How to Make Body Scrubs and Lotion for Business – Make your own cosmetics like sugar body scrubs recipe. With Filipinos becoming more and more image conscious, the domestic market for body scrub and lotion makers has been steadily growing. There is still a large untapped market for these products particularly in the provinces, where the players in the personal lotion and body scrub business are few. Moreover, personal care products are good gift items, and lotion is the second fastest moving product in this particular market segment.
With P4,000 start-up capital, you can make three 300-ml packs of body scrub and 10 100-ml bottles of lotion, working only 30 minutes to make your own beauty products.
* Spatula, P29.25
* Plastic beaker, P85
* Graduated cylinder, P135
* Bowls (stainless steel or glass)
* Plastic or pastry bag, P30
* Packaging material such as PET bottles and labeling utensils. For body scrub, you need 300 ml PET jars (16.80 a piece); for lotion, 100-ml (milliliter) PET bottles with a gel pump cap (P188.60 a dozen). Depending on your market, you can use large containers instead.
* Lotion base, P1,120 per 10 kilograms
* Body scrub base, P1,680 per 10 kilograms
* Fragrance, P560 per 120 ml
* Diluted or liquid food color, P69.75 per package
The lotion base and body scrub base can be purchased at a minimum of 10 kilograms. You can use the same fragrance for both your lotion and body scrub base, or use a different scent for each. However, you will use the food dye only for making lotion.
Six easy steps to make lotion and body scrubs:
1. Measure the raw materials: one kg of each of these base and 10 ml of fragrance. Do the same for lotion and body scrub. You can measure the base using a beaker or, if, for more precise measurements, a weighing scale.
2. Pour the base into the beaker and, using a spatula, press the material slightly; this is to fill in the air gap inside the container until a volume of 1,000 ml for the mixture is attained (1,000 ml or one liter is equivalent to one kilogram). Be very careful not to compact the base otherwise, the mixture will become heavier than needed.
3. Next, measure the fragrance by using a graduated cylinder or a measuring spoon. There are over 500 fragrances to choose from, and you can also mix and match several of them to create your own scent. Since fragrances are aromatic by nature, there’s no combination that will stink.
4. Once you’ve measured all of the raw materials, pour the fragrance onto the base and mix them using a spatula. Mix well until the fragrance is thoroughly blended with the base.
5. Then, put one drop of diluted or liquid food color into your mixture (the amount of dye to use depends on your preference). For this project, only the lotion needs coloring, but if you with, you can also put coloring to your body scrub. Just be sure to match the color and the fragrance.
6. The last step is packaging your finished products. Use the PET jars for the scented body scrub, and the bottles with gel pump cap for the lotion. By using only the spatula, you can fill the jar with the scented body scrub. To transfer the lotion into its bottle containers, however, you will need to use a pastry bag or plastic sheet.
You can join bazaars, sell them in schools, or consign them at malls, spa centers, and health and beauty stores. If you opt to supply malls and health and beauty stores, however, you need to get a certification from the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD). This is aside from the usual business permits you need to get from the appropriate government agencies.
How much will you make with this formula?
The production setup described above yields about three 300-ml packs of body scrub and ten 100-ml bottles of lotion. To determine your selling price, divide your production costs by the yield (in terms of the number of packages of finished products) and then multiply the quotient by two to get a 100 percent markup. Typically, the price would be P176.71 for the body scrub pack and P63.57 for the body lotion bottle. You may need to adjust your price depending on the niche you want to target and taking into account such other expenses as store rentals and products delivery costs.
Yes, you can make your own beauty products and earn money with these very in-demand cosmetics.
Source: Entrepreneur 45 Home-Base Business Ideas Book