In this post, I will show you how to produce body spray in Nigeria and other perfume products. The growing economy of the world have shown that entrepreneurship is the new famous.
Becoming an entrepreneur requires you to either be self- employee, a business owner or an investor. What better way to be financially free than to learn the production of an everyday commodity and begin to sell (by producing in large quantity) or better still just for personal utilization (by producing in small quantity).
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Every Average Nigeria has one or more of this in their closet. No dress-up is complete without a body spray, even without the addition of perfume; body spray gives us the nice smell, uniqueness and confidence to walk into any organization.
Body spray and perfume has been interchangeably confused by many people as meaning the same thing, but from their uses, duration of stay and composition, this is totally false.
a. Body spray is a product of alcohol and fragrance which is meant to be sprayed directly on the body surface (skin) because it causes no known harm.
b. Perfumes are similarly alcohol dissolve in fragrance but meant to be sprayed on our dresses as a result of it composition, which could cause few damages to the dermal (skin).
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a. The composition of alcohol and fragrance in body spray are in minute quantity, this is why it causes no harm.
b. The composition in perfume is seen in very high quantity, this is why it causes harm when applied too much on our skin surfaces.
a. From the composition given above, body sprays do not last long and sometimes we are require to use them 3 – 6 times in one day just to stay refreshed.
b. On the other hand, perfume are long lasting due to it composition (highly concentrate) and as such can only be applied about once or twice in a day.
From these few difference it is seen, we can clearly see that Body sprays are different from perfumes.
The production of body spray in Nigeria can be quite easy, cheap and if meant for business purposes, can be lucrative as well. The requirements are easy and the steps can be followed by anyone.
This is post is meant to teach you how to produce body spray and if possible monetize this product either as a Small and Medium scale Enterprise or in Large scale.
The Requirements For Body Spray Production
a. Methanol : 1 liter(it is an alcohol)
b. Fragrance : 1 ml (of choice)
c. Colorant: (optional)
d. Water: (to increase quantity, but too much water might reduce the quantity, and as such it should be added with caution)
e. Measuring container (preferably, measuring cylinder)
f. A mixing container (to mix all the raw materials together)
g. Packaging container (which can also be gotten from any major market)
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a. Ensure that the containers to be used for carrying the raw materials and for the prepared Body spray are properly cleaned and sterilized.
b. Add methanol to the mixing container (1 liter)
c. Add your desired fragrance(s) to it (2 ml)
d. Shake vigorously to allow proper mixing
e. Add water to reduce concentration and pour into desired packaging container.
f. Your body spray is ready.
NB: If there is difficulty in purchasing the required materials, it is advisable to go to any major market in your locality and ask about the particular area within the market where perfume compositions (raw materials) are sold.
This is advisable because one gets to pick different varieties of fragrance by him/herself first hand.
The production of perfume can also be monetized; this is done by producing them in larger quantity.
How To Monetize Body Spray Production
With a startup capital of about N 50,000 to N 100,000, a small scale production of body spray can be possible but firstly begin with:
1. Have a Business Plan
A Business plan should always be the first step in the start up of any venture. A business plan tells you about the generally feasibility study of your up coming venture or business, it covers: the capital required, Marketing, Target customers and others.
In terms of difficulty in writing a business plan, sample business plans can be gotten online and also some individuals and websites requires you to pay a particular fee to have one written for you.
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2. Acquire the required skills
Body spray business like any other business requires some amount skill acquisition to be carried out. But unlike other businesses, the article provided above is quite enough to begin a Body Spray production.
But it is always advisable to learn from someone who is already a master in the art.
3. Business Registration
No matter how small a business you intend starting up, it is always advisable to begin by registering you business name.
Though some people choose to skip this but it always comes with a risky future when the business has begin to grow.
A registered business always helps potential customers and investors to have deep trust the business.
4. Your Product
Here is where packaging comes in. some people has the notion that since I am starting small, a trial and error packaging will do to prevent wasting money. But to make money, one needs to be ready to spend money.
Get good packaging containers, hire a good graphic designer, and choose customized fragrances for your brand.
No matter how small, never under look the power of packaging, for it holds the key to bringing potential customers to your shop’s door step.
Checking out the packaging containers of most designers’ perfumes will tell us how companies take packaging very serious.
This can never be over emphasized as this is another key part of reaching out to your customers. In this digital world, one needs not to own a physical shop to make six figures monthly.
With platforms like Facebook and Instagram you can reach thousands of people daily and spent little to no amount of money in marketing.
To use Facebook, all your need is a Facebook group of about 2,000 – 5,000 members and growing.
Market your product daily and post daily valuable tips related to the pros in buying your product.
When people make order, pay a shipping company to get it to them and receive your payment afterwards or before the shipping and viola you are into the business of Body spray production here in Nigeria or any where in the world.
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