I’ve enjoyed making soap for our own use as well as for gift-giving for quite some time. Recently however, I began toying with the idea of starting an artisan soap business.
There are a lot of this soap makers out there however, and we weren’t really sure how successful the venture might be. So unfortunately, we couldn’t justify taking money for start-up supplies out of our already meager budget.
The idea was firmly in my head though, and I just couldn’t let it go. It just seemed so logical for someone with extra goat milk on hand to make and sell goat milk soap!
For years, I’ve used Swagbucks for purchasing diapers, birthday gifts, and books, most of the time by exchanging them for Amazon.com gift cards. But recently, I’d been letting them pile up, not sure what to do with them.
So I started looking at supplies like lye and essential oils, and as it turns out, everything I needed could be found through Amazon.com! I got to work right away, exchanging Swagbucks for gift cards and ordering my supplies.
Thanks to Swagbucks, I now have a fledgling, profitable, soap-making business selling in artisan markets, and am working on opening my own etsy shop. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for Swagbucks, I’d still be collecting pennies for that first sodium hydroxide purchase.
Elise is a farmer’s wife and mom blogger who loves making things from scratch, living “off the land”, all things health and fitness, goat keeping, cloth diapers, and writing. You can read about her adventures at FrugalFarmWife.com.
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