Who would resist the sweet smelling and refreshing scent of soap? Whether it be for bathing or for cleaning, soap has always been a fascinating cleaning material and since we are living in a highly progressive era making soap can be used for profits too. You can use organic materials, essential oils and scents and craft them beautifully to make your soap an eye candy and capture more customers. You can make your soap unique as you like and produce a herd of customers for your business to grow exponentially. Check out our steps below on how to start a soap making business in the Philippines.
Research on your preferred soap recipe and see which one would work best for you. There are different ways to make soap and there are different materials available in the market. It depends on what you put together and how you would want your soap to be. Try out first some first batches, try for yourself or ask some friends to try them too and get their ideas and comments before you start reproducing more soap. Hone your soap crafting skills first before shedding more money on your soap making business.
The soap making process has two options: there is the cold and hot process. The cold process is believed to have a longer time to prepare and cure the soap. On the other hand, hot process requires lesser time but the quality of the soap produced may vary. Both processes require physical work, lye and chemicals, even time and bunch of mistakes in between.
Gather all the needed equipment before you start making your soap to save time and energy. What you will be needing are blenders, pots, and mixers. Make a thorough research on the best supplier of the finest ingredients for your soap such as the molds, colorings and even the scents. Before starting your operation, ensure that you have a timeframe in mind and meet your production objectives.
Choose your target market. If you are eyeing to make soap that are age specific then focus on that. From then on choose the fragrances and materials that you will utilize. When you have chosen your target market, you can sort the type of cleanser that you need e.g. if you want to make baby soap then you should get delicate ingredients for the most sensitive skin type. This time, you can also think of on how you want your soap to be presented to your market. Do you want it enclosed in a cellophane, in a box or in a unique enclosure?
Make the necessary documentations before you can legally start to operate your soap business. Set up your office and produce your business’ contact details so that your suppliers and potential customers can easily reach you.
Promote your soap in various platforms. You can use print ads, online ads or any type of media you prefer. Make your soap the most popular soap in the market to gain more followers and potential clients. Hire some professionals to do the hard work for you if you can.
Venture into your soap making business as you please, but as a piece of advice keep your day job first. Make your soap making business a part time job and sell it on your free time. You can go and join school fairs, flea markets or even start in selling from your garage.
Soap making can start as a hobby that can flourish into a lucrative business someday. You can start by using a small capital and take baby steps until you succeed. Success in the soap making business comes once you have perfected your craft and garnered more customers and loyal followers. Implement strategies to gain more profits in your soapy business.