Friday, January 3, 2014

Back at it! Horray for 2014!

Love Spell

Look! It's my pretty Grandma n the background!

Fresh Ginger and Lime

Energy Fragrance Oil. I call this one
"Good Day Sunshine!"


Butter Cream and Snickerdoodle

More Beer Soap
Now that Christmas is over and I am in my second trimester with baby #3, I am re-energized and so happy to be making soap again!

I have been doing a lot of business stuff....getting all the necessary licenses, permits, insurance etc. I have a much better handle on business things than I did a few weeks ago. It is expensive, but worth it! I have also been reading a lot of literature about starting and running a small business.

I hired a lovely Digital Designer from New Zealand to design new soap labels for me. I highly recommend you check out her Etsy shop: Little Paper Sparrow. Her vintage inspired style is exactly what I was looking for. I spent soooo much time packaging my soap this past holiday season and was beginning to recent the process. These new labels will be so easy and cute! I will feature them in my next post.

I am getting my inventory up again. I have no major selling opportunities coming up, but I plan to make them! I need stock to do this!

I have been focusing on making the soaps that sell really well. I just purchased a bunch of essential oils from Bramble Berry and plan to expand my line of soaps with essential oils. Oregonians appreciate this! I have been making tons of citrus based soaps, because they always fly off the shelf and they are perfect for spring.

The homebrew supply store, Above the Rest, is now going to carry my beer store at both their locations! They sold out my soap within 2 weeks (18 bars!).....yeah!!!

My focus now will be to streamline my line of soaps, get my own website, obtain some more wholesale accounts, secure some more farmer's market dates...oh yeah, and have a baby! What a year 2014 will be!!

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on the little one! Good luck with the soap. I have an Etsy shop myself. Your soaps look really nice.
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  2. Thanks! I will check out your blog!

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  3. Congrats on baby #3 and glad you are resuming your passion for soaping in 2014! Also, thank you for using Bramble Berry’s essential oils =)

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    1. I love Bramble Berry!!! I just bought a ton of new essential oils from Bramble Berry. The quality of your products is always top notch, and that's a major reason I keep coming back! I live in Oregon and hope to make it to your store someday. My dream is to meet you and take a tour of Bramble Berry!

      Baby #3 will keep me so busy, but I am super excited!

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  4. Oooh lovely soaps! I'm on a self imposed soapmaking hiatus at the moment (a major house move is in the offing) so I'm soaping vicariously via other people's blogs and it's making me a little envious to see you've been so busy! :-D I especially love the simplicity of the ginger and lime, but they really are all gorgeous!
    Vicki

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