Hobby to Business Series: Craft Show Season

Preface Craft show season is once again upon us, providing the perfect venue for Artisans to get out in the public eye and gain some exposure. As more and more individuals are turning their hobby into a small business, this is the time of…

Hobby to Business Series: Where to Sell Your Product

Where to Sell Your Product Finding a place to sell your handmade goods can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start. It’s a no-brainer that one of the easiest ways to work from home is to create and sell your own products….

Hobby to Business Series: Labeling Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Labeling segment in our Hobby to Business Series. Ideally, you have now either conjured or created a vision for your logo and labels. Maybe your soap business leans more towards the holistic realm and you’ve decided to use…

Hobby to Business Series: Cosmetic Labeling

Today we will explore some of the general cosmetic labeling guidelines as well as some useful tips to take into consideration.

Surprise Inside Spider Soap

Halloween is a fun time of year, not only for the little ones but adults as well! Whether you still like to dress up, visit haunted houses or like to do DIY crafts for the season, I’d imagine most of us can agree that…

Hobby to Business Series: Packaging

Product packaging tells the story of you and your brand. Not only does it make a great marketing tool, but it also helps you and your product stand out among the competition. Packaging is one of the final touches put on a finished product…

Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Introduction to Cold Process Soap If you are reading this blog post, chances are you have already heard of or have used cold process soap. It surpasses melt and pour as my favorite method of soapmaking for a number of reasons. So, what exactly…

Hobby to Business Series: Establishing Your Brand

Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored the first steps of turning a hobby into a business. With products developed and numbers crunched it’s time to define your brand identity. Get your notebooks out because there is plenty of research and pondering to be…

Our Favorite Diffusers to Fit Any Budget

Are you new to the world of diffusing oils? Bulk Apothecary offers a wide variety of diffusers to enjoy in your home or work space. If you have never used a diffuser in your home, you’re missing out! I’ve always been a big fan…

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…

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: What Will You Sell?

Determining What to Sell I firmly believe the old saying “slow and steady wins the race” holds true. As crafters, we often forget there’s a lot more to do than just making product. After all, that’s the most enjoyable part, right? There are numbers…

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…

Easter Egg Bath Bombs Recipe

Easter Egg Bath Bombs Recipe   Here’s what you’ll need:   2 C. Sodium Bicarbonate 1 C. Citric Acid 10 – 30 drops Forget Me Not Blossoms Fragrance Oil 2 t. Sweet Almond Oil Spray bottle of Witch Hazel 2 Large/Medium Bowls Empty plastic…

Watermelon Soap Recipe

    Watermelon Soap Who doesn’t love a juicy slice of watermelon during the hot summer months? Watermelon is an everyday treat in my household during the summer. It’s so refreshing and my kids love it. Today we’ll be making Watermelon Soap. This recipe…