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    Default Do you sell your soap?

    Do any of you ladies sell the soap you make? If so, where do you sell it? (craft fairs, stores, etc.) I'm looking at the possibility of doing this for a little extra income, and would appreciate any tips. What is a reasonable price for a bar of handmade soap? What are some frugal ways to package it so it looks nice?

    I appreciate any info and tips you may have.

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    My girlfriend and I sell our soaps at both craft fairs, and a few stores. The craft market for us this past year has been slow, the economy I guess. No one really wants to spend the extra money I guess. We still do well at salons and nail places. I think those women are spending, no matter what.

    As far as pricing, it will depend on what the soap is made of, if it has extras in it..We usually are around $1 per ounce, but there are exceptions..

    Hmm frugal packaging..tulle, just raffia..candy bags sealed with a food sealer..a cardboard band..use your imagination and you can come up with a few ideas I bet..I hope that helped a little bit..

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    I don't make soap but I've bought some online.I would suggest ebay,or contacting a local shop in your town.Also local craft fairs

    I buy from www.eastofsun.com and she charges $3.99 for a 4oz bar.

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    i sold mine at craft fairs. A good size bar was $3. and the soapcicles were 1.50. I know in town at one of the shops they sell bars for 6.00.

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    Heaven, what in the world are soapcicles?

    Thanks for the info, ladies!

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    this is a soapcicle, there is a link to them sara started.
    also packaging, i found small celiphane bags cut worked, but the best thing to use was clear plastic wrap so that you can just melt it alittle with a hot iron to seal it.

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    Those are TOO CUTE!!! Just use a regular popsicle mold, I'm assuming. Thanks, Heaven!!

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    Oh they are too cute..i just might have to give those a shot next batch around..then send em off to the testing facility... I think they would sell really well around here..

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    yes i found a tupperwear popsicle mold at a yard sale for 5c and it has worked great instead of using the stick things that come with it just use regular popsicle sticks. Sorry i haven't learned to spell yet apparently. they are really easy to unmold also if you put them in the freezer for a few minutes. (just make sure they are fully cooled and totally firm before unmolding, and don't pull on the stick or you will pop it out. I did that the first time.

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