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Soap for Sale

I live in a very pet-friendly complex.  It wasn’t that way when we moved in, but over the years and with changes in ownership, there are now dogs practically everywhere.  A little dog park was even installed a couple of years ago, specifically for pet owners to have a place to take their dogs and be able to take them off-leash and play freely for a bit. 

In the office, there is even a little table filled with dog treats so people can stop in with their dogs while they’re out walking, and pick up a snack for their fur baby. 

One day, while trying to think of possible soaps I might present to the other residents here, it hit me like a bolt out of the blue (after observing maybe a dozen people out walking their dogs over the course of a half hour, lol) – dog soap! 

Some of you might be amazed that anyone would think to make handmade soap for a dog, but I tell you, it was actually that very thing that got me started on this whole soaping journey to begin with!  See, my friend was breeding pure-bred dogs, and one of them developed a skin condition.  After lots of research, she came to the solution to make a soap specifically for her dog’s skin condition.  Well, that soap was not just good for dogs.  She gave it to many friends, including me, and we all swore by how amazing it was on our own skin.  I fell in love with the whole idea of making soap once I saw what the real thing could do for my own skin.

Management has graciously allowed me to offer my soaps in the office.  I have been working all day, packaging and designing labels and wrapping soaps and sticking stickers and designing a sign to display on the little table next to the dog treats.  I’ll be taking it over on Monday.

I am more than proud, and excited, and I wanted to share it with you, who have all been so supportive of me along this bubbly way.  🙂

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19 thoughts on “Soap for Sale

  1. That’s a GREAT idea!!! I bought some pet soap in bar form last year. It worked MUCH better than the liquid variety. I had to buy some off of Amazon. Couldn’t find it locally, but I’d rather buy it that way. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations, Vanessa! And a great lesson for entrepreneurs — keep your eyes open for opportunities! I hope every dog in your complex becomes one of your clients and they share their recommendation with bark of mouth to their people. 🙂

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  3. So this is my update!

    Within the first couple of days of putting my basket on display in the office, I’ve had 2 bars stolen! While I knew I was taking a bit of a chance, I had higher hopes for those who live in my complex and are neighbors. I also gave one bar to a friend who was in town for a visit. She has a new puppy and loved the idea of handmade dog soap, so I gave her a gift. So far, no sales. I’m debating on putting out the unscented variety when it’s finished curing. It does look like a bust but I had to try! Thank you all for being so supportive! It means the world to me! <3<3 *hugs*

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    1. Awww I’m so sorry someone stole the soap. That is such a shame. 😦 I hope that no more get stolen and you get many sales and orders for more. Maybe the thieves will get a rash (not their dog, just them!) or maybe even fleas. Unkind thought, I know. Bad Suz! I hope your visiting friend’s dog enjoys the soap.
      Have a blessed weekend!

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      1. Gets a rash, hahaha! Then they could buy my soap to help it feel better! 😀

        So far my friend really likes the dog soap. She already buys people soap from me, and now she is a fan of this too, so, win-win on that one! You take your blessings where you find them, and she has been an amazing blessing to me. 😀

        Have a lovely weekend! xoxox

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    2. People can be disappointing. Some days, honor seems to be a forgotten concept, and then someone will surprise you. Who knows? Maybe an honorable dog owner left cash in the jar, but some miscreant appropriated the funds. And if a dog owner actually snagged the soap, at least they did it for their dog. Still, your trust speaks about you. Don’t devalue that.

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