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Announcing Cold Process Melt & Pour Soap - Angry Soaping Community on Facebook

If your familiar with the Soaping Community on Facebook then what I'm about to say will not surprise you.  My very simple post of having finally succeeded at making Cold Processed Melt and Pour was met with Accusations and Slanderous Comments.

Original Soap Photo I share on Facebook

The photo I posted in a few of the Soaping groups on Facebook was taken on Sunday March 17, 2019 by myself, while standing outside my front door.  I'd spend Sunday morning working on my Cold Processed Recipe for Melt and Pour.  It  was the 4th batch I had successfully created in 24 hours and I was elated to share it. 

It didn't cross my mind that anyone would become upset with me about my declaration of having made COLD PROCESS MELT AND POUR.  Not only was this NOT the first time that I shared about my Soap. I had in fact shared my creation of a Cold Processed Melt and Pour Soap base almost a full year ago. I had began selling the recipe in my Etsy store in August of 2018.   Not only that I offered it as one the recipes offered in my ECourse that started in May and continued for 4 weeks. 

My Cold Process Melt and Pour Soap Method was coined CPMP in May 2018 when I first started working on the process.  I actually asked around different groups at one point to find out if it was Possible to even make CPMP.  I was told it was not possible, that it had to be a HP soap method.  I myself even believed it had to be HP ( hot process) soap method.  That wasn't good enough, I wanted to find out for myself, so I started working and working and testing and batching over and over again. Took me quite a while before I finally succeeded at making the CPMP soap base that had eluded me for so long. 

Now it seems as if all hell has broken lose over my photo of a bar of clear soap made using what I called the cold process soap method.

Since my post on Tuesday afternoon, I've been called a liar, a cheat, and a thief. I've been accused of taking recipe from Kathy Millers website. I've been accused of copying and taking credit for
Cathy Failors book(s), of which I have never purchased or read. To be honest, I've never even seen her book in person.  I've been told that my method was taken from a book on soap making written in 1997. I've been accused of copying CGS method and I've been accused of copying recent posts of someone making soap like this from just a few weeks ago.

I've been blocked from groups and bad mouthed by several people throughout the soap making community due to my post and given absolutely no credit for this process.  What bothers me is the fact that the people who blocked me and are currently bad mouthing me are also the people who have deliberately tried to hinder my ability to make financial gain from my process.

I am aware of at least 3 different Soap makers who have posted free recipes in their Facebook Groups. Two of which decided to post their free recipes just a few days before I would be offering an Eclass to teach CPMP. Specifically the Admin in the Facebook group that blocked me stated that she was irritated because I had posted trying to be stealth about selling my book.  She also stated that she didn't like that I had not shared my technique or recipe so that everyone else could try it.

At the end of the day, these Soap makers have tried to hinder my work and my ability to earn income from a process that I either created, or brought back in to the Soap making Communities Dialog.

Accountability for their actions...….

My concern for the Soap making Community is that these women and a few men blatantly slander and falsely attack any Soap maker of Color when they claim to have a new technique.  They post their slanderous words and continue to use defamation of character toward anyone who they deem as a threat to them. I am not the first person of Color to be defamed within these Facebook Soaping groups and I'm sure I won't be the last. 

Character Assassination...……….

I wanted to sound this alarm because the Assassination of my Character warrants a response.

I am the Soap maker who coined the acronym CPMP which stands for COLD PROCESS MELT AND POUR.  I'm also the Soap maker who created Transparent Soap Base made the Cold Process way.
However, as the conversation takes on a new direction, it has also been renamed "Quick Transparent Soap" by one of the more well known Soap makers in the Community. Drawing attention to herself and away from the original proclamation that got them in an uproar in the first place.

My point of this blog post is to make it known just how underhanded the Soap making Community on Facebook is.  They truly seem to believe they have the very right to disrespect other soap makers and that it will not financially affect them or hinder their reputation.  That alone should cause concern. This time I'm the one being attacked and defamed, they next time, and there will be a next time. It might be YOU.

Cleo Anderson ~ Owner and Formulator
Arsenia Blu Beauty
Creator of Cold Process Melt and Pour


ABMP - The Original Arsenia Blu Melt and Pour eClass (CPMP)

Glad you've stopped by. Are you ready to be amazed by this SIMPLE PROCESS?

There has been a lot of BUZZ about my Original Cold Process Melt and Pour Soap Method.

I've always said and still say that there is NOTHING NEW under the sun.  However, I can truly say that in my 15 years of Handmade Soap making.  I've never met anyone who has created Cold Process Melt and Pour Soap Base from Scratch before. 

So, here we are.... Almost a full year after my first two ECourses and I'm ready to share my Cold Process Melt and Pour Basemaking with the world.  Yes, I know it will change the way we all make this type of soap.  Yes I know there will be someone out there who will work to make it better and better.  However, I'm happy to be the first to push the envelope in this direction.  And YES! I do know it is going to change your life just as it has changed mine.

So without further ado, here are the rules for taking my ecourse.

Step #1
 This process is officially known as Arsenia Blu Melt and Pour with by Cleo Anderson.


You agree to hold at no fault of injury or loss Arsenia Blu Beauty, Cleo Anderson or Tieolia Enterprises LLC.  You agree to be bound by all the agreements placed before you in this Disclaimer.  Your mistakes, failures and successes are your own and are not the responsibility of the creator of this eClass or Soapmaking Technique.

You are responsible for your own tools, ingredients and every single piece of material and information you use to recreate my recipes and technique. I do not provide any of these for you except the knowledge of how to create Cold Process Melt and Pour Soap base from scratch.

You agree to hold private my recipes and techniques of making Cold Process Melt and Pour Soap base for a total of  Two (2) years from the date of your payment of aforementioned Eclass.  No rights or permission are being given to you to teach or share this Soap making technique before June 23,  2021. 

If you agree to the above information please proceed to the next step.

Your EClass - Student Registration

Please email the following information to

Your Full Name
Email Address
Webstore or Blog Link
Facebook- please send me a friend request so I will be able to add you to the secret group.

This following Statement Followed by your Full name must accompany your disclaimer agreement. Adding our Full name and date of submission will act as your electronic signature. Which in turn means you have therefore agreed to be governed by this disclaimer of use.

I have read, understand and agree to abide by the rules set forth in the disclaimer given to me as a condition of being a student in the EClass for Cold Process Melt and Pour Basemaking offered by Cleo Anderson ~ Owner of Arsenia Blu Beauty and Tieolia Enterprises LLC. From this point forward being know as ABMP/ Arsenia Blu Melt and Pour.  I do understand that No rights or permission are being given to me to teach or share this Soap making technique before June 23, 2021. I understand that by doing so I have legally both broken this contract and broken the law. I understand that it is an infringement on Arsenia Blu  Beauty and Cleo Anderson's legal rights of privacy and considered theft of the original owner and creators intellectual property. Therefore, a violation punishable by the law.

Step #3 
Once the Student Registration Information has been received, you will receive an invoice for $165
from Paypal or if you prefer, you can send me your payment at once I have approved your registration. Payment is due immediately upon receipt. You will have 24 hours to make full payment for the ecourse once it has been recieved.   If you have not completed payment within those 24 hours the invoice will be withdrawn and your registration for the EClass discarded.

 Once payment has been processed, you will be added to the Eclass Secret Group where you will be able to see the Live Video of the Cold Process Melt and Pour Base making , Now being known as Arsenia Blu Melt and Pour Basemaking. If you are unable to attend a live taping, you will still have access to prerecorded trading videos.

In this group you will be able to ask questions and share your struggles as well as your awesome success with this new process.

The first eClass will broadcast Live on Saturday March 23, 2019 at 11:00a.m EST. If you are not able to attend the love broadcast. Dont worry. You will have access to pre-recorded training Videos.

Hope to see you in the eClass

 The original creator of this Melt and Pour Soap method is Cleo Anderson owner of Arsenia Blu Beauty and Tieolia Enterprises LLC.

Been a long time.....

Hello again.
 I'ts been so long since I posted on the blog and I've actually got a lot to share with you in the next coming weeks.

I've been working on a new skincare line and I'm excited to be gearing up for the launch at the last quarter of 2019.  I'm both nervous and excited at the same time.

But that's not the only great news.  As you know I've been working on my Melt and Pour Base for over 2 years now.  Well, I've come along way and its time to introduce you to my Cold Process Melt and Pour Technique.  YES, you can make Melt and Pour from scratch.  I should know, I've done it.

Not only that, it takes me less than 15 minutes to create a batch of CPMP Soap base from scratch.

I'm excited to share it will everyone, however after all the time I've spent working on teaching myself how to make Melt and Pour Glycerin soap over the last 15 years.  I simply can't just give you my hard work for free.  If you want to find out how to learn my technique.  Check out the Post on CPMP Soap Base Making.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more announcements as I gear up for my Christian Inspired Skincare Line.

My New Ebook


I haven't posted anything on this blog in a very long time. I've been very busy creating an EBook of recipes on MP and my own personal research and process.

You can purchase my very 1st Ebook on Melt and Pour Soap making in my Etsy store.

This book was created after many requests to write an ebook with my experiences, thoughts and personal research added.  If your looking for quality recipes for your own personal Melt and Pour or Transparent Base making.  Even for the beginner in Basemaking, THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO START.  From here, you just improve on it.  What I've shared, is working for me.

Limited edition ebook format.

What's inside

10 Recipes to assist you in creating several different Soap Bases including:

Palm Free Vegan Bases

Transparent Base
Goatsmilk Base
Double Butter Base
White Base
Natural Base

Lard Bases

Transparent Base
Goatsmilk Base
Triple Butter Base
White Base
Cold Process Base

When considering if you should place your order today, think of the value inside my ebook. I sell one basic recipe for $45 with instructions only. This book will have over $585.00 value in my proven recipes. I've been making soap for 14 1/2 years and I've loved almost every step. This is by far the most comprehensive information I've gathered for myself.

We aren't going to get down and dirty with Chemistry and Massive Detail, I'm going to keep it light and informative.

All this in one place.  A Recipe Book for Melt and Pour and Transparent Basemaking.

Please remember that this process is an advanced soapmakers process using the Hot Process Soap Metho

Handmade Glycerin Soap

I've been making handmade soaps from scratch 14 years as of 2/19/18.  Its been a long journey in many ways. Time consuming and frustrating at times, to say the least.  but, Finally I have achieved an almost 14 year standing vision.

I first tried to create Glycerin Soap about Five (5) months after teaching myself to make soap.  I no longer have that bar or batch of soap, however I remember exactly how it looked, felt and smelt.

It was gritty and HARD, it was a cloudy and translucent green and it was scented with spearmint.  It had a wonderful scent and it soaped nicely.  It could be used as an exfoliation bar.  But, it was NOT a true bar of Translucent or Glycerin Soap.  It was a complete fail and I hated the process.

I had two pots that I used as a double boiler and I followed the recipe from Kathy Millers website.

I didn't try to make Glycerin / Translucent soap again for 12 years.

Last year I tried again.  ANOTHER FAIL.  Made me so angry I put it away again and left it for yet another year.

I can finally tell you that I've successfully made more than 10 batches of truly translucent and Melt & Pour Soaps.  I've learned how to formulate my own recipes and I've been successful at achieving that Translucent Clear Soap.  Here are a few of my soaps.

Morning Bliss

After making soaps for so many years its hard to imagine that I would still love it so much.  Not only loving the creative side of soap making, but also loving the way my skin feels when I use my creations.  Last evening I made a batch of soap that I hoped would remind me once again of why I love being a Soap maker. 

It accelerated very fast and rushed into the gel stage. Causing the design I had put on the top to smash against the top of the lid for the mold.  I literally had to hold it down so the pressure didn't push the lid off and I didn't have a volcano of soap all over the counter.

I placed the wooded mold filled with soap in the stove and left it over night.  Got up at 6:45 am to unmold and cut the soap into loaves and then into bars.  It was as hard as a bar of cured soap that has been sitting 6 weeks.  Since it was unscented I couldn't only smell Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.  Which was Perfect.

I cut the block into 24 bars of soap and proceeded to stamp them with my soap stamp and place them on a rack to cure for another 3 weeks. No, I'm not going to cure for 6-8 weeks because the soap has completed the saponification I'mprocess.  Its ALREADY soap.  Its already cured, its already hard and its already been used. :)

YES, I took a bar and went to the shower. It was pure BLISS.  I got the feeling all over again.  I know why I love being a soap maker and I stand by my product. I make luxurious bars of soap and natural skincare as well as hair care that nourishes and moisturizes even the roughest, driest, most irritated skin.

No don't get me wrong.  I don't need to be reminded why I do what I do because I'm sold out and dedicated to the art of soap making.  But more so to providing health skin care solutions that promote healthy skin.

The batch of soap I created yesterday was made with Raw Unrefined Shea Butter, Raw Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Organic Coconut Milk Powder.  No fragrance, No essential oils.  Purified Water and Sodium Hydroxide.  That's it, that's all, nothing else.  It needs no preservative and gets no preservative.  It's pure goodness and for me because I know exactly what's in my soaps Its Pure Bliss, plain and simple.

Below I want to show you how much soap would be wasted if I chose to bevel this bar of soap to cosmetic perfection.  The bar shrinks in size and the logo would no longer have fit.  The extra layers having been peeled off now have to be stored or discarded. I choose not to do this for this batch of soap because it makes absolutely no good sense to change the natural and most realistic presentation of a handmade bar of soap in all of its rustic beauty.  So I hope you enjoy this luxurious creation with all its skin loving moisturizing goodness.

Simply Ingredients

After years of making handmade soaps with multiple oils in them, Arsenia Blu is streamlining the process and the ingredients used in our soaps.  Not that we don't love all the soaps we make and all the ingredients we use. However, the term less is better is really true in this case.  We've researched oils and techniques, formulations and old world products made with different oils over and over.  We've made different soaps using all these different types of oils, only to end up at this space and decision.

Cas·tile soap
  1. fine, hard white or mottled soap made with olive oil and sodium hydroxide.

With so many websites and blogs that explain why Castile soap is good to use and even how many ways it can be used, I decided to include several of them in my post. The first page I would recommend reading is 
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