Maker of the Month: Fizzy Soaps

Isabella with Fizzy Soaps has been selling handmade products since middle school. In 2018, she started making soap and fell in love. She shared the process on TikTok and her videos took off - one has 11.5 million views and counting! Isabella's followers love her adorable boba soaps as much as they love watching her make them. Get to know her below!

isabella with fizzy soaps

How long have you been making soap, and how did you get started? How long have you been selling your products?
I’ve been making soap since late 2018, I started making soap because I wanted to find a new handmade passion after I ended my slime business that I ran throughout middle school. I love bath products and when I found soap making, I knew this is what I wanted to do because of how creative I could be with it. I started selling my products since the beginning of my soap journey. I started with melt and pour soap and sugar scrubs, then I went into cold processed soaps. 

What do you love most about making bath and body products?
I love how creative and unique you can be when making products. Everything from special ingredients such as aloe vera, the endless amount of colors, to designs, and fragrance opportunities are all reasons why I continue to make soap. 

fizzy soaps boba bars

Green tea boba soaps

What inspires you to create?
I’m truly inspired by everyone who watches my journey online. They are so supportive of me even when others aren’t. They tell me it’s ok even when things don’t turn out how I want, and keep me feeling up by letting me know that I inspire them with my business. Additionally, They give me new ideas and give me feedback on what to create. 

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to get started?
The advice I tell everyone is to be unique. I truly believe if you are true to your own ideas, others will see your passion and creativity and support you. Being unique is difficult in a world where it seems like everything has already been done, but trying to make your own mark or path on the soap community means doing something no one else has done.

fizzy soaps wonderland bars

Wonderland soap

Who’s another maker you admire? What do you love about their work?
I admire many soap makers but one that I admire the most is Aubrey Sells from Skin Foodie. Her products have so many great ingredients that she showcases very well. I am also inspired by her success selling in Whole Foods, her beautiful Etsy shop, photography style, being an amazing woman entrepreneur and mom. Her success is something I hope to achieve one day. 

Any advice for makers who want to give TikTok a try?
I love TikTok and think that it is a great place to show a different side of your businesses. I recommend making high-quality videos about your process that show how you made your product to highlight your ingredients. Then talk about how you made the product, what inspired your businesses, your experiences and anything you think people can be interested in and connect with. It’s a great way to get your audience to connect with you and gain interest in your business. 

fizzy soaps wrapped bars

Wrapped soaps

Have you experienced a fail? How did you work through it, and what did you learn?
One time I made 4 loaves of my cookie dough milkshake soap only to realize I had forgotten to add some of the oil to the recipe. I had so many things to finish with the restock that day, and was super upset when I had realized I had made that mistake. I was ready to call it a day and just finish everything tomorrow but I had to keep going for my amazing fans and customers. I ended up scraping out the soap from the molds, dying it black and making it into soap dough. From this I learned that I need a helper when I make big batches to keep me from forgetting things. Since then I have recruited my sister and she is way better at soap making then I thought. 

What plans do you have for your business/hobby moving forward?
I have big plans for my businesses. This year I aim to restock at least 500 bars every week. But for the long term, my ultimate goal is to create a chain of Fizzy Soaps stores across the globe. I want to create different lines of soap and really reinvent how soap is seen. I want people to see how soap isn’t just something you buy because you have to. But something that is exciting to see, use, and keep your skin clean and healthy. 

fizzy soaps boba popsicles

Boba popsicle soaps

Isabella's top Bramble Berry picks

  • Titanium dioxide - I use it on every soap and cannot go without it. It’s such a staple color, I need to order some more now.
  • Sweet almond oil - This luxurious oil is amazing for a lightweight moisture.
  • SFIC Clear Melt And Pour Soap Base - I always have this on hand because you never know when an embed mold will fit perfectly with your project.
  • 36 Bar Unfinished Birchwood Mold - I love this mold because it provides a different style of soap, and my fans love watching videos of me making and unmolding the soap from this. 

What’s your favorite Bramble Berry project?
The Cranberry Cocktail Soap Project, I haven’t tried this but I loved watching the video of Anne-Marie making it and want to try the techniques used to make it. I also love how festive and chic it looks. My first Bramble Berry soap project I ever tried was the Alpine Swirl Cold Process Soap. I copied this exactly and I loved how the swirl, fragrance, and color came out. 

fizzy soaps milk and honey bars

Aloe and kaolin clay soap

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We're constantly inspired by the DIY bath and body community, so we'll be highlighting a different business owner or hobbyist each month. If you want a chance to be featured, share your photos with #BrambleOn!