[Start-it-up] Building a handmade soap business

Self-care and the beauty industry have been on the rise in recent years, and with the advent of the internet, homemade soap makers have the opportunity to turn their hobby into a business. There are a few initial investments like dyes, oils, molds, and pigments, but soap makers should first focus on investing in a quality hand blender. Once created, the products can be displayed online or at corporate events. Also, it’s important to understand that each state has their own health standards that soap makers will need to comply with.

Key Takeaways:

  • One business sector that has grown exponentially in the last half decade is the personal care industry.
  • Some personal care product companies actually began as producers of soap only before segueing into a full line of care products.
  • Some likely expenses for would-be soap-making entrepreneurs include, mixing equipment, moulds and workshops.

“With masses becoming aware about the ingredients used to make personal care products, including soaps and shampoos, many homemade soap companies have gained traction.”

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/346714

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