Many try out the idea of making handmade soaps. Some find it is significantly more work and stress than they initially bargained for and they want no part of it. Others, however, find they love the entire process of making their own soap. Then, they find that the make considerably more than a usable amount. The next step of course is to find ways to sell it so they can continue doing what they love and find a way not to store 400 bars under the bathroom sink.
There are many places you can get started selling your soaps. Ebay, Etsy, Amazon and other online retail spaces can be a great asset. “You can host a soap party and sell your soap to people in your home.” This is a great idea if you want to get to know your neighbors a little better. Other options include local craft fairs and farmer’s markets. “Whatever method you decide to use to sell your soap, just make sure to calculate the cost of all the ingredients, plus the time you have invested into making the soap.”
Soap making can be a rewarding and profitable hobby for those who have the time to invest in the process. It can allow you to take a personal passion and turn it into a business. And, when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.
FYI - A few fans of ours have moved up to become resellers. We handle the labor intensive part of making the handmade soap, and they run the business as fits them best. It’s a no-brainer; they get our quality products at discounted prices, earn extra cash too, as a distributor. More on this lucrative opportunity will follow in future posts.
PHOTO: Shankar S. – Homemade Olive Oil Soap https://www.flickr.com/photos/shankaronline/