Selling Soap in Florida

So, a number of people have asked us why we don’t explain better the overall qualities or benefits of our soap. For example, is it moisturizing or exfoliating or calming, or good for eczema, or provide information on the benefits of using essential oils, etc. Basically, since we will be selling these soaps, the great state of Florida has regulations for people who make soap in their homes. Essentially, outside of labeling regulations which requires us to show all of our ingredients, we can only say that the soap is for cleansing. If we were to say more than that, then the soap would be considered cosmetic and falls under a whole other set of regulations that would prevent us from making it.

For that reason, we highly recommend that you explore our ingredients and make up your own minds about the qualities of the soap as it relates to what you are looking for. Thanks for the question and please feel free to ask us anything else about soap making. For your convenience, we wanted to make it easy to understand about our ingredients, so click hereto learn about essential oils and click here to learn about popular soap making oils.

Thanks again from your Monkey Tree Soaps team.

Terry C. Jul 21, 2015 Blog, Business Comments Off on Selling Soap in Florida Read More

Almost There

We are really starting to get excited now because we’re almost there. Currently, we are in the process of building our inventory and we just passed hit our first benchmark. The other night, we finished a batch that now puts our inventory of soap bars at 230 with 10 unique recipes. Woohoo!

While we love using the cold process method for making soap, the most frustrating part is having to wait for your soap to cure. This is a very important step to allowing the lye to come out and also to let the water evaporate to make a hard bar. Nonetheless, half of our inventory is now ready and we’re tempted to just open the store, but I think a little longer won’t kill us.

Right now, we’re estimating about another 2 weeks before we officially launch the store. Of course, we’re not slowing down. In fact, we’ve upped the ante. Just today we enough wood to make 4 new 7.5 pound loaves of soap. This is definitely going to help our production. Each loaf produces about 23 bars and each bar weighs around 4.75 – 5.25 ounces depending on what we put in the soap.

So, you’re asking which soap put us at our benchmark? Well here it is:

Get Your Groove Swirl

Get Your Groove Swirl

Don’t you love that groovy feeling. Well, off to the soap kitchen. Hope everyone has a great night and keep your eyes open for new soaps on the way and the official launch of the store.

Terry C. Jul 13, 2015 Blog, Business Comments Off on Almost There Read More