The beauty industry raked in billions of dollars in sales last year and predictions are that this industry will be increasing over the next decade. You could be building a little slice of that pie for yourself in the beauty and spa product market. With the right mind set anyone with a hobby of making spa & beauty products could break in to this industry starting in their own kitchen.
Burt’s Bees is now a huge company and was purchased in 2008 by Clorox for somewhere around 900 million dollars. But did you know they started out as a small home based business selling lip balms at craft shows? You can read all about it at the Burt’s Bees website.
So if you think you might enjoy this type of hobby you could be the next big thing. All it takes is a good understanding of making high quality products that people will enjoy. There are many books with recipes and information on making soaps, balms, lip balms, bubble baths and much more. With a little creativity you could create a great product line. You can begin by marketing to local boutiques, spas, salons, online and at crafts shows like Burt’s Bees did. You could also give your products as gifts to friends and family. If you are making quality products the word will get around.
The start up cost are minimal because most of your ingredients and supplies are cheap and readily available. You may already have a lot of them in your pantry. The mark up on spa and beauty products is incredible. A product that may cost you around $2 or less to make, can be sold for $10 or $15. As you can see it doesn’t take long to turn a large profit in this business.
So what are you waiting for? Clean up a work area in the kitchen and start mixing up some great spa and beauty products. There are many websites, books, and other resources to help get you started.