Here are some photos of the newly cut Red Lychee Tea soap. I’m very happy with how the batch turned out, especially the dark vibrant blue.
I roughly sketched out the Profit & Loss of this loaf on the back of a napkin. The rough economics behind this loaf of soap look like this:
COG (cost of good sold) – the price you pay for the raw materials
total: $11.70 for materials
Mold: suggested retail around $30; if the old is used 30 times, this works out to $1 per use
The soap loaf makes approximately 12 bars of soap. At $5 per bar, that works out to $60-$70 retail value.
Gross profit for the loaf, sold at retail, is approximately $53. Gross profit is the retail price less the COGS (materials). Afte
If fixed costs are taken out of the Gross Profit number, such as the cost of the mold ($1), wrapping ($1), overhead ($3) and labor ($15), the net profit works out to about $33.
That’s a pretty good return for such a wondrous creative outlet of expression.