How much to sell soap for???

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ametauss, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In order to make some money off of your soaps, How do you determine a good price to sell it at??

    I started to keep track of the cost of oils and to calculate out the cost per oz in the whole batch plus the lye....

    I don't want to go overboard with a price and not be able to sell any at the farmers market but at the same time, I don't want to loose money....

    I'm already in a bind with selling my girls' eggs at a loss... DH won't let me soap for long if I don't turn some sort of profit....

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The general rule is

    Cost X 2 for whole sale
    Cost X 4 for retail

    You have to taking in account your market and what it will bare, but it is a starting place. A general rule is also $1 per ounce.
     
  3. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My soaps are a little over 4 oz a bar and for years I sold them for $4 each.

    Two years ago, I started selling them for $5 each for fragrance oils and $5.50 each for essential oils and couldn't believe it when they sold faster than when they were priced cheaper.

    I also have a buy 5 for $20 for my regular customers who have bought for years and always multiple soaps at a time.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I charge $4-$4.75 for mine. They are 5 oz bars.
     
  5. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!

    I'll have to do some calculations and see how many ozs my bars actually are....

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