Natural Handmade Soap

The Marula Tree Soap Co. makes natural handmade soap from glycerin bases with additives such as Goat's Milk, Shea Butter, Honey and Marula Oil. Marula Oil is a unique oil pressed from the kernels of the Marula Trees in southern Africa. To learn more about the benefits of Marula Oil click here. All my products are vegan friendly except those with Goat's Milk and Honey. Thanks!

You can purchase my soaps from my etsy store here!

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Marula Tree Soap Co.'s 2011

Wow, almost a year ago I wrote this blog entry:

"I registered for my etsy shop the other night which can be found here. I guess I can't really call it a shop yet since I don't have any items listed or anything. It's a slow and steady process while I learn the ropes of making and selling my soaps. Each one is a total experiment right now - some good, some bad and some very, very bad. My boyfriend's bathtub is overrun with ugly bars of soap right now."

I had no idea that by the end of the year I'd have sold over a thousand bars of soap, have multiple wholesale accounts and have shipped my products internationally. I also didn't know that I'd be also selling bath bombs, perfume, lip balm and body butter. I do know that my family and friends thought I was crazy for the first few months, so I'm pretty happy with how things turned out.

My year in numbers:

Total bars of soap sold: 1047
Total bath bombs sold: 380
Total lip balms sold: 144
Total solid perfumes sold: 24
Total body butters sold: 13

I don't mind sharing these numbers as they are something that I'm proud of, and make all the late nights and early mornings filling orders worth it. What started as a hobbie has turned into something that has grown from nothing, to actually putting money in my pocket. It's crazy to think that I started out handwriting my labels, with a small drawer filled with molds and fragrance oil, to professional glossy labels, and half a kitchen full of supplies!

2011 was a busy and great year for me, but I'm definitely looking to get more out of 2012.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy new years, and I'll be starting off the year by launching a new line of products!
Stay tuned!


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