I’m Still Not Sure What Private Label Means

When it comes to soap – our soap, anyway – private label is simple. We make the soap, but we don’t put our name on it. We make it for you to put yours on, your name, your logo, your brand. Once the soap is in your hands, it’s yours to package, market, and sell as your own. If our name never comes up once you’ve bought our soap – bars, foaming, or liquid Castile – and it seems the soap has been yours all along, that’s how we intended it. Not Your Standard Wholesale Private label is Read more […]

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Foaming Liquid Soap – What People Are Saying

If you’ve looked around the soap aisles, you’ve noticed that foaming soap is more expensive than simple liquid soap. The very thing that makes liquid soap foam – the pump dispenser – is what makes it more expensive.   Beyond the Sticker Price Take a second, though, and you might discover this is a time to look beyond sticker price to overall value and cost. Foaming soap hasn’t been around as long as liquid soap, and certainly not as long as bar soap, but it’s the choice of a growing Read more […]

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No More Big Colored Chunks – Looking Great With Natural Soap Colors

Picture, for a moment, semi-transparent bar soaps with big colored chunks in the middle. There’s a chance you’ve been given soap like this as a present. There’s a further chance the reason for the gift was your affection for natural soap. You’ve probably guessed. Almost none of these soaps are natural. No More Big Colored Chunks? Colorants are always an issue with soap. In truly natural soap, colors are derived from natural sources – herbs, plant extracts, and clays. The good news is, Read more […]

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How to Market Your Soap – Part 3, Success in Details

Here’s something to remember when you’re doubting the wisdom of starting your own business. Just because you’re not doing all the right things now doesn’t mean you won’t. Not having done something before isn’t the same as not being able to. The trick is not to let doubt change simple facts into negatives. Facts in most cases are conditions you can change. Small business is like a lot of things. If you’re prepared, if you’ve done your homework, you’ll have the tools you need to change your conditions. Read more […]

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Being Safe With Lye

If you make your own cold-processed soap, you already know that lye is essential. You also know it can be dangerous to work with. But, if you take the right precautions, you can be one of thousands to use it without incident. These Aren’t Suggestions The precautions listed below are exactly that, precautions, not suggestions. It’s also not a comprehensive list. Do them every time. Do your own checking as well. Before you get started, make sure you buy the right product. Always buy pure lye, rather Read more […]

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Four Simple Ways to Package Your Soap

Making your own bar soap – or making a purchase from us – can be a great first step into the world of organic soap. But it’s only the first. The next step is deciding how to package and present your soaps. This can be an intimidating step, with so many possibilities out there, many of them requiring skills not everyone has. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are helpful videos and tutorials on the web, and to get you started, we have four simple, eye-catching suggestions to consider. Boxes Read more […]

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5 Must-Haves for Your Soap Packaging!

Awhile back we gave 4 simple packaging examples that work great for soap. So you have now chosen your packaging type, but what type of information do you make sure you include on that packaging? Check out the following information to find out 5 must haves for your labels or packaging. 1) Company Name/Logo and Bar Name, 2) Ingredients, 3) Contact Information (Phone, Email, Website), 4) Bar Description/Company Description, 5) Bar Size/Weight

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The History of Soap Making

History is written by the victors, as evidenced even by tales of the invention of soap making. A cursory search for the “history of soap making” on the web will bring up the popular story that soap was first created by the Romans, who discovered it underneath a sacrificial temple on Mount Sapo.  This story goes that animals were sacrificed, then burned at the temple on the hill – the resulting fats and wood ash combined as rainwater washed them down the hill.  Townspeople washing their clothes Read more […]

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Botanie Soap's Organic Bar Soap Process (Part 3)

This is the last post in a three-part series in which we have taken a look at the soap making process we go through here at Botanie Soap. Whether you are getting ready to try your hand at soap making or you are just interested in what goes into making our organic soap bars, hopefully this inside look at our process will either prepare you, educate you, or both! 1. Oatmeal Spice Ingredients 2. Making and Pouring in to Molds 3. Cutting and Curing

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