Handmade Soap Black Friday Buying Guide

Handmade Soap Black Friday Buying Guide

Black Friday is the perfect time to snag some great deals on handmade soap. With so many different types of handmade soap available on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. And, with so many options and deals out there, it also can be tough to know how much homemade soap to buy.

With the holiday season being almost upon us that means it's time to start thinking about gifts! If you're looking for a unique, thoughtful gift for someone special in your life, look no further than handmade soap. Not only is handmade soap beautiful and luxurious, but it's also a practical gift that everyone can use.

handmade soap purchase made during online Black Friday sale with box showing soaps

This guide will help you navigate the world of hand made soap so that you can find the perfect soap bar (or bars!) for your loved ones - and maybe even treat yourself to a little something special. To help you get started, here are a few tips on what to look for and what kind of deals you can expect to find:

person shopping on tablet for handmade soap during Black Friday sale

Where do you find out about handmade soap shops' Black Friday sales?

Check social media and emails. Soapmakers often advertise their Black Friday deals on social media, so be sure to follow your favorites on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. You never know when they might drop a code or announce a sale! Most online stores that make and sell artisan soap bars will send out email offers for Black Friday.  So make sure to join those email lists before Black Friday so you don't miss out on any announcements.

Is it better to shop for hand made soap on Black Friday or wait a day or two?

The deals on handcrafted soaps during Black Friday vary. Sometimes you can get a better deal on Cyber Monday, which is the Monday following Black Friday, but sometimes the deals are better on Black Friday. It depends on the store and what is being offered. However, it is a good idea to check around and see what the best deal is before purchasing any soap. Also, don't forget to check for Small Business Saturday deals.

#BFCM hashtag Black Friday Cyber Monday sign in front of bars of handmade soap on a shelf with a wooden wall in the background

How much handmade soap should you buy for Black Friday?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when stocking up on handmade soaps for Black Friday:

 basket with handmade soaps

1. Think about how much handmade soap you go through in a month.

If your family uses two bars of soap per week, that’s eight bars of soap per month. Buying two months’ worth of soap (16 bars) should be plenty. In any event, it is best to buy no more than three to six months worth of handmade bar soap at a time. Although handmade bar soap often has no stated expiration date, many handmade soap shops will recommend that handmade bar soap be used within a year.

woman with package containing handmade soap ordered during Black Friday

Consider how you use the soap when deciding how much to buy

If you use the soap to only wash your hands at the kitchen sink or in the bathroom, you will need to buy less soap than if you use it to bathe or shower. If you use the soap to only wash your hands, you may need to buy a bar or two of soap. If you use soap to bathe or shower as well as to wash your hands, you will need to buy a larger number of soap bars.

2. Consider the size of the handmade soap bars.

An important factor is the size of the bar. Typical handmade bar soap sizes vary but usually range from 2.5 to 4 ounces. Some soap makers even offer larger bars that are 5 ounces or more.

several bars of handmade soap in varying sizes with some being small and some being larger

If you're looking for a bargain, you may want to go for the smaller bars such as sample soaps, as they may cost a little less per ounce than full sized soap bars. However, if you're looking for something that will last a little longer, you may want to opt for the larger bars. If you usually buy small bars of soap, you might want to buy larger ones for Black Friday. That way, you’ll have enough to last for a bit. But if you are buying handmade soap as a gift and your budget is tight, you could buy handmade soap samples as a gift.

handmade soap sale sign

3. Keep an eye out for sales and promotions.

When it comes to sales and promotions for Black Friday, you can find a wide variety of deals on online stores that sell handmade soap. Many of these stores offer buy-one-get-one-free deals, or discounts if you buy in bulk. Additionally, some stores may offer special promotions during this time of year, such as free shipping or steep discounts on your next purchase.Black Friday sale sign with photo of handmade soap

Look for sales on individual handmade soap bars or sets of bars.

Black Friday is a great time to stock up on your favorites or try something new. Some online soap businesses may offer a sale on just one bar of soap. Others may have special deals if you buy one or more of the same soap bar scent or a set of bars offered as a bundle. Whether you're looking to stock up on your favorite natural soap, or are just browsing for some new scents and brands, there are plenty of great deals available during Black Friday sales events.

Look for coupon codes to save on handmade soap

In addition to sales, many soapmakers also offer coupon codes that can be applied to your purchase. These codes are often good for an additional percentage off your total purchase, so be sure to keep an eye out for them! Most stores will have a percentage off ranging from as little as 10% off to as much as 30% or 40% off.

handmade soap sign showing Black Friday discount of 20% off

So keep an eye out for sales and promotions when shopping online for handmade soap, and take advantage of these opportunities to get the most value for your money! It's important to note that these offers usually only last a limited time so make sure not to miss out on this opportunity by keeping an eye open. With inflation eating away at everyone's buying power and even affecting the prices of handmade soap, you want to make sure you look for every opportunity to save during Black Friday.


Be sure to look for sales on individual bars or sets of bars, search for coupon codes, and check social media for announcements from your favorite soapmakers. With these tips in mind, you're sure to find some amazing deals on beautiful handmade soap this Black Friday!

We hope these tips help you as you navigate the wonderful world of Black Friday shopping! Be kind to your soap-buying budget! Happy deal hunting!

homemade soap bars in a basket

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