9 Things You Need to Know Before You
Start a Soap Production Business
people, soap making is a hobby like any other. They start selling
soaps because they are addicts of making soaps. That is something
good, you need to sell what you like making. Make batch after batch of
handmade soap and sell it out. However, when you plan of starting your
soap business, you have to take some time researching and making up
your mind. You may have to dedicate most of your time to making soap.
This is especially if you are a sole maker. To succeed in this
business, you need to make high quality soaps, price them well,
control your inventory and market
your soap business
brief is intended to provide you with important things you should
first know and a general overview of important steps required to start
your soap business.
1…Quality is essential in your soap
you can put your resources together for a business,
you need to be an expert in making what you will sell. Refine the
techniques and formulae you are going to use. There are two main
methods that you can use to make soap-the cold process and the hot
process. The cold process is the most common because it involves
mixing an alkali with fats or oils. After mixing, you only need to
wait for some weeks for the soap to cure. If you decide to use the hot
process, you will be required to cook the soap. It is the fastest
method of making soap because it requires no cure time. It is also
easy to add scents and colors to the soap.
2…Branding your soap business is important
The truth is you are not the only person making handmade soaps in your locality. Consequently, you need to be unique to beat the competition. Think of the kind of niche you want to reach and the person you think is your potential customer. After this, you will be able to meet their expectations. To develop your brand, create a unique and memorable company name and use designed shapes for your soaps. Wrap the soaps in special and environmental friendly ribbons and papers. The last and the most important step is to set your company logo.
3…Treat your soap business as an investment
require several resources to put your business
together. This means that your business will be as strong as you are.
Get enough information from the market before investing your money.
You need to keep learning. Experienced
successful investors are successful because they are careful with
their investments and they
are always learning from their mistakes. Seek accountability and
support. Trace your inflows and outflows to determine the stand of
4…Build a solid soap business
are thinking of starting a soap business, then you need to have it
tomorrow. It is common sense that if the business will not thrive till
tomorrow then that is not a business. Successful
business owners think of tomorrow more than today. Grow your soap
business into an empire. Think of the retail store that you will start
tomorrow to sell your products and the number of employees you need to
add to your business tomorrow. Get clear details of where you want
your business tomorrow in your mind. Don’t just use plan A in your
business. Have other alternatives to grow your business.
5…Measurement is key to your soap business
The above statement is true. If you don’t measure the ingredients to combine them in the right proportions, then you will end up killing your business by producing something else which isn’t soap. The soap you produce with the wrong proportions may feel so oily or greasy on the skin. The secret in this case is the understanding of Saponification values. This will help you measure the right proportions for your soap making process.
6…Safety is very important to your soap
soaps is a process of mixing chemicals and hence you should be more
cautious about your safety. Making soap is not the same as cutting
grass on your compound, here you will be working with some dangerous
substances which can cause harm if not handled the right way. Get a
couple of safety gargets to protect yourself. Caustic soda produces
some toxic gases when added to water and therefore it is vital that
you protect your eyes and lungs.
7…Invest in a good soap making machine
get soap making machines online. While a good soap making machine may
cost you up to $1,500, it is key for your business
success. You don’t have to deal with costly maintenances,
repairs and spare parts immediately after purchasing a soap making
machine. You can get the required equipment such as the microwave,
wrapper, labeler, blender and many more from a trusted dealer.
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8…Purchase the correct equipment for your
you only need some few things to start your soap business. All that is required is the ingredients, a few basic
tools and some knowledge in soap making. Get the best equipment for
your business starting with Bowls and spoons for measuring and
stirring. You also need a measuring scale for the same purpose. The
next thing that you need to look for is a stick or immersion blender
to properly stir the mixture between oil and caustic soda. Get a soap
mold to pour the soap mix into. You can use any container for this
9…Study your competition and market your soap products
already stated earlier, there are thousand other soap makers in the
market. Majority of them have marketing
skills and experience. To beat them, you need to watch their steps
and run faster than them. What matters here is the way
you market your soaps and how unique they are in the market. Use social
media especially Facebook to market them.
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new knowledge and experience, just start with producing ordinary and
cheap soap bars. As time progresses, you will have the guts to get in
the market and have the much needed knowledge to compete with huge
companies. Invest in referrals through the word of mouth to get customers. If
your products meet the quality requirements, I am sure customers will
flock in with time.
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