$954
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 1 2019 12:44 AM UTC +00:00
$954
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 1 2019 12:44 AM UTC +00:00

About

About Us

Old North State Soaps is to be the first of several cottage industries from our little homestead in Durham, NC. I have been passionate about soap making and other vintage skills for as long as I can remember and now I want to turn that passion for crafting into a business to help support my family of seven. North Carolina has always been my home and I want to bring you the best of the place I love through my products.  

We look forward to bringing you signature soap scents like Mema's Garden, Possum Blossum, and Better than Aunt Madge's Pecan Pie. Unscented, undyed soaps like Blonde Ale Shampoo and Pop John's Shop Soap will feature special ingredients from the Tarheel State like craft brewed beer and muscadine grapes.  

Whenever possible, raw materials and additives will be procured from North Carolina merchants to create soaps and fragrances that bring customers home to the Old North State. We hope to collaborate with North Carolina growers, brewers, and vendors to create a product we can all be proud of. For now, Old North State Soaps will focus on perfecting our soaps, bath bombs, and sugar/salt scrubs. As our customer base grows, we will add new scents and products to meet demand. 

One goal of Old North State Soaps is to offer custom soaps to our clients. Personalized soaps make great gifts, favors, or promotional items and can also be specially designed for sensitive skin. As a psoriasis sufferer and parent of four, I understand how sensitive skin can react to dyes and fragrances in many skin care products. Whether your ideal soap is bright, colorful, and highly scented or mildly formulated for your skin's needs, we look forward to creating the perfect bath products for you.

The money from Kickstarter will be used to purchase the LLC, insurance, and raw materials to start the research and development phase. This stage of the project will be for fine-tuning our scents and finding the right suppliers for our raw materials and additives. After the Kickstarter closes, we will launch a Patreon where subscribers will help with market research while we build the brand. If we reach our Kickstarter fundraising goal, the extra money will go towards purchasing more molds, a multi-bar soap cutter, and additional shelving for soap storage.

Risks and challenges

Batches can go bad and unexpected things will always happen, but the biggest challenge we face is lack of funding. I feel confident that if I can get the funding to get my project going, I can provide a product that will sell. Small batch soap making is highly adaptable to changing customer needs on a retail and wholesale level.

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    Backers at this level will receive their choice of one finished bar of soap, gift wrapped with a thank you card.

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    The Trifecta

    Backers at this level receive a choice of a bath gift set, a beard gift set, or three soaps. The bath gift set includes one soap and one salt or sugar scrub of your choice and a handmade 100% cotton washcloth (colors and styles vary). The beard gift set includes a badger-bristle shave brush, one 2 oz beard oil and one mug shave soap of your choice (mug colors and styles vary). Each set will be gift wrapped and include a thank you card.

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    Design Your Own

    Have you always wanted to design your own soap? Handmade soap makes a great gift and donating at this level allows you to design your own unique bar!! Backers will have the choice of up to four additives and can choose from our basic bar, shampoo bar, or shaving soap recipe to create a custom blend. When we are happy with the design, you will receive ten bars of the final product, gift wrapped with a thank you card.

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