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However, that professor also said when a big box store comes knocking, never say no and figure out how you’re going to get it done…and that is exactly what I did. I gave myself a goal to have that order completed time.

Earlier this year, Caitlin and her team produced 19,392 bars of soap in 8 weeks to be sold at Hobby Lobby across the country. How long have you been soaping for and how did you get started?

Read more about Caitlin and her incredible success story below! My soap making journey began when I was given a soap making kit in high school. After a year or so, my parents encouraged me to sign up and sell my creations at a local farmers market.

Revive is still growing, and I love that my hobby has turned into a business.

Don’t let other people talk you out of going after your dream.

When I was younger and soaping was just a part-time job and hobby of mine, there were some really mean things said to me like “You’re too young, you don’t know what you’re doing, this craft won’t amount to anything…etc,” which is just horrible! The Hobby Lobby buying team found me at the America’s Mart trade show in Atlanta, GA during the January 2016 show.

Even one of my professors in college told me to “get a real job.” I took those comments with a grain of salt and kept going. Your products are now being sold in Hobby Lobby locations across the country. We work with a rep group and have our products in a permanent showroom at the mart so we are not in temporaries.

I gave myself one year after graduation to see if I could create something sustainable.

In that one year, we exhibited at our first trade show, and I hired my first employee!

I even emailed that same professor after this Hobby Lobby order to let him know exactly how much soap I’ve been selling recently. A really sweet lady approached me and my products, so I began telling her all about the soaps, a few of the other products, and why they sell great in boutiques.

Then I asked her what the name of her store was and she handed me her business card. She said she was totally interested in our products and particularly because they are a give back item.

I sold soaps at markets all over town, which allowed me to graduate with no student loans!