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21  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Super Strong Hair Spray on: June 08, 2005 01:53:17 PM
A lot of my friends use Knox Gelatin. (the clear stuff, not one with any flavoring in it. the sugar will attract bugs) Just make a batch of it using a bit less water than recommended and store in the fridge.. when you need to use it, pop it into the microwave for a few minutes and apply...you'll have to use a blow dryer to dry it on your hair, but once it's dry, you're hair will stand at attention all day.

It's water soluble too, so a normal shampoo will be fine for getting it out.

hope this helps!
22  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Poppin' Fresh Advice Please :) on: June 07, 2005 11:22:41 AM

You'll want to send samples, as you mentioned, as well as a wholesale-buyer information kit. The kit includes your contact info , a letter stating your intent, any press clipping you may have received, some images of your cookies and truffles  as well as other things to entice them...like magnets of your business logo or other "keeper" things that the wholesale buyer will be inclined to hang onto. You may want to include information about the best way for your products to be displayed in store and whether or not you have Point of Purchase Displays that you will provide. Also include a list of your wholesale prices and product ingredients.  These kits are expensive to put together and take some time, but once you have one done, it will be a big help.

When I send out the kits, I send one out and make up another one right away and just save it, so if someone requests a kit, I can ship it right away and not have to make them wait for it. I always have a few kits in my office so they can mail out right away.

It's very difficult to get into the larger chain stores, so to start out, try checking out smaller specialty food stores and family owned grocers.
Even fruit and produce stores are good to look into... they usually carry goodies like yours along with their usual fruit.

hope this helps! feel free to email me directly if you want any other advice.
23  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: anyone know this seller? on: June 06, 2005 11:28:43 AM
try www.sks-bottle.com

i buy all my balm tubes from here and shipping is fast and reliable.
I buy in quantities of 2000, but they have 128 or something around there for about $30.

I don't know, for making bath products, I'm always wary about buying supplies from ebay... not to offend that particular seller, I'm just wary of it in general.

If you're selling these perfume sticks, the tubes should be sterile and touched by as few hands as possible, and the fact that "smoke free home" is mentioned on the seller's site leads me to believe that these tubes are perhaps lying around in an un-sealed container.

just a thought!

hope this helps!
24  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: nerds like me <3 stuff like this: on: May 25, 2005 01:47:52 PM
Oh! Thanks so much for sharing!
I've been wanting to do this for my site, but couldn't find a tutorial about it!

25  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: body scrubs on: May 20, 2005 11:55:25 AM
Its a very interesting idea, for say, freshing up when you don't have access to a shower.

Bath scrubs have granules in them that produce the "scrubbing" effect (for example..oats, sanitized sand etc...). You'll need to find an agent that will dissolve the granules.
This may prove difficult.

Bath and Body Works used to make a lotion that turns to a powder when applied to skin...figuring out how they made this product may help you figure out how to make this dissolving body scrub. (I'm not sure if Bath and Body Works still make this product)

Until you figure it out, try those hand sanitizer products for freshing up with out a shower, although the alcohol they contain may be drying to the skin if used in excess.

hope this helps!
26  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Shop name?!?!?!! on: May 13, 2005 11:56:24 AM
Pom Pom Mathilda is a great name for an accessories type store, in my opinion!

It's memorable and I bet that domain is available. (register your domain as soon as you can, to avoid the off-chance that it could be taken soon)

good luck!
27  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Domain Help on: May 13, 2005 07:31:31 AM
this web-link explains DNS in pretty simple terms...


maybe this will help a bit.

28  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dirty Girl on: May 12, 2005 01:25:15 PM
Oh! clock... I meant to say Mirror!

Great Mirror!
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dirty Girl on: May 12, 2005 01:16:29 PM
Great clock!

I love the Dirty Girl Line as well...
visit here if you haven't...www.blueq.com
(its the company that makes the dirty girl line, as well as other great kitchy bath lines.)

it might help for inspiration for other projects for your bathroom!

30  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rebatch - Hand Milled Soap - Advice / Tips on: May 12, 2005 09:20:25 AM
for soap molds, candy molds work well and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
they are also heat resistant (because they are made for hot candy to be poured into them)

you don't need to line the molds with anything...after the soap is fully dried, you can just pop em right out by flexing the mold a bit.

hope this helps!
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