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 are looking to make a little more room in your home. Whatever your reason, selling your handmade soaps is a great way to earn some money, get to know people, and expand your customer and product base. When you’re thinking of selling your creations, consider these venues as you enter the marketplace:
If you have school-age children, chances are that the school will put on many fundraisers throughout the year. Many schools have arts and crafts shows where parents and members of the community can rent a table or donate a portion of their proceeds to the school. These events attract dozens or even hundreds of customers within just a few hours. Most of the time, the fee to set up is nominal or nonexistent. You can usually advertise your wares for free as part of the event promotions or on the school’s PTO page.
Today’s farmer’s markets offer so much more than bushels of apples and quarts of berries. Handmade creations are surging in popularity as market patrons seek out natural and local alternatives to commercially made products. Set up a booth at a farmer’s market to showcase your handmade soaps and related products. To protect your creations, be sure to set up an awning or gazebo-like enclosure to keep the sun from softening or melting the soaps. Be sure to bring flyers or business cards that include your contact information, product list and website.
In many cities, there is an arts district or downtown area that offers small boutique shops, consignment and artisan gift stores where crafters can place their handmade goods for sale. Instead of having to pay rent, find employees or staff a booth for hours a day, you can put your handmade soaps up for sale. The owner or the shop may retain a small percentage of each sale as commission. You may be able to track your sales online so that you can keep inventory at ideal levels and replace hot-selling products so that customers aren’t left out in the cold when they come seeking their favorite handmade soap.
If you are computer savvy you may want to look into an online store! There are plenty of services out there that are easy to use and affordable!
Let your creativity go…!!! Have fun and enjoy!
Start your creative thinking by checking out our DIY bath/body and cosmetic product ingredients. Come see what we are all about and learn how you can make personal skin care products starting with your head all the way to your toes!!!! Create your own product line today!
This is a great time to get to know us by checking out our NEW and IMPROVED WEBSITE!! We have specials, clearance items, NEW products, Gift Certificates and so much more! We invite to take a look around and let us know what you think!!!
Our Crafting Library is a great starting point and/or a quick reference for some great soap making ideas and recipes!
Don’t Forget Your Soap Making Supplies!!
The Chemistry Store is one of the top sellers of soap making supplies. We carry a wide selection of soap products that include molds, colors, bases, oils & more. Since 1998, The Chemistry Store has provided top notch customer service, fast shipping, and some of the best prices on soap making supplies. Find out today why so many customers keep coming back.
And don’t forget…
No matter what DIY soap, lotions, bath and body crafts you are working on don’t forget…
The whole idea is to take existing creations like these and make them your own by being creative and using your crafting skills! Thank you again for joining us! Enjoy and have fun!