How to Make Money With Soap Making

Soap making is becoming one of the most popular crafts to do. It’s very easy to make, and there are many great tutorials and recipes around. However, it pays to get a little practice in and good advice to start making perfect bars of soap every time. Lye, however, needs to be used in the making of soap and is a corrosive chemical but disappears when the soap cures, the Lye is used to form a process where fat is turned into soap. Safety when handling Lye it is very important. At my website under “Making Money With Soap” there’s a link to some great safety tips while using Lye.

Soap making can also be a very profitable craft business. Soap is easy to make, small and light to carry to markets and shops or post if selling online and the ingredients can be quite cheap if you hunt around. Especially if you buy them in bulk and it’s good to have a business tax file number to get great discounts on products.

As always it pays to check what insurance you need to cover yourself such as public liability. You also need to display what ingredients you’re using just in case someone has an allergic reaction to something it’s clearly listed. A local business office or local government office or website should be able to help you with information on this.

Selling soap online can also be a profitable craft business. However, you can’t smell nor feel soap via a computer screen! So it would be a good idea to have your soaps for sale in shops or markets etc. as well with your website information on it welcoming orders. Another idea would be to offer small free samples for people to try making sure you don’t blow your budget too much to entice people to buy or even have competitions on your website where people can win free soap again getting your soap out there and known.

There are thousands of different types of soaps you can make and different processes to make it. Often essential oils are used, fruit and plant oils, natural colorings, natural defoliants such as oatmeal and many more ingredients. Then there’s the part of making the soap and letting it cure and the different methods of displaying it from cutting your soap into shapes to using molds for unique shapes to stamping the soap for a unique touch, even having your business name as an emblem on it. This way after someone is repeatedly seeing your business name it may jog their memory to buying from you again. Also attaching a business card with your soap wrapped in pretty cellophane etc. is a great idea for repeat business.

Cleaning After Raccoons in Our Attic – How To Get Them Out

As we know raccoons are very lousy animals and cause a lot of troubles and damage your property and belongings. I always see news about these night bandits in my local newspaper, but couldn’t image that something similar can happen to me. So, my home got invaded my a raccoon family, we don’t know how long they resided in my attic and a technician from wildlife control service we hired said that they might have been living there for a few months. Getting rid of raccoons is half the battle when it comes to eliminating nuisance odour after them. After we had raccoons in our attic look at this is the mess they left behind…

raccoon feces removal

raccoon droppings in attic

…and thankfully we contacted raccoon control and they got rid of the problem etc. The guys used special soaps and deodorizers to clean up the attic after raccoons have been in there.

So, Why Use Deodorizers?

Many people always focus of eliminating raccoon and give little attention to using deodorizers thereafter. You however are advised to not skip this step as it comes with the following benefits:

– Locks in Odor: Getting rid of the unpleasant smell left by urine, feces, dander or sweat from the creature isn’t easy. Some smells will become stronger as the temperature changes and this means that at one point you will smell the odor and in the next moment there is nothing. Good deodorizers help lock in the odor stopping it from rising or diffusing into the atmosphere.

– Kill Stains: Many users relate deodorizers with smell/scent. But, did you know that quality types also help in eradicating stains left behind by raccoon feces, sweat, body oils, saliva and urine? In so doing, you are assured of the stain not spreading or damaging the surfaces and will become less-noticeable over time.

– Create Unpleasant Environment: While the deodorant may smell nice to human beings, it is usually very unpleasant to the raccoon. They will always try and avoid the repulsive smell and this means no creature(s) in the surrounding. Top service providers use user-friendly and eco-friendly scents that are safe for humans, pets and the environment as well.

– Stop other nuisances: Other pests and animals are attracted to raccoon droppings, urine, oils, or the scent left behind. Bacteria like Leptospirosis or Salmonella also thrive in areas previously or currently occupied by raccoon. A good deodorizer will create an environment that is unfriendly to the vices.

The whole process was handled professionally and the guys from raccoon control did a great job removing the raccoons. At the same time the removal cost was not as high we expected. You can visit their site for more information. We highly recommend them.