Soap business surviving?

daphne prevoo

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Dear fellow soapmakers,
I am new to this site and I have been making soaps for 16 years. The last 10 years on a small island in the Caribbean. Since we had Irma (a huge hurricane) followed by Covid, I have found it difficult to survive on my lovely bars. I am even considering quitting.
I would love to hear feedback from fellow soapmakers, advice. Maybe you have found a way around it..etc.
It would be lovely to hear from you.
 

ChemicalPyros

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Hello Daphne,
I am from Lebanon, and we have been in an economical crisis for 2 years and I have been in a similar situation. I switched to creams and lotions, and some easy formulations such as scrubs and body oils. I am making enough profit to maintain my business.
In some cases I give soapmaking crash courses to round up my months.
I hope those ideas help you.
 

daphne prevoo

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Goodmorning Chemicalpyros,
Thanks for your message. Yes. That was my initial idea. My mosquito lotion does quite well. Creams and lotions not so much due to the excessive heat here. The soapmaking courses are a nice idea! I like that . I am going to look into that. Thanks for the suggestions. I really appreciate it!
 
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