Soap company name ideas! This is one of the most exciting parts of being a soap business, trying to come up with some soap company name ideas. Sounds like it should be easy, but it’s not, lol. Not when you consider all implications of your name, and trying to make it a soap name that appeals to everyone. Daunting, but not impossible. When we were coming up with names, we had written down about 40 names, and slowly picked through them. Then down to 10 names, and picked through that. Then down to 3 names, so we picked up the phone and called friends and family and got their opinion, and their reasons too.
Some of the considerations in thinking about good soap company name ideas, is trying to invite everyone to buy your soap. It is about trying to include everyone, while not creating one of those invisible borders. For example, perhaps I name a soap company after my dad Jim, who maybe introduced me to nature and natural remedies. But “Soaps by Jimmy” won’t sell well because women, the major customer base, may (subconsciously) think that a man can’t even follow a recipe so how can he make soap, OR that the soaps are geared towards men with the masculine scents, OR because men don’t tend to worry so much about moisturizing the bars may not be moisturizing either.
Sure, “Soaps by Jimmy” may be the best soap in the world, but it may take even longer to expand your customer base to the masses.
Also consider that other soap company name ideas, such as “New York’s Best Soap” could pop up one of those invisible borders. I live near Blaine, Washington, so I may think that there must be a soap just as good from Washington state. It is important to consider who you are selling to and focus on that selling aspect.
Then again, if you live in New York, and plan on selling in only New York, then go with that geographical name. You will still have one of the biggest markets to sell to.
The name of my first soap company, that I sold years ago, was entitled “The Winding Path Soap Company”. I heard that the new owners moved the business and then a few years later, closed. People loved that name, it created a sense of destination, and looking forward to the future. It wasn’t demographic, and it wasn’t about me, ie; Courtney’s Soaps.
Another factor about some soap company name ideas could be important on whether you can get that website address. It is getting crowded out there and if you can’t get the exact wording, find something close. For example, ‘thewindingpath.com’ is probably gone, but not ‘windingpathsoap.com’. Then again, Twitter, Facebook and Blogger are all free, and carry hyphenated names.
Here’s a list of soap company name ideas
I don’t know if these are taken or not, this is a partial list of when I was name searching. Personally, I don’t like those cutesy names like Bubblicious or Tutti-Fruitti, they sound unprofessional. Here goes:
- Journey Soaps
- Ancient Circles
- Existentialism Soap
- Medicine Wheel
- Simple is Better
What local resource could you tap into and capitalize on? Such as:
- Artisan Waters
- Columbia River
- West Coast Rain
What is your state or area famous for? Such as:
- Dairy – milk soaps
- Wines – wine won’t work well, but use the grapes
- Orchards – add a little apple or orange juice
- Hot springs – mineral rich water
- Ice bergs – used melted ice berg water
- Beef – add a little beef tallow
- Corn – add some corn oil.
Perhaps you’ve got something unique, such as:
- Solar Made
- Solar Powdered
- Herb Garden
- Water Fall
- Island Made
- Terra Cotta.
Also, if there is a high tourist traffic event that you could wholesale too, that could make you a lot of money during the travel season. For example, there is a historic mining town that I went too once, where the town was restored, actors were hired for the summer, and you could watch the school marm teach in the class to students (tourists). They had a general store, a post office (for real) where you could send out post cards that got that special post mark on them, and a general store, where lots of touristy things were sold. A soap sold there could be historically based, like a plain Lavender, or an unscented or mildly scented with a gold mica on the bar’s face (this was a gold mining town). The soap labels could reflect the time and name of the place as well (Gold Town soap on brown paper labels).
Now what about the labels, some great ideas here.
There are some name generators out there. I just tested a few of them quickly, and this one was better than the other dozen I looked at.
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