Have you ever wondered how to start a soap making business? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many people are generating profit by making and selling soap and other spa products.
It is a home-based business that is inexpensive to start, provided you begin with just 3 or 4 products. Choosing to go this route also helps to ensure that you will be creating the highest quality product possible. Typically, the more unique your soap, the more interest it will generate.
Many soap makers purchase their supplies online. There are hundreds of websites that sell everything you need to get started, including a wide variety of instructional books and videos. There are numerous sites that provide free tutorial information, as well.
Beginning soap makers sometimes start out with melt and pour soap. This glycerin-based soap, which is both easy and fun to create, can even be processed in the microwave.
In a nutshell, you simply melt the soap base, add coloring and scent and pour it into soap or candy molds. At this point, other ingredients such as desiccated coconut or oatmeal can be added, for exfoliating purposes.
Once it hardens, package as desired and it is ready to sell to the public. There is no curing period necessary, as with cold process soap making.
There are many ways to promote a soap making business. One of the least expensive ways is to advertise on a site such as Craigslist.org. Posting an ad, in this category, is currently free and there is a very good chance it will be viewed by a large number of people… especially if you post on Saturday or Sunday.
You can sell your soap products to friends and relatives. Other options include selling at a flea market, setting up a website, scheduling home parties and wholesaling to small hotels or bed-and-breakfast establishments, who in turn can either re-sell it in their gift shops or use it as a complementary toiletry item.
If you are a creative person there is no better time to start a soap making business. They will always be a demand for it, which translates into a good potential for profit.