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.

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…

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…

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…

Galaxy Soap Bar Recipe

Galaxy Soap Bar Recipe These bars are really out of this world! This recipe is so simple and you can use just about any color re-batch (leftover) soap bars. This past week I made Valentine’s soap, needless to say, I had plenty of pink…

Pink Moscato Soap Recipe

Hello Wine Lovers, I bet you didn’t know Bulk Apothecary carries many different wine fragrance oils. Well, we do and they all smell terrific! Just trying to figure out which scent to use in this recipe was a pretty difficult decision! Grab yourself your…

Cookie Cutter Heart Soap Recipe

Cookie Cutter Heart Soap Recipe Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get crafty and create something special from the heart. For those who love this holiday, this recipe will be right up your alley. Instead of giving those traditional Valentine’s Day cards, why…

Winter Rose Soap Recipe

Now that the holidays have passed, I wanted to experiment with a skin-loving, floral soap. With freezing, below-zero temperatures, I found myself wanting to complain and shudder, but then I realized I am lucky enough to live somewhere that we get to experience all…

Winter Soap Bar Recipe

Winter Soap Bars   Winter has arrived! That fresh scent of the brisk winter air, combined with woodsy smells such as cedarwood and birch. The smell alone will have you feeling like you’re walking through the woods. Plus, that earthly scent will instantly wake…

Peppermint Mocha Soap Recipe

The holiday season is in full force, and if you are anything like me, you may have already stopped by your local coffee shop to try the new holiday flavors. So many to choose from, how do we pick just one? I was feeling…