Hobby to Business Series: Calculating Cost

Foreword With craft show season rapidly approaching, I wanted to share how to take a closer look at your production costs so you can effectively price your product and see some return on investment. While there are many other associated costs, for the sake…

Lye Safety

Halloween Recipe Roundup

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes With Halloween approaching next month, we wanted to share with you a quick roundup of some of our favorite Halloween recipes! Halloween Bath Bombs Get into the spirit with this fun, kid-friendly activity. This recipe is a spooky take on…

Hobby to Business Series: Product Development

    Foreword “Imitation is sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton In the last post of our Hobby to Business Series, What Will You Sell?, I shared some of my experiences in recipe and product development and today I would like to…

All About Cocoa Butter

Well known in the food industry, cocoa butter is also a key component in cosmetic ingredients. Though it has been used for thousands of years, this notable ingredient made its way into the mainstream with the classic Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion. Did you know…

All About Shea Butter

Loaded with vitamins, Shea butter has such a creamy, luxurious feel that it’s no wonder its popularity and demand are on the rise even after being utilized for generations. This butter is rich in oleic and stearic acids, making it an excellent moisturizer straight…

Lemon Orange Blossom Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

After last week’s blog article, How to Make a Batch of Soap for Under $20, I was inspired to do another simple, economic melt and pour recipe. This recipe yields six bars of beautiful, zesty, sweet and citrusy soapy goodness. Here’s What You’ll Need:…

Small Business Saturday: Never Give Up

Make money. Create your own schedule. Be your own boss. Who wouldn’t want to live this vision? Turning your hobby into a business, like any endeavor, will have its obstacles, but there are so many benefits. One thing I wish people would consider more…

How to Make a Batch of Soap for Under $20

Soapmaking is such a rewarding hobby. Allowing you to express your artistic vision and create a product exactly the way you’d like it; soap makes a great gift option for family, friends, and even fundraisers. Some people may want to try their hand at…

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

The Birth of Bulk Apothecary Picture it: Streetsboro, Ohio, 2008. A small company called Natural Essentials owned by a family with a dream to expose the public to the benefits of natural living without harsh chemicals. Natural Essentials was a direct supplier to companies…

All About Fragrance

ol·fac·tion älˈfakSHən,ōl-/ noun technical the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell. The olfactory system is complex and still being studied in-depth by scientists. What we do know: Neurotransmitters carry the olfaction into the limbic system of the brain, the temporal lobe…

Soap Making Tips

Anyone who’s started a craft project knows there’s a learning curve. We are here to help with the oops and dohhhs in your soap making journey.  You’ll get all the information on some common mistakes and ways to salvage a great product. What is Trace? Before…

How One Bulker Uses Instagram To Sell 10,000’s of Products A Month

[Case Study] How One Bulker Uses Instagram To Sell 10,000’s of Products A Month     In Napkin To Shelf Case Studies, Afif Ghannoum interviews and deconstructs successful product entrepreneurs, extracting their best strategies and tools that you can use to help you succeed in launching and creating successful products….

Gardening Tip!

  It’s that time of year! The weather has warmed up, the sun is shining and we’re all gearing up for spending more time outdoors. For a lot of us, that means putting our green thumb to work. Don’t have a green thumb? No…

Party Favor Trail Mix Recipe

It’s graduation season! School is out and it’s time to plan the celebrations for your favorite grads! June and July are typically packed full of parties for all of the area seniors- lots of food, balloons and pictures to remind guests of all the…

New Products!

Hi?Bulkers! We just wanted to encourage everyone to check out a few new products we are SUPER excited about. First, we have NOW’s Silver Sol, available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. This product is fantastic and has so many functional uses. The 4…