What Are Soap Sponges?
A soap sponge is exactly what the name implies. It's soap in a sponge. So like body wash on a loofah, soap sponges’ lather and cleanse skin when used.
Why should I make Soap sponges?
There are so many reasons why you might want to try making soap sponges and introducing them into your business portfolio. here are just a few of the benefits of using soap sponges:
- More environmentally friendly by reducing plastic and packaging.
- Exfoliates to remove dry skin.
- Exfoliates to remove fake tan.
- Taking a shower while using Bath Sponges helps to get rid of the dead skin layer that gets accumulated on the skin surface.
- Helps to Removes Acne and Dark Patches.
- Keeps the Skin Smooth and Firm.
- These are becoming more and more popular and can possibly boost your revenue
- Simple and easy to make with only a handful of ingredients
- Choose your own fragrances even perfume dupes
- Great gift ideas
How can soap sponges grow my business?
Adding a new and exciting product like soap sponges to your business portfolio can possibly grow your business significantly. By adding either an extra product, option, or scent/fragrance to your growing business, it can potentially bring in new customers and keep existing customers coming back knowing you are expanding your business and trying to cater for everyone. With so many competitors in the same industry it is a great opportunity to get your business seen and ahead of the competition. Soap sponges are proving very popular these upcoming months and are a great and unique addition to anyone’s growing business.
There are only a handful of ingredients required to make soap sponges.
- Aloe Vera Melt & Pour Base
- Fragrance Oils
Soap sponges cost very little to make, making this product not only cost effective but also profitable. And the fun bit is that you can really make this product your very own by adding your unique touch by including colours and various fragrance oils.
- 200g Aloe Vera Melt & Pour Base - 56%
- 1g Colour – 0.49%
- 4g Fragrance Oil – 1.95%
Equipment you need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Spray bottle
- Baking/parchment paper
Cut 200g of melt and pour soap into small approx 2cm cubes
Cover the jug with some cling film.
Heat your base (melt & pour soap) in the microwave at 30 second intervals remove clingfilm and stir as melting to get rid of lumps. Do not heat your base over 68-70 degrees.
Once fully melted, spray a little rubbing alcohol to disperse the bubbles and replace the clingfilm over the top which will help prevent a skin from forming on the melted soap.
Measure around 1g of colour and add it to your base. Mix for around 1-2 minutes until the colour is fully dispersed.
Now it’s time to add the fragrance oil, you should add the fragrance oil at 60 degrees. add 4g of fragrance oil and stir if you get any bubbles forming add a spray of rubbing alcohol.
Now spray the sponge with rubbing alcohol to make it a little damp.
Place your sponge into the soap base.
Take your spatula and push down onto the sponge to allow the air inside to be displaced. This allows the sponge to soak in the soap base on release.
Repeat this while turning the sponge to allow the soap to soak in evenly.
Once you have completely soaked the sponge with the soap base, place the sponge onto your baking/parchment paper and leave to cool and dry overnight.
Overall this new and exciting product from Craftiful is going to be a great addition to any business large or small. With the option to create lots of different variants using Craftifuls wide range of fragrance oils and the beautiful selection of mica powders we have to offer you can truly make the soap sponges a unique addition to your business.