Hi Flor, Don’t know where you are in the …
Comment posted What Do You Want to Know? by Vanessa.
Don’t know where you are in the world and I’m sure different laws would apply. I’m in Australia where to sell at markets all you need is public liability insurance to cover your stall. But if you’re selling soaps made by yourself, in Australia you need to be registered with NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme)that is if you’re making soaps from scratch and not re-batching or using pre-made bases, then running your market stall as a “hobby” and not a business as if you run it as a business you then need to be registered with the Taxation Department – but as I said before, it depends on where in the world you live!!!!
It would be interesting to learn from other soapers in different parts what they need to do????
Vanessa also commented
- Hi John,
I just went onto the eBay site where I originally got the Organza Bags – they had “more than 10 available” but didn’t have any left, so I did a search for the size I wanted for my soaps and found a site in Hong Kong selling the bags for (remember this is Australian currency) 0.0577cents including postage so I ordered another 500 bags – this now gives me 1000 bags – on their site they say the sale ends in 2 days so here is their email address email@example.com and their store name on eBay is called “lilyyangstore”. This was not the only eBay site that was selling the organza bags for such a cheap price so get the size of the bag you want making sure you remember that these bags do not have any gusset so you may need to try for a larger size, then search till your hearts content!!!!!!
- Hi John,
I would love to give everyone the contact of where I got the organza bags for 6.005cents (yes!!! exactly) incl. postage -Australian currency- but I may find when I go to re-order there won’t be any left or because I’ve made this lady so popular the price will increase. What I’ll do is send these people an email and ask if they can supply or be willing for me to send their contact details to this site or perhaps send the details to this site – J ????
I don’t mind telling everyone I’m scared to lose this supplier and I’m sure people will understand but I promise to email now and ask.
- Hi Zweli,
The Organza Bags I found through eBay – China has the monopoly on these bags but they do make such pretty one’s and are very cheap – make sure you know the exact size you “need” then look for a slightly larger size, this is because the bags do not have a gusset and when you put something into the bag that is much wider than the bag itself, this makes the bag smaller – hence look for a slightly larger size bag. Also be prepared to accept any colour/size on offer if you do find a cheap bag, asking for a specific colour/size will increase the price. If you find a seller, don’t be afraid to email and ask if they have what you want. There are several places in the US and Australia that sell the Organza Bags but they are so expensive.
- Making soap is fun but it’s the little “hints ‘n’ tricks” that help and make it so much more easier. One type of process I’ve just read about is Room Temperature Process, I think this should go under a heading “hints ‘n’ tricks”, makes the cold process easier. Also packaging for soaps, I’ve just found a very cheap and safe way to package – Organza Bags – they allow your soaps to breath so they don’t sweat in shrink wrapping, allows your soaps to be handled without a high risk of getting germs on them from direct touching of peoples hands (and noses) and still allows the fragrance to come through – I get the bags from China and all they cost is 6cents per bag which includes freight!!!!! Labeling is easy with a tag on the drawstring.
Yep!! A “Hints ‘n’ Tricks” section which others can contribute to would be helpful to not only beginners but also seasoned soapers!!!!
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May 20, 2011 by soapmakerj