Thank you for your interest in becoming a Buff City Soap franchisee!

We began making soaps in our kitchen in 2013 after discovering that the commercial soaps we’d been using our entire lives were made with detergents, animal fats, sulfates, and other harsh chemicals that can cause irritation, trigger allergies and can have other unpleasant side effects. We started making soaps out of plant oils and other ingredients free of harsh chemicals, gifting them to friends and family, with the dream that one day it could become a business that could make us both proud and successful.

Cut to five years later and we now have 17 locations (soon to be 18!) across nine states, creating incredibly innovative bath and body products that are high-quality, hand-made, free of harsh chemicals, and look and smell amazing!

Now it's time to bring our wonderful creations to the rest of the country – and the world! – and we’re looking for passionate, motivated franchisees to come be a part of the Buff City Soap team.

Join our family of Soap Makeries

We handcraft each bar of Buff City soap in what we call our Soap Makeries. Each of our locations makes every product sold right there. It’s a bit of a mad lab stocked with ingredients like gardenia petals, lemon zest, hemp seed oil, shea butter, charcoal, and tea tree oil. Even our body scrubs are squeaky clean with natural exfoliants like chopped loofah bits, crushed walnut shells and poppy seeds. Customers can even customize their products with the scent (or non-scent) of their choice and the ingredients that they prefer. The possibilities are endless!

What else makes Buff City Soap bubble with joy?

  • Gift bundles make shopping for birthdays, holidays, showers, and events fun and easy.
  • Bestsellers, like Oatmeal + Honey Soap, Laundry Soap, Whipped Body Butter, Activated Charcoal Facial Bar, and many more bring customers back through the doors every week.
  • We offer Bath Bomb and Soap-making parties as a refreshing alternative to traditional birthday parties and girls nights out!

“I am happy to state that since joining Buff City Soap my expectations have been exceeded. I am impressed by the commitment and support provided by our enthusiastic corporate team!”

- Charli Gorman

Initial Investment

The initial cost of opening a Buff City Soap franchise ranges from $209,050 to $349,500. The investment range will vary significantly depending on your market and your location.

Franchise Fee

Our Initial Franchise Fee is $50,000 for a single unit franchise. For multi-unit developers, there is a discount depending on the number of locations.

Royalty & Advertising Fees

Our Royalty Rate is 6% of gross sales. Our current Brand Fund contribution is 2% of gross sales. Additionally, we require all franchisees to spend an additional 2% of gross sales on local advertising.

Franchise Support

We’ve spent years in our labs concocting all of our different products before we finally got to the right mix. That is also how we’ve grown Buff City Soap as a business, and over the years we’ve spent developing our business, we’ve tested and tinkered and changed and continuously developed our processes until we got to a point where we were ready to share it with the world.

Buff City Soap’s Franchise Support Team will be there every step of the way to offer guidance, training, and support as you bring your franchise to life.

Site Selection & Store Design

Over the course of building our existing Buff City Soap stores, we’ve developed the look and feel our locations to match our high-quality yet simple and rustic product offering.

How we can help you do the same

Training & Operations

Our comprehensive training program will provide you with all the necessary tools to open and operate your Buff City Soap store. Our program will take up to three-and-a-half weeks and will involve online pre-training, in-classroom training, and on-the-job training.

Learn the ways of the soap

Marketing & Ongoing Support

Our field staff will be in constant contact, offering ongoing support and periodic operation evaluations. Our team can offer creative solutions, advice, and overall support to help your business be as successful as it can possibly be.

From launch to beyond

Ready to get started on the soap makery of your dreams? Get in touch.