I have this weird obsession with soap slices. I love little stacks of soap slices tied up in string or packaged together in bags. I just love the way it looks! If I walk up to your booth at a show and you have a soap stack, I’m buying it. Other people like it too!
When I helped Benjamin out at Prairie Soap Company, we couldn’t keep the soap stacks in stock! They were usually made by taking the end pieces of soap and cutting them down for the stacks. But many times we would end up taking perfectly good soap and cutting into slices for the stacks. Here are some old pics I found on FB of soap slices from Prairie Soap Company.
I think people like to try different soaps so instead of buying full bars, they liked buying the soap stacks. They are also great for guest bathrooms. I cut down the slices into guest size bars…check out this blog post on how to create guest size bars.
I usually cut one bar into three slices, using my multi-bar cutter.
You can tie them up with chord or ribbon and label using a hang-tag.
Do you make soap slices? How do they sell for you?
Wish I didn’t have to label EVERY individual soap sliver with it’s ingredients, but I do because I live in Canada. Our soaps are considered cosmetics. Plus everything (except ingredients and name of the soap) has to be in both languages. Makes it very difficult sometimes to fit all that on a label…
I so much agree with this post. I always had soap samples on my stall and they sell like hot bread. Especially during the holiday season as gifts.
How do you know how much to
charge for these?
That’s up to you. You can charge per oz or just come up with a standard price.
The idea of tying up soap pieces is great but does the scent kind of “run together” so the soaps lose their individual scent?
This is a great idea, but how do you label them if some of your ingredients are different for each bar? Do you just include all the ingredients that you make soap with?
Hi Erica – When you sell soap as just soap, you don’t have to label with ingredients. I personally never labeled soap samples/slivers. You could certainly add an ingredients label but that could get cumbersome.
How timely! Just this morning a customer “convo’d” me about making smaller travel sizes of my soap available. Thanks for your posts on good ways to do this!
I have mini soaps that are cut for this purpose generally they are the one that dry out to about 3oz then cut in half wrapped with a label and put out for minis and they sell like hot cakes( how ever fast hot cakes sell)…
I use soap slices as free samples in my shop. I cut them into guest size samples and wrap them in cello with curling ribbon and put a coupon with them. It has been great for bring customers back and letting them try before they buy.
Oh that’s a great idea to combine with a coupon! 🙂
I have sold those tied up with twine. They made great gifts. I had stopped offering them but with the holidays coming I’ll bring them back. Thanks for the reminder❤
Hi, Amanda! I did my FIRST EVER art/craft fair a couple of weekends ago. My husband encouraged me to bring EVERYTHING I HAD, including all of the odds and ends, bars that were sliced awkwardly, etc. (He said that you never know what people might want!) Still a bit skeptical, I figured I really had nothing to lose. I wrapped these bits and pieces in a clear bag (I had enough “samples,” end pieces, etc. to make 8 bags of 8 ounces of soap scraps), gave them a rustic tie with my signature stamp label, and they flew out of my bargain bin! I have a section called “Island of Misfit Soaps” and it was very popular. Was so glad to see your post on this same thing. It only confirms that you AND my husband were SO RIGHT!!! 🙂 Thanks for your great blog!
Haha love it! I’m so glad that they were so popular! Woot! <3