How To Start an Amazon Bath Bomb Business

How To Start an Amazon Bath Bomb Business

Starting your own business can be a great way to bring in extra income. As customers become more conscious about the products they buy, some all-natural and homemade beauty products have become the foundation of very profitable businesses. So, if you have a talent for making these types of items, you could be one of them. Here are a few tips and ideas if you want to start an Amazon bath bomb business.

Why Bath Bombs?

Bath bombs are a great product because they are easy and inexpensive to make. And with low overhead costs, they are a low-risk idea for those starting their first venture.  Since most of the ingredients are everyday items you already have, it costs as little as $0.25 per bath bomb to produce them.

Bath bombs are also hugely popular and already have a thriving market. In the US, it is expected to reach $350 million in revenue by 2025. And with the ability to reach customers through social media, you could sell your products worldwide.

How Can You Start an Amazon Bath Bomb Business?

1. Perfect your product.

The first thing you have to do is perfect your product. While most use a very similar recipe, bath bombs come in a full rainbow of colors, shapes, and scents. Therefore, you need to choose which type you want to focus on and get to work perfecting your production process before you can start selling.

2. Research licensing requirements.

The next step is to learn which compliance and safety regulations apply to your bath bombs. Your product will either fall under the category of cosmetics or drugs, depending on what claims you make about it.

If you market that it has physical or mental benefits, it will be classified as a drug. This will require additional approval from the FDA for effectiveness and safety. Although it can be time-consuming and costly, the wellness market is continuing to expand.

However, if governing bodies qualify your bath bombs as cosmetic, they will apply the same rules they use for soaps and lotions. Be aware the requirements will vary between states and countries, so you need to be familiar with the rules for where you want to do business.

3. Choose your suppliers.

Choosing your suppliers will be relatively simple since bath bombs are easy to make. They only require a few essential ingredients including:

    • baking soda
    • citric acid
    • Epsom salt
    • cornstarch
    • water
    • essential oil or fragrance
    • carrier oil
    • shea butter
    • food coloring

Fortunately, you can find most of these at your local grocery store. However, you may have to order silicone molds, oils, and decorations from other suppliers. In a market where people are highly aware of the sourcing of their products, you want to guarantee the purity of the ingredients you use. So, you should be discerning and ask for certifications, references, or suggestions from aromatherapy practitioners to find the best suppliers.

4. Consider your packaging, labeling, and shipping options.

Bath bombs have a tendency to crumble if they aren’t packaged and shipped correctly. Therefore, you must ensure they are tightly sealed to avoid introducing moisture. Most sellers use shrink wrap which works very well. When you pack them, you will also want to use plenty of tissue paper, recyclable filler, or other materials to cushion them in transit.

5. Sell your product

Although you might have success selling your product in person, you can reach a wider market if you start an Amazon bath bomb business. After you set up a seller account, read through the FAQs to make sure that you understand all the rules and can comply with Amazon’s requirements. You may also consider a more specialized niche through Amazon Homemade for your product.

But if you are serious about selling bath bombs, start doing your research and learn how you can turn your hobby into a profitable business.

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