You make wonderful handmade products and give them as gifts and/or sell them. What does your current product packaging say about your products? Not only is packaging the first impression of your product, but in many cases the decision to buy or use a product is made ENTIRELY on the packaging. Packaging will attract or repel consumers to or from your products and will also influence the decision to purchase your product again (based on how the product holds up in the chosen container, how good the label looks after it's been in the bathroom for a few months, etc.). How much time have you spent considering how to package your high-quality bath & body formulations?
This class will cover choosing the appropriate packaging for most of bath and body products created at The Nova Studio. “Packaging” is a broad term but we will attempt to cover as much as possible in three hours, including containers, bags, labels, embellishments, and gift packaging. We will cover the "Do’s & Don’ts" of packaging, green or eco-friendly packaging, and market trends. Finally, using other bath & body product makers as examples, we'll examine packaging philosophies, and their trials and triumphs.
This class will cover packaging for the following products:
~Soap (Melt & Pour, Cold Process & Hot Process)
~Lotions, Creams & Body Butters
~Lip Balm, Bath Melts & Solid Salt Scrubs
~Fizzy Bath Bombs, Tub Tea & Wash Bags
~Herbal Bath Salts & Salt Body Scrubs
~Facial Products (Cleansing Grains, Facial Steams & Facial Masks)
~Perfumes (Roll-Ons, Solids & Sprays)
~Massage Oils, Body Powders, Milk Baths & More!
Students will take home:
- Packaging Considerations Worksheet
- Packaging Container Reference Spreadsheet
- Comprehensive Supplier List
- Catalogs and Samples
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Joan McCoy is a crafter who began making bath and body products in 2004. It all started when she pruned the lavender bush in her backyard & noted all the beautiful stems that went into her compost bin. After the next harvest, she dried the lavender and made sachets for everyone she knew. Soap and other bath products soon followed and there’s been no turning back since! Joan currently sells her products at craft shows during the holiday season and at an artist’s cooperative boutique in San Jose. Joan is a frequent student at The Nova Studio and also a proud member of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. See our teacher page to view all of Joan's classes.