Find Out How Sweat (and Sex) Inspired a Successful Soap Biz

What happens when your sweaty ass boyfriend comes home from jiu-jitsu and wants to get it on? If you’re like most women, you make that stinky man hop in the shower before laying a finger on you. But you’re not. You’re a soapmaker. And so is Carina, the badass brains behind today’s Soapmaker to Moneymaker […]

How to Raise Your Prices and Delight Your Customers (At The Same Time)

Many years ago, I started selling my handmade soap at craft shows and farmers markets for five dollars a bar. Like many soapmakers, I wasn’t sure how to price my products. I relied too heavily on looking at (what I thought was) the competition. My bar size was a bit smaller than average, so I […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Soap Business

I’ve been asked a lot for advice about how to start a soap business. (Duh, that’s why I’m here!) So I decided to round up the most common bits and pieces of advice I’ve given over the years into one gigantic resource. I’ve listed up ten things I think everyone should know before they start […]

To Be Successful, Know the True Cost of Your Handmade Soap

How much should I sell my house for? What should a meal cost in a restaurant? My neighbor is selling her car for $10k, so that’s what I’m going to price mine. Um…what?! You’d never let a random stranger on the internet price your house. How much a meal costs depends on so many factors! […]

Wholesale Primer + The Words You Need to Know

On Friday, I talked about why anyone would want to wholesale their handmade soap. So if that’s you, but you are totally new to what exactly wholesale is, I’ve got you covered with a primer on what is wholesale (and what totally isn’t.) Plus, the words you will need to stack up in your vocabulary. […]