials:

How to~ Line soap molds~ http://www.candletech.com/cgi-local/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=bathandbody;action=display;num=1088130010;start=0

How to~ CP Soap~ http://www.geocities.com/blueaspenoriginals/CP_how_to.html (Thanks Sound of Vision!)

How to~ CP Soap~ http://www.soapcrafters.com/recipes_fromscratch.htm (Thanks Sound of Vision!)
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 12:29:53 PM »

Oils:
http://www.soaperschoice.com/

general supplies:
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/

EO / FO:
http://www.thescentshack.com/catalog/
http://www.tonysfragranceoils.com/
http://www.tonysfragranceoils.com/
http://www.sweetcakes.com/
http://av-at.com/
http://addy.com/brinkley/index.html

Fragrance Oil Finder:
http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/index.php

Molds:
http://www.milkywaymolds.com/
http://www.kelseiscreations.com/
http://www.forcraftssake.com/

http://www.teachsoap.com/
http://millersoap.com
http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/soapmaking.htm
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 10:48:41 AM »

for soap and candle making supplies? thanks
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 02:04:04 PM »

Here's a whole bunch that are recommended! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202977.0
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 12:53:41 PM »

I love brambleberry.com super customer service, excellent products.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009 09:55:30 AM »

http://www.RusticEscentuals.com
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009 10:49:26 AM »

I'll give a second shout out to Brambleberry.  They have AWESOME customer service and their sister site, teachsoap.com has great tips!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010 12:40:50 PM »

for soap and candle making supplies? thanks

brambleberry.com & bittercreek.com are great suppliers!  to find other great suppliers, check out suppliersbystate.com.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010 03:28:07 PM »

This place has good deals on chemicals for soapmaking

 sodium laurel sulfoacetate for example, which is used to make bubble bars

http://www.chemistrystore.com/
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010 08:31:05 AM »

Bittercreek north.. Awesome shipping time and great FOs
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010 06:55:23 AM »

the soap goat

I am ONLY tried their FO's and they are AWESOME!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010 08:21:08 AM »

The INCI list link leads to a page that seems to have died.  Does anybody know of another good source for this info?

Thanks for the awesome list!  You guys rock!
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010 12:13:30 AM »

The INCI list link leads to a page that seems to have died.  Does anybody know of another good source for this info?

Thanks for the awesome list!  You guys rock!

Ooh thanks for letting us know, I changed it to this one:

http://www.oshun.ca/inci.html
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010 10:16:06 PM »

I have ordered from Texas Natural Supply for several years and they are local to me so I can order and pick up.
They have tons of b&b supplies.

http://www.texasnaturalsupply.com/default.aspx?categoryid=0
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010 06:07:39 PM »

What about a good started kit, with everything you need for a small batch? This will be my first attempt so I don't want to invest a whole lot of time and money. I don't think I saw a kit listed. Thanks!
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2010 06:41:36 PM »

What about a good started kit, with everything you need for a small batch? This will be my first attempt so I don't want to invest a whole lot of time and money. I don't think I saw a kit listed. Thanks!

What do you want to make? Lots of suppliers have kits for lotion, cp or mp soap, etc. Try Brambleberry, they have a good selection!
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2010 11:49:27 AM »

Soap, and whatever is easiest, because I'm not much of a cook and I am afraid that will carry over haha
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2010 11:52:10 AM »

Brambleberry does look great, and affordable. Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2010 07:12:55 AM »

Hi,
I'm new here and the 1st question I had you guys answered here. Thank you and I am eager to get started!
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2010 09:36:38 AM »

I'm glad your question was answered! Welcome to Craftster Bryelee!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2010 11:58:41 AM »

I love brambleberry.com super customer service, excellent products.

Here is an excellent ebook that includes a list of suppliers as well as tips and secrets on making professional spa products. Grin

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http://www.thehandcrafterscompanion.com/
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011 03:37:08 PM »

Canadian Suppliers

www.aquariusaroma-soap.com
www.canwax.com
www.cranberrylane.com
www.CreationsfromEden.com
www.fpi-america.com (based in Richmond BC)
www.islandartisansupply.ca
www.lyndenhouse.net
www.newdirectionsaromatics.ca
www.northernsents.com
www.oshun.ca
www.poyanaturals.com
www.qualityfirst.on.ca
www.saffireblue.ca
www.soapandmore.com
www.tubosoap.com
www.voyageursoapandcandle.com
www.wellnow.on.ca/prod.html
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2011 01:17:11 AM »

suppliers www.baldwins.co.uk
             www.creativdiscount.de
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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2011 11:58:38 AM »

suppliers www.baldwins.co.uk
             www.creativdiscount.de


Great, thanks! Have you used both of these suppliers? Good prices/customer service/shipping?
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2011 04:31:08 AM »

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yes I have used both these suppliers baldwins is sort of an old style british apothecary they also have a paper catalog and creativdiscount is sort of all round german crafts shop both have good quality items baldwins shipping goes by weight of package and shipping at creativdiscount is price per country so for them I tend to do a big size order for all of my hobbies all together
crafts things in Europe and UK are more pricey than USA but the crafts market of USA is way bigger  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2011 12:57:23 PM »

Awesome, thank you!
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2011 08:22:55 AM »

I'm about to put in an order here, their products look lovely and the list of raw ingredients is extensive. There's a community forum for discussion and questions too, it's not that busy but it's full of good advice.

http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/home.html
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2012 04:35:11 AM »

I just ordered supplies for soap from this website, they have a LOT of product and very reasonable prices

http://www.soapgoods.com/
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Can anyone reccomend any good exhibitions in Europe where you can pick up new supplies / ideas??
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Really good basic lotionmaking recipes and instructions/tutorials here:  http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2014 05:58:19 AM »

This is very helpful having a list of so many suppliers to choose from. I have been getting most of my supplies from http://www.theflamingcandle.com/ since they are close to me. I will have to check out some of the other suppliers mentioned. This is very helpful for someone still new to making candles.
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