Category: Marketing Ideas

Places to Sell Your Handmade Soap

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Making handmade bath and beauty products is not just for the holidays!! You can make them for your family and friends or SELL them!!! Perhaps you’re looking to add a secondary income or just to offset the cost of making soaps for personal use. Maybe you’ve been gearing up your production of handmade soaps and… Read more »

Are There Affordable Ways to Get Started in Soap Making?

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Are you afraid to jump in and start making your own personal skin care products?  Do you know how much it will cost?  Do you know how much to make? If you’ve thought about trying your hand at making soaps but were afraid of the start-up costs, has new, affordable ways for you to… Read more »

Top 10 Ingredients for Lotions & Creams

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Want to know how to keep your skin healthy & young? Curious? It is so easy!  Start your personal DIY lotions and creams skin care product line now!!  You will see amazing results almost instantly! We are ready and prepared to help you!!  Also, visit our Crafting Library for recipes, ideas and helpful tips! Top… Read more »

Encourage Your Customers with Sets and Series

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  Need that perfect soap crafting idea for your products and gifts? Create your own sets and series…it’s easy!! Here is some very useful and help information for all your DIY skin, bath and body crafters! If you are looking for unique ways to promote your soap-making and beauty products, think about inspiring others to delve… Read more »

DIY Organic Natural Body Wash Recipe

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Make your own natural body wash in no time! While many people love homemade soap, others prefer body wash because it has great foaming and is easy to use. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all natural products to get the feeling you love. With the unscented organic body wash base from Stephenson it’s quick… Read more »

DIY All Natural Deodorant Tubes

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More and more people are making the switch to all natural bath and body products, and it’s easy to see why. With many commercial products filled with toxic or at least questionable ingredients, it’s comforting to know exactly what’s in everything you use. Some products, like deodorant, are hard to live without, but with this… Read more »

Homemade Caffeinated Eye Serum w/ Vitamin E

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Help keep your skin looking healthy and young! When it comes to skin care, your eyes need the most attention. The thin skin around your eyes is prone to wrinkles and dark circles and requires extra moisturizing to keep looking young and fresh. Caffeine and vitamin E are both great ingredients for your skin as… Read more »

1/18 Weekly Giveaway: Vitamin E Acetate

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Take your beauty products to the next level with vitamin E! Vitamin E has long been known for its amazing skin care benefits. It’s often used in anti-aging products and is known to help improve skin elasticity and firmness to prevent and reduce wrinkles. Vitamin E acetate is used in many cosmetic lotions, creams, and… Read more »

1/11 Weekly Giveaway: Professional Heart Soap Mold

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Spruce up Valentine’s Day soaps with a heart soap mold! Valentine’s day is coming up fast and love is in the air! What better way to tell your sweetheart how much they mean to you than with homemade heart-shaped soaps? Enter our weekly giveaway and you could win a professional heart soap mold free on… Read more »

1/11 Weekly Article Roundup: Valentine’s Day

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Learn about Valentine’s Day & get gift ideas! Valentine’s day is one of those holidays you either love or hate, but it doesn’t have to be all about fancy, expensive gifts and cards. Show some real love this Valentine’s Day with thoughtful homemade gifts that your special someone is sure to enjoy! Homemade bath and… Read more »

Making the perfect gift basket or set

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With container accessories Whether you’re making products to sell or give as gifts, the more you can give the recipient the better. Gift baskets, product sets, or sampler sets are a great way to give friends and family a variety of things in one gift, and they make it easy for customers to buy gifts… Read more »

Types of Cosmetic Jars & Their Uses

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Find the Perfect Packaging for Your Products! A lot of the time, when you get an idea for a new product, packaging is the last thing on your mind. After all, the fun of creating new things is thinking about how to make them, what they’ll be used for, what ingredients you’ll choose, and all… Read more »

What are “finishes” for container tops?

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Choosing the right container & packaging Whether you’re making sprays, lotions, or anything else, the right packaging is important. You may want smaller a bottle or jar for sample and travel sizes or a larger container for gift sets. The size of your bottle or jar impacts your pricing and can affect how customers perceive your product. But what… Read more »

1/4 Weekly Article Roundup: Soap Packaging Ideas

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Soap Packaging Ideas for Inspiration When it comes to selling soap or even just giving it as gifts, how it’s packaged has a big impact on people’s first impression. You want to draw people in while still representing the type of business you are and the type of products you make. Are your soaps fun and… Read more »

Using Reed Diffusers to Enhance Your Home

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With fragrances & essential oils! This time of year it’s especially important to keep your home smelling fresh. With colder weather outside, the indoor air can feel stuffy and stale, and that’s the last thing you want if you’re expecting company. The easiest way to bring some great scents into your home this winter is diffusing!… Read more »

How to Combine Fragrances & Scents

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While there are tons of fragrance oils to choose from at the Chemistry Store, the personal care industry is all about standing out and creating products unique to you. One easy way to set your soap, bath and body products, or perfume apart is to create your own signature scents by combining fragrances or essential oils…. Read more »

Seasonal Fragrances for Winter & The Holidays!

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Find the perfect fragrance for you! Choosing the right fragrance oil can make a huge difference in how your soap or bath and body products turn out. Everyone has their own personal preferences of course, but using seasonal and holiday fragrances is a great way to keep your products current and fresh! Because we have… Read more »

DIY Dead Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

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Salt scrubs make the perfect gifts! It’s that time of year again! The holidays are fast approaching, and you need the perfect last-minute gift for that special someone. This year, give the gift of smooth skin with a homemade salt scrub! Salt scrubs are a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and… Read more »

Types of Bath Salts

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Dead Sea, European Spa & Epsom Salts You may be thinking that salt is salt. Why does it have to have so many different types and names? Is it just meant to confuse you? Actually, no. Bath salts are very different from regular table salt and offer a range of benefits in scrubs and soaks… Read more »

DIY Layered Christmas Melt & Pour Soap

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The perfect last-minute gift! The holidays are a short two weeks away, which means if you haven’t bought or made gifts for your friends and family yet, you’d better get started! Home made soap is a great present any time of year, but during the holidays when you have lots of people to shop for… Read more »

How to Make Holiday Shower Jellies

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With Jelly Melt & Pour Soap! Since LUSH popularized shower jellies in their personal care line, thousands of people have discovered why these fun soaps are great for kids and adults alike! Also called bath jellies or jelly soap, these unique soaps are soothing, highly moisturizing, and just plain fun. And with our jelly melt… Read more »

DIY Natural Bug Spray w/ Essential Oils

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Keep the bugs away naturally! Anyone who uses essential oils know they have some amazing properties. Depending on which oils you use, you can create products that soothe irritated skin, help clear up acne, help your hair grow, and so much more! But did you know that you can use essential oils to repel insects as well?… Read more »

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for the Holidays!

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Impress your guests with homemade liquid soap! Hand soap is something you use all year round, but it’s easy to change it up for different holidays. Most people will buy seasonal scents to get themselves and their guests into the holiday spirit, but why buy liquid hand soap when you can make your own for… Read more »

Easy Colored Bath Salts Tutorial

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Brighten up your bath salts with D&C dyes! Bath salts are one of the easy DIY bath and body projects and are a great place to start for beginners! They take so little time and effort but the result is a luxurious product that’s great for pampering yourself. Bath salts also make great gifts, so… Read more »

10/26 Weekly Giveaway: PET Cosmetic Jars

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Enter to win 10 free PET cosmetic jars w/ white lids! This week is all about cosmetics, so we’re giving you something to put your homemade makeup in! These clear PET jars hold 10 ml and are great for eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip balm, cream makeup, and so much more! So sign up for your chance to win… Read more »

Packaging & Labeling Your Bath & Body Products

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Improve your packaging to improve sales! The packaging is the first thing customers see when they look at your product, and a poor design can immediately turn them off. But on top of making sure your products look good, you need all the right information to satisfy customers‘ curiosity and FDA regulations. We’ll guide you… Read more »

Managing Money for Your Personal Care Business

managing money for your personal care business

How to Price Your Items & Handle Taxes When you first start a business making soap and personal care products, you probably aren’t thinking about filing your taxes. After all, you’re just starting out and likely aren’t making much in terms of profit, but it’s important to think about your finances early on, especially how to… Read more »

Fall & Holiday Soap Inspiration

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Get ready for the holiday season! Fall is here and as we get closer to the holidays, your customers are looking for seasonal and holiday themed soaps and personal care products. But what makes a product scream “fall?” From the color to the scent to the shape and packaging, there’s a lot to consider when… Read more »

Need some helpful business tips?

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 It’s Business Tips Tuesday! This Business Tips Tuesday we thought we’d give you a recap of some of our favorite business tips from previous weeks! Get great advice on how to make important business decisions, promote your products, delegate work, and handle negative comments or feedback! Check out our slideshow below, and don’t forget to… Read more »

Is the Soap Business Right for You?

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And How to Get Started If you’ve got a few batches of soap under your belt, you’ve probably considered opening your own soap business, but the idea of starting a business can be scary. There’s a lot that goes into opening your own business, and it involves a lot of juggling and sacrifice at first…. Read more »