Just Duckie Soaps was started as a home business operated by myself, Eileen Cook. The soap making business is very new to me. I work at a full-time job during the day and go to school at night once or twice a week. I always try to find time to make soap on the weekends. It is a source of relaxation. At the end of a hectic week, I always find making soap so invigorating. I come up with new ideas, sometimes on purpose and other times, by accident.
How I Got Started
My name is Eileen Cook and I am the sole owner of Just Duckie Soaps. I would like to share my first experience with Melt and Pour (M&P) soap making. For me, it started out as an idea for gift giving. It was around Christmas time and I wanted to give something different and special to my friends and family. My best friend mentioned that she made soap one year and it went over great. I thought to myself, "yea right, I'm not that creative." She had leftover supplies that I could experiment with. After creating some awful looking soaps, I was addicted and wanted to learn more. I researched everything about M&P soap making. I surfed the Internet and bought some books. Well, needless to say, that was almost XX years ago and I am totally addicted. Right now, I have so many soap supplies that my husband is going nuts. I am running out of room to store them.
After giving the soaps as gifts to friends and family, they wanted to know how I made them. They thought it was such a personal gift. But, they wanted more. The more soaps I made, the more I gave away. I added up all the personal expenses that I had just buying the supplies and realized that I better start putting a price tag on my soaps. It was my time and money that I was putting out. I decided about 2 months ago to start offering my handcrafted soap creations to more than just family and friends.
I took some samples of my soap into work and people swarmed to them. They went over really well. I made my first sales that day. It was the greatest feeling. That's where this website comes in. I don't know much about advertising, but what I do know is that having a website increases your business.
I hope you enjoy my website and happy soaping!
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