Another Lotion Bar Thread

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  1. Nov 5, 2019 #21

    Marilyn Norgart

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    I sold mine for $3.75 for 1.4 oz. I used the little containers from the dollar store--poured right into the container--poured two smaller hearts that were 1.2 oz and I sold those for $3.50, they also fit into the container. They were a hit!!
     
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    I thought about pouring into a container, but I have nails and would either have lotion under my nails digging in or doing a backwards scrape. And then having nails, I'm not going to get all the lotion out of the container. I have ordered some small tins that I think my bars will fit into though labels are a concern and I would have to raise my prices to cover the cost. Or I could just sell the tins separately and let folks choose to purchase them. I don't know...I'll see when it gets here.
     
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    I never even thought of that. Lush does it that way, too. Their tins are sold separately. Hmmm... something to think about. They would need wrapping, though, and I don't think shrink wrap would be the best idea (heat, and all).
     
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    What’s the big deal with Lush? I had never heard of them until I started watching soap videos and someone would mention them here and there.

    I’m just going to use cellophane or plastic bags that have either twist tie or ziplock.

    I am thinking of trying deodorant tubes for my testers though.
     
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    The only problem with the cellophane or plastic is that they will be all smeared if you plan on doing shows and between handling and transportation they are messy.
     
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    I don't prepackage my Lotion Bars, each scent is kept in separate container with only a 'tester' on the table. Then when folks want to purchase, I open the container, take out the bar with Tupperware tongs that have been sanded smooth, wrap them in a cut down coffee filter or pieces of double tissue paper and place them in the bag.
     
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    before I label I tip the container upside down and push on the bottom and it loosens up and comes out--and after that all you have to do is turn it upside down and it slides right out
     
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    Okay, that makes sense. Too time consuming for me. I'm lucky to get things rung up and bagged.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2019 #29

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    I use the candy molds that are made for oreo cookies dipped in chocolate. It works with the tins available. I don't do many scents and I find it a unappealing to smell my hands with a lot of scent. I stick to a clean scent, citrus, pink sugar and unscented. Since soap is my main product I want the lotion bars in a bowl that doesn't take up much display space and that means I am happier with fewer scents.

    I have a few men who like these who work outside in the winter. I think the tins in the pocket look more "masculine" since they look like a snuff tin!
     
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    Yes, for packaging there are really two packages needed: one to sell them in (bags, or wax paper + box, or whatever) and one to carry them around in (tins or plastic tubs). Ideally, to reduce waste, you would sell in a simple, yet somehow sturdy package and the customer would refill their container they got from you previously. Think of it as soap packaging and soap dishes: you don't need the latter every time you buy the former.
    I gave up trying to find tins and moulds that matched, started adding more liquid oils to my lotion bars, and called them "balms". So I carry a tin around with me, scoop some out, and use it. They stay cleaner and more presentable, and don't get melty or dinged up.
     
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    Just wanted to say thank you to all of you guys who post on here. I was part of a small craft show yesterday and decided to add lotion bars to my goat milk soap and honey offerings. The bars were very small as I used candy molds but they were very popular even though I had to explain what they were to many of the people. I sold them in little tins with a clear top - 4 bars/$3. Most people were really interested to see that the beeswax came from the same hive that their just purchased honey came from. I had a picture from us extracting just last Monday. Anyway, thank you. I am new to the forum and found this thread exactly when I needed it. :)
     
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