I make a ton of different soaps. I hate to limit myself! I do stick to the same basic oils and butters, but I love to change up scents, whether or not I use coffee, tea, or beer, maybe milk, or even a pureed vegetable! I also have a tallow recipe I make upon occasion, though in limited quantities at the moment.
A fellow crafter and friend really enjoyed my tallow soap but wanted to try a different scent so I let her sniff through my samples and she narrowed in on one she liked. Now, in just a couple more weeks she will have her very own soap loaf!
Her mom also requested a particular scent to be made into soap as well as a body creme, though she didn’t necessarily want an entire loaf.
It was a ton of fun making a custom order and knowing the customer will love their new soap and get enjoyment out of it. Customizing a soap isn’t hard, but sometimes customers are impatient and not willing to wait for the cure time needed. If you can, try and see if you can convince some folks to order a customized soap loaf. Around the holidays selling whole soap loaves is not uncommon. Some customers prefer to cut and package the soap themselves to give to friends and family. Saves them some money and saves the soaper packaging time!
Here are some photos of the two recent custom soap orders I completed:
The tallow soap batch:
A lot of pictures to look at but these soaps were so fun to make! Hope you enjoy them! If you would like to use the FOs I used you can purchase the Crisp Apple Rose from Brambleberry Here or the Apple Orchard scent from Nature’s Garden Here.