Do You Need a License to Sell Soap?

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Do you need a license to sell soap? The short answer is no. The long answer is still no, but there are vital steps you need to take in order to avoid penalties and operate a legal soap-selling business. Many of us dream of starting our own business. The vision of seeing our brand on shelves and in checkout carts across the country is enticing to say the least. Unfortunately, as you might have already guessed, there are occasionally some logistics to tackle first. While you don’t need a special Read more […]

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All About Sample Sets

Botanie soap sample sets

Investing in larger quantities of our wholesale, bulk soap can be intimidating for the first time customer. Having questions or doubt about purchasing a product in bulk is completely normal! What if you don’t like the scent of bar soap that you choose? Perhaps you are worried that your customers won’t care for the consistency of our liquid Castile soap. We understand the uncertainty and the hesitation you may feel before making a purchase like this, so we wanted to alleviate those apprehensions with Read more […]

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Popular Scents of Summer

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If you’ve ever felt compelled to stop and smell the sweet scent of a rose in the spring or commented on the perfectness of the pine fragrance during the holidays, it likely won’t come as much of a surprise that scents are seasonal. With many of our customers currently selling their soaps at summer Farmer’s Markets and other seasonal venues, we thought now would be the perfect time to highlight our most popular scents during the summer and early fall months.  We make 15 different varieties Read more […]

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How to Set Up a Shopify Store

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There are many ways you can successfully sell whitelabeled Botanie Soap, but selling online is one of the simplest and most effective ways. Not only can you run your online soap business completely out of your home, but you can also tap into a nearly unlimited number of customers since it allows you to sell all over your country and even the world. When it comes to setting up your online business, there are many options, such as building your own website, selling on Amazon or using a website building Read more […]

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How Essential Oils are Made

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Essential oils have been used for religious, healing and aesthetic purposes for thousands of years. Recently, they have once again become mainstream as popular stores and brands began selling them and consumers are becoming better educated about their uses. At Botanie, our soaps are scented with high-quality essential oils. The process of refining essential oils for our soap and other uses is quite intensive and requires elaborate tools. Here’s how it works. What Is an Essential Oil An essential Read more […]

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Can Vegans Use Our Soap?

Being vegan is about more than eating a vegetarian diet. As explained in 1944 by Donald Watson of the groundbreaking British Vegan Society, “veganism starts with vegetarianism and carries it through to its logical conclusion.” While advocating a totally plant-based diet, the Society also encouraged the exclusion of animal products from clothing, cosmetics, toiletries, household goods, and everyday commodities. Which of Our Soaps Can Vegans Use? Today’s vegans adhere to those same principles. Read more […]

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Why Essential and Carrier Oils are a Good Combination

  Soapmaking lives in a space between science and art. Some aspects rely on chemistry and math, others on touch and intuition. When science and art get mixed up, it’s possible to apply mathematical standards to intuitive problems, or the other way around, and the discussions that follow can miss the point. It can be hard, for instance, to find agreement on the differences between essential and fragrance oils. The same difficulty can be true for essentials and absolutes. To add to the Read more […]

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All About Notes: Fragrance and Music

Music and fragrance have a lot in common. In the world of music, there are grace notes, quarter notes, high notes and low notes. In the world of fragrance, there are top notes, middle notes and base notes. In both worlds, we speak of notes being in harmony, in accord. And in both, without a skillful balancing of notes, there is no harmony or accord.   Perception Begins As “skillful balancing” suggests, harmony is no accident. With fragrances, there are systems and standards, as well Read more […]

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Don't Forget These Two Great Natural Preservatives

  Generalities aren’t usually good for business. In the world of natural products, for instance, it’s nearly a given that preservatives are a bad thing. But if you’re in the business of making making and selling natural products, thinking in generalities could mean you’re missing out on a chance to extend their shelf life.   The Natural Preservative Option Natural ingredients have natural expiration dates — that’s what being natural means. Since the majority of cosmetics and personal Read more […]

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Beware of Fake Natural Soap – A Practical Guide to Soap Ingredients

We’d love it if soap and skincare companies did business according to the words above. But they don’t, and if you’re like us, you’re frustrated with companies calling their products natural when they’re not. Whether you’re buying skincare products for your company or for personal use, the only way to know if a product is truly natural is to understand the ingredients it contains.   “Voluntary” Standards Mean Anything Goes The biggest problem is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Read more […]

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