A bottle of homemade bath oil can make a fine, unique Christmas gift for your friends, family, and customers of your soap shop. Using some lavender essential oil and a carrier oil of your choosing, you can treat others to a lovely, relaxing trip in the tub. For a full tutorial with ideas for oils, click here:: Easy Homemade Bath Oil Recipe for the Holidays
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Scrub and Bubble with the Sweet Scent of Pears
You can make quality, organic hand soap for yourself or your customers using delicious pears. With some oils and using cold process soap making, you’ll have some fresh bars of sweet pear scented soap. Click here for the full recipe:: Natural Pear Soap Recipe
Create Quilted Christmas Ornaments for Home or Your Craft Shop!
With some fabric scraps, scissors, and a sewing kit, you can create quality ornaments to hang on your tree using quilting material. Make some lovely red and green Christmas tree designs to deck the halls. For a full how-to, click here:: Quilted Christmas Ornament Tutorial
Tips to Attract Bloggers to Your Craft Product
Craft and soap bloggers are always looking for the newest item or product to feature. It gives the blogger content to write about and it also gives you a showcase to show off your work to prospective customers. So what can you do to attract bloggers to your wares?
First, make sure that your craft or soap is actually worth writing home about. A unique design, high value, originality, and personality always win out over normality. Also, be sure you have high quality photos of your craft products. This not only can help sales at your store, but also attracts the eyes of the bloggers and writers. There’s also no shame to approach a blogger that you enjoy, introduce yourself, ask if he or she would do a feature on you or your product, and send them a link with pictures. It can definitely help you promote your stuff. For a full article on this topic, click here:: 5 Things Bloggers Look for When Choosing Work To Feature
Make Your Own Melt N’ Pour Lotion Soap Cubes
Soap with an aloe lotion base can soothe and cool the skin as it cleans. Adding some cream cheese frosting fragrance can only add to the appeal for your skin. Learn how to make your own within an hour here:: 12 Days of Christmas: Lotion Melt and Pour Cubes
Number of Soap Sales Does Not Equal Success
Sadly, too many people believe that the number of sales you have made determines the success of your online soap or craft shop. It seems like the simple metric to follow, but many who don’t get giant sales numbers feel like failures when that is not the case. So what should a person do to accurately calculate their success in craft sales?
First, try not to let go of the personal accomplishment. Every sale you do make, no matter if it’s a giant number or not, validates you. Keep the thrill that someone enjoys your work. Secondly, it’s not the number of units sold, it’s the amount of revenue and profit the business is making. Someone with a larger sales number could be selling the product at a lower price. In fact, you could be actually making more money selling less goods than your competition due to the price difference. For more on this topic, click here:: Stop Focusing on the Number of Sales You’ve Made & Start Focusing on What Actually Matters
Scrub Away and Exfoliate with Chickpea Almond Sugar Scrub
For generations, chickpea flour was an ingredient in traditional Indian skin care. Mixed with sugar and some light almond oil for moisture, it can make a fine scrub for just about anyone. Learn how to make your own for yourself or your soap store here:: Chickpea Almond Sugar Scrub
A lil peppermint bubble cake bath…
…to exfoliate those worries right out of your skin.
Here’s a great recipe we are excited to try ourselves and then share with everybody around us. This is sure to be a DIY gift-pleaser this year. In fact, you may love this yourself so much that you’ll have a hard time parting with it.
But share the wealth and let others enjoy, just as much as you do, this wonderfully vibrant and refreshing bubble bath soap.
Read the full article here: Peppermint Bubble Cakes
Stocking Taped On the Chimney With Care
When you’re busy making other crafts and soap, you don’t have time to sew stockings for the holidays. Good ol’ duct tape is there for the rescue. With some tape and a pair of scissors, you can make fun decorative Christmas stockings in less than 15 minutes. Read the tutorial here:: Simple Duck Tape Stocking
One to Keep an Eye On
A new craft show is coming our way to give us a whole new avenue of crafting and how to’s before our eyes. It’s about paying it forward and blessing the lives of others. Enjoy!
This will be a great show from two ladies that I have learned a lot from. The great thing about it is that you will be able to see them work the crafts right in front of you, rather than just reading and looking at pictures on a blog. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine those in between steps on blogs…but with this new program you’ll see it all before your very eyes.
Read here for the full announcement: Craft If Forward With U Create
Take a look at the promotional video…