New Online Soap Making Class – Spring Fling

Yay!  Time for a new class sampler.  Are you ready to give these techniques a try?  Go to the Bramble Berry site to join. This course contains 5 soap designs that demonstrate one or more intermediate to advanced soapmaking techniques. Springtime Lavender Pinwheels – created using a free pour and swirl technique Egg Hunt Pot and Drop Swirl – multiple pot swirls are …

How to Adjust Your Prices While Maintaining a Profit

First, you may want to read the two posts that lead to this article.  3 Pricing Strategies for Small Business How to Price Your Products for Profit Let’s say after reading my previous pricing posts, you feel your prices are way too high for your market.  Perhaps, you did your calculations using the formula provided and your price per bar …

How to Price Your Products for Profit

Our previous post discussed pricing strategies to consider.  If you missed it, you can find it here.  In this article, we will take you through the next step – pricing your products.  Let’s walk you through the formula.  While this example is for soap, the formula will work for any product.  Formula Materials + Labor + Expenses + Profit = …

3 Pricing Strategies for Small Business

Pricing Primer Pricing products is a tricky task. When running a business, you want to make a profit, but you don’t want to price yourself out of the market. There are numerous formulas listed on the Internet you can try. Before diving into formulas for pricing, consider your pricing strategy and how this will align with your marketing. Strategy #1 – …

Your Questions Answered - Ricing in Soap

Your Questions Answered – Ricing in Soap

Your Questions Answered – Ricing in Soap Q – What is ricing and what do I do when it happens? A – Ricing is when your soap separates to look like rice floating in a pot of oil. It is almost always caused by fragrance oils, but some other additives can do this as well. You can often save the …

Voodoo Doll Soap for Anti-Valentine’s Day

Have a broken heart?  Hate the sappy Valentine’s Day sentiments?  Want the holiday over as quickly as possible?  Perhaps you’d like to make soap that is for those that can’t stand Valentine’s Day.  Here is a fun soap for those that have exes they want to get even with for breaking their heart.  A voodoo doll does the trick.  This soap is very easy …

Testing Fragrances in Soap

Although many suppliers have tested the fragrances and essential oils they carry in soap, each recipe plus other factors, such as temperature, humidity, etc., are different.  Therefore, you should always test the fragrances in your own recipe. If you have a number of fragrances to test, you can make a batch of soap, and mix each fragrance in a different cup or mold section.  Both CP …

FREE Fragrance Gap Analysis Worksheet

FREE Fragrance Gap Analysis Worksheet

Enjoy this handy worksheet for determining what scents your product line is missing. Fill in the sheet with FOs and EOs you currently offer. Any areas that seem to be lacking on types of scents you may want to consider adding to your line.  To get your free worksheet, click on the image above.  From our website page you can …

Top 10 Fragrance Oils for Soapmakers

Top 10 Fragrance Oils for Soapmakers

  While there are many amazing fragrance oils to use in soapmaking, this list was comprised based on the following factors: Price Popularity with consumers Work well in soap (no issues) Can work well in a blend These fragrances represent all of the main scent families, giving a new soapmaker a well-rounded starter fragrance ‘kit’.  Lavender One of the most popular fragrance oils. It …

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

  While there are many amazing essential oils to use in soapmaking creating endless possibilities, this list was comprised based on the following factors: Price Popularity with consumers Ability to blend well with other EOs Work well in soap Lavender By far one of the most popular essential oils. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma which combines well with many oils including citrus, …