Soapmaking Manufacture Workflow Examples

A series of diagrams for soapmakers showing common manufacturing flows that can be implemented into Craftybase.

Basic soap manufacturing workflow

This diagram shows the simplest manufacturing flow for a soapmaking process, where the base materials are combined together via manufacturing into a soap product. The water, oil and lye can be combined together into a recipe for the soap product for use on future batches, or alternatively, they can be added directly to the manufacture.

Handling different soap sizes

For a situation where you create multiple sizes from the same bulk batch of soap, you can create a component for the soap block batch then manufacture each size variation separately. This allows you to maintain your soap batch recipe in a single place.

Including packaging in your workflow

This flow demonstrates how you can use components to handle any packaging steps required to complete your product. Note, any specific packaging for shipment (bubblewrap etc) should be handled outside of the manufacturing process in Craftybase.

Tallow soap workflow

This workflow shows how to best handle any processing / manufacturing sub-steps that occur before you make your base soap block. This is a common scenario in some soapmaking products (i.e. where you render suet to make tallow). The tallow is a component as it is created from Suet. This is then combined with Water and Lye to produce the soap product.

Creating bundles / sets of your products

In this example, we demonstrate how to create a situation where you need to bundle different soap products together. Both the Lemon soap and Rose soap is manufactured as a component so that they can be either sold individually or as part of a set.

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