Monday, November 19, 2012

Soap Making Withdrawls!

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.

Melon scented
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. 

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