Day 1 – Handmade Lotion Soap
10% Handmade Lotion soap
Resulting (yellow) soap is very light, fluffy and floats in water.
Day 2 – Sweet Almond Oil Soap
10% Sweet Almond Oil soap
1 drop Fuchsia Labcolor
25% Sweet Almond Oil Soap
Day 3 – Store-Bought Lotion Soap
10% Store-Bought Lotion soap
25% Store-Bought Lotion Soap
None of the recipes lather very well. This is because the extra oil (from the lotion or the Sweet Almond Oil) is weighing down the bubbles. This causes an oil slick which is moisturizing for your skin.
The recipes with the handmade lotion both float. This is exciting. The resulting bars are light, fluffy and marshmallow like. If you were retailing these bars, you would be selling 25% air. That will help your margins dramatically.
Our favorite recipe is the one with the 25% handmade lotion. It is lighter, and fluffier than the purple (Day 3 Store Bought Lotion) bar and leaves the skin supple and soft.
Good names for these bars would be: Shaving Soap, Cleansing Bar, Nourishing Clean, No Bubbles Bar … Post if you have any other ideas!
The premium I would charge for these bars (extra labor, extra ingredients, more education for the public) would be 25%, or $1-$1.50 extra per bar.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s project. Many thanks to Nicole in Customer Service at BB for her help on this project!