Ever wonder what that type of oil does? Or wonder what benefits this ingredient can add to a soap? Whether you are making soap as a hobby or as a business, it is important to know what your ingredients are, what purpose they serve, and how much you have in supply. It can get messy and disorganized at times, so what should you do?
Whenever you get an ingredient, clearly label it and insert the name into your own “database” via notebook or Word doc. As you have it listed, you may want to add whatever benefits it does (example: exfoliates, smells of roses) in case you want to try it in a new recipe. You may want make other documents with particular benefits at the headline and list ingredients that would add to that benefits (example: under “Heals Skin” put down “aloe”). This way you can have a complete database for you to quickly reference your inventory. For more on ingredient organization, click here:: How do I organize information on my ingredients?
During this dry season, the lips of your soap shop customers can dry out and chap easily. Fortunately, you can make a lip balm at home using beeswax, grape seed oil, coconut oil, and a few other ingredients to get their lips soft and smooth. Get the full recipe here:: Winter Heal & Protect Lip Balm Recipe
When done right, customizing certain soap recipes can create a unique soap of your own. Just be sure to know whether or not your ingredient can withstand the heat or if it should be added during the soap’s cool down phase and you’ll have a newer soap to try out. Get further instructions and tips here:: How do I modify a recipe when I add or remove an ingredient?
Reaching out to customers can be pretty difficult at times and social media might not be your strongest suit. However, making a Tumblr page might help.
Tumblr is free and allows you to post photos of your newest soap creations while allowing you to leave your business contact information for followers that are interested. It’s simple and free. Here’s a video with more insight and tips on using Tumblr for your online soap business.
Have you tried incorporating murumuru butter into your soaps yet? It makes a great anti-inflammatory agent and moisturizer for soaps, balms, lotions, and body butters. It also is packed with Vitamin A to help smooth out wrinkles in the skin. Check out some other benefits of murumuru butter here:: Six Reasons to Love Murumuru Butter
Scuffed boots are an ugly sight, aren’t they? You can make some inexpensive yet effect boot polish at home using beeswax, olive oil, and a candle tin. This can make a great polish for your boots or the boots of the beloved cowpoke in your life. Get the full recipe here:: Super Simple Boot Polish
There are times where you don’t complete sell your inventory and will have to keep your soap stored. You never know when the next big wave of sales could happen. However, even though soap should last, improper storage can damage and spoil your inventory.
With some simple know-how and steps, you can keep your soap spoil-free for nearly forever! Check out the video below for tips.
With a cold process base and soap frosting, you can make a great decorative soap inspired by the Queen of Hearts! The LoveSpell and Baby Rose fragrance oils make the soap smell as delightful as it looks. Get the full recipe with pictures here:: Queen of Hearts Cold Process
You can make your own sea clay to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. This homemade recipe consists of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and poppy seeds to help shed off dry, flaky skin and treat the new skin underneath. Get the full recipe here:: Sea Clay Dry Salt Scrub
When starting up your soap shop there are a lot of things to consider and it’s not always easy. However, there are a number of mistake rookie soap entrepreneurs make when they are first starting out. What should you look out for?
First, don’t skimp on the product photos, they need to look their best to help sell your soap. Try to keep close track on your inventory so you don’t accidentally sell more than you have. Lastly, don’t underprice your soaps. A reasonable price helps customers understand the worth of your soap along with paying enough to account for supplies to make the soap along with profit. For more rookie craft shop mistakes, click here:: Five Common Etsy Mistakes and How to Avoid Them