Your puppy is the best, but fleas are the worst! Sadly, many flea shampoos for dogs can contain harsh chemicals. Why not make some natural flea-repelling dog shampoo at home? Using oatmeal, arrowroot powder, and neem oil, you can make a dry dog shampoo that deodorizes Fido while fighting off fleas. Get the full recipe and tutorial here:: Natural Flea Repelling Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe
You love the smell and feel of handcrafted soaps and you wish to expand your creativity to make some yourself. However, there are a number of ways to make soap that may or may not be right for you due to your skills, equipment, or interest. What are the primary methods to make great soap?
Melt and pour soap is probably the easiest way to start making soap since you don’t have to work with lye and just need to add fragrances and ingredients to the soap base. Cold process or Hot process soap, however, allows you completely make a custom soap from scratch and allows you more control over every ingredient you add to your soap. Milling soap allows you to make a soap with a cold process or hot process then refining with it a second time with additional ingredients or colors. For more details on these soap making processes, click here:: What Method of Soapmaking is Right for You?
Exfoliate and moisturize your face at the same time using an effective homemade facial scrub. Using baking soda to shed dry skin and coconut oil to enrich it with moisture, your face or the faces of soap shop customers will be clean, soft, and ready to impress! Get the full recipe here:: Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe
Sure, brown and gray eye shadow are great for everyday use, but sometimes you can spice it up with an aqua colored eye shadow to add variety to your look. Using some oceanic-colored mica with sericite, you can make this quality eye shadow at home for your personal use or as a product for your soap craft shop. Get the full tutorial here:: Mystic Mermaid Eye Shadow + Application Tutorial
Running an online soap shop from home can be stressful. Balancing budgets, getting supplies, making soap, shipping out products, etc. can wipe a person out. It can build up and get dramatic, but you can overcome it.
Just take a moment, breathe, and ask yourself “What do other people do when they are trying to fix this problem?” Whatever issue you are facing, know that someone else has had it and has overcome it. Likely, one of the answers in your head can solve the problem and you can move forward. For a full article on this topic, click here:: How to Take the Drama Out of Running Your Business
Show off your clever craft skills by making an “Apple watch” made out of felt and leftover buttons. It makes a fun gag gift for friends and allows little kids to have an Apple watch of their own like mommy or daddy. For pictures and a full design to inspire you, click here:: Apple Watch
You can make a fun soap loosely based off the popular Candy Crush mobile game at home! Using various colored soap bars, you can make a mult-colored soap with candy-looking chunks and a sweet scent that is great for kids and kids-at-heart to wash up with. Get the full recipe here:: Candy Crush MP Soap Loaf
Okay, so you already have an inventory of awesome soaps to sell. You have your website and online store ready to go. All you need now is customers. However, not everyone is going to go ga-ga over handcrafted soap. So how can you appeal to your target audience?
You can advertise your website at places where people who buy crafts would visit and hang out, online or in real life. Find out if your target customers communicate whether its through message boards, Facebook, Twitter, or newsletters. By getting into the mind of your ideal customer, you’ll know what moves to do as opposed to wasting time trying to appeal to everybody. Get more advice from a full article on this topic:: How to Bring Quality Targeted Traffic to Your Online Shop
You can make a one-two skin treatment by creating a solid sugar scrub cube with shea butter. The sugar scrub will exfoliate the skin as the shea butter locks in moisture to make the skin of your soap shop customers smooth and soft. Get the full recipe for this dynamo scrub here:: Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe
Treat your face to smoothness and scent by making facial clay infused with almond milk and rose essential oil. It’s easy to make and will cleanse and enrich your skin. It is an excellent way to treat dry and mature skin to lock in moisture and plump out wrinkles. Get the full recipe here:: Fresh Rose & Almond Milk Facial