Monday, November 19, 2012
|Lemongrass essential oil soap|
|Green tea and Lavender with goat's milk|
|Goat's milk. no dye, no scent and heavy olive oil...I call this Baby's Bar because it is so mild.|
|Heather and Hyacinth. This one reminds me of Monet's sunsets.|
I was so busy during the months of September-October making soap for my Christmas Bazzar, which is on December 1st. For a while, I was almost making soap daily in order to get it ready in time to allow a 6 week curing. I haven't made soap in almost a month and am going through withdrawals! I have used just about every supply I have, so now I need to make some money at the bazaar to re-invest.
In the meantime, I have been packaging like crazy (photos to come). This step was very stressful to me, as I have invested my heart and soul into these soaps, and I don't want the packaging to take away from the product, but rather enhance it. I am pretty darn pleased with the final packaging and look forward to showing it off in thre next blog.
This is going to sound crazy, but I think I will really miss my soaps once they are sold. They have helped to scent the house. I have enjoyed making them, smelling them, packaging them etc. It is satisfying knowing how many people will enjoy them once they are out of my hands, but I think I will need to make more right after the show to start a new adventure in soap making.
I plan to make a beer soap. Joe thinks it will be a big hit with all his beer friends. That will be fun! I also plan to perfect a perfect pumpkin spice soap to try to entice local family owned pumpkin patches to carry it in their retail stores. There are many possibilities, but for now, I am having so much fun learning the craft and starting my small business.