7 Soap Making Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Soap Making Business

Are you looking for an easy business you can start from home? Soap making is a relatively easy cottage business you can start today.

Soap is one of the products you will find in every household. Therefore, soap is a product that will remain in demand, making soap making business a lucrative idea.

To start a soap-making business from home, research the competition and choose the niche your business will focus on. You can make scented soaps mixed with essential oils or non-scented soaps for washing utensils.

Choose a business name and create a business plan indicating your entity type, mission statement, and soap marketing strategy.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a soap making business:

1. Kiss My Crown Essentials ($14.4K/year)

Warnisha Foster, the founder of Kiss My Crown Essentials, came up with the idea for her business after feeling burned out as a single mother of four. She wanted a product that would make her feel feminine and empowered, so she created the Strawberry Rose' Champagne Soap. After selling over 500 soaps in the first month, Foster realized that there were many others who felt the same way she did. She now focuses on creating natural and organic products that prioritize nurturing and protecting the skin.

How much they make: $14.4K/year
How much did it cost to start: $800
Current team size: 1

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On Starting A Homemade Organic Soap Brand From The Kitchen

Kiss My Crown Essentials founder Warnisha Foster shares her journey from creating organic soap products in her kitchen to selling over 500 soaps in her first month with a mission to let mothers know that they are seen, beautiful, and a necessity.

About
Warnisha started Kiss My Crown Essentials almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Warnisha grew the business to $1.2K/month
Costs
It cost Warnisha $800 to start the business
Read by 7,028 founders

2. Little Soap Company ($7.2M/year)

How much they make: $7.2M/year
Current team size: 11

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100% natural – The story of The Little Soap Company

This case study is about a founder who started making organic soaps from her kitchen table, which are now sold in major supermarkets and retail stores with four collections, and she has a strong following on LinkedIn with 5.9k followers.

About
They started Little Soap Company about 16 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $600K/month
Read by 636 founders

Learn more about starting a soap making business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a soap making business?
-> Pros and cons of a soap making business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established soap making business

Other resources

3. River County Soapworks ($36K/year)

How much they make: $36K/year
Current team size: 0

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An Interview with River County Soapworks

This case study is about a handmade soap business that uses natural ingredients, herbs, and minerals to create beautifully scented, eco-friendly, and vegan soap bars.

About
They started River County Soapworks about 23 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $3K/month
Read by 554 founders

4. Taproot Organics ($48K/year)

How much they make: $48K/year
Current team size: 4

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An Interview with Taproot Organics: Can Working with Your Love Make Success?

Taproot Organics is a soap business started by Daniel Grunes that, after four years of effort using Twitter and Facebook as its main marketing channels, has two retail outlets and a 24/7 website.

About
They started Taproot Organics about 10 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 815 founders

5. Suchi's Handcrafted Skincare Products ($12K/year)

How much they make: $12K/year
Current team size: 2

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At 64, Her Homemade Natural Soap Venture Is a Success With 500 Bars Sold per Month

This case study follows an entrepreneurial duo who have successfully grown a natural handmade soap business, selling around 500 soap bars per month primarily through Facebook and Instagram marketplaces.

About
They started Suchi's Handcrafted Skincare Products about 8 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 539 founders