Soap Making Kits
Like making homemade soap dishes, soap making kits are another way in which you can expand your soap making business' product line without having to create new soaps or come up with more recipes for soap products. Though as a soap maker, it really is your job to come up with new soaps often so as to keep your customers coming back for more!
Soap making kits can either be a product you sell, a present you give away at Christmas, or something you give to the students in your soap making classes. Whatever the intention or purpose behind the creation of the kit, the goal of the kit is the same: to teach a person or show a person a quick and easy way of making soap by giving them all of the ingredients they need.
Since we are assuming that these soap making kits are going to be given to beginner soap makers, the best thing to do is to create a kit for liquid soap making and a kit that employs the melt and pour method. Soap making methods that use lye, and in which trace needs to be achieved should not be the initial method used by a beginner, so it is best that your kits stick to the basics of soap making.
For a kit that teaches a person how to create liquid soap, package a nice luxury bar soap along with a measuring cup, a small bottle containing the correct amount of 33% borax solution, and a few additives like Vitamin E capsules. Make sure your kit comes with a piece of cardboard that has detailed instructions with pictures on it. This will help the person using the kit successfully create the soap. If you want, you can also add the container in which the final liquid soap can be put in. Remember to wrap everything neatly, and tie it up with a ribbon so that it catches the attention of customers, and to put a label in front which says exactly what it is. For example: Soap Making Kit for Liquid Shea Butter Soap.
Next, for a melt and pour soap making kit, package a bar of glycerine, two soap molds, one soap colorant, one soap fragrance, a stirrer, and maybe a Pyrex measuring cup in which the entire process can be done. Be sure that you measured out your glycerine soap so that the end product will fit in two or more molds. You don't want your customers to feel cheated!
Like the liquid soap, include a piece of cardboard or paper that contains detailed instructions with pictures alongside each instruction. Again, wrap everything up neatly and put a label in front. This time, you should probably specify the method, giving your customers a good idea of how easy it is to actually create the soap.
Remember, if the soap making kits are a product you plan on selling so that people can try their hand at soap making or so that people can give others a unique present, make sure that you package everything well, and that you label each of the ingredients correctly. Also be sure that you price your soap making kits fairly, but in such a way that you will still make a good amount in terms of profit.
When you create soap making kits, you will discover that there's nothing as satisfying as passing on your craft. Who knows? You just may inspire the next soap making expert who will discover new groundbreaking ways of creating soap!