It was roughly March when I really got interested in doing some bath and body products. I got my first set of ingredients in April. Since then, I have made close to 20 lbs of soap, three batches of lotion, four batches of scrubs, plus bath bombs, bath salts, and a few other things that aren't coming to mind. I have had amazing successes and a few failures (and spills).
But you know what, I've loved it. Every minute. I've learned from my mistakes. I find great joy in opening a new package. Even if I know it contains ingredients from Bramble Berry such as Stearic Acid or a new color. These might not sounds like exciting things to you, but they bring a great sense of joy to me, because it means new and more creations.
I thought I would like this "hobby" when I got into it, but I had no idea how much I would love it. As silly as it may sound, I feel like this is something I could do professionally, every day. Each new product is a new creation, waiting for someone to love it. I wait for inspiration to hit. And for inspiration from people. I want to create products people love. Not just what I love. And I want it to be beautiful. I want a beautiful product to make you feel beautiful.
Want to see some of what happens in my little corner of the world?
Here's what a block of my Lily of the Valley sample size soaps look like when they are fresh out of the mold.
Since I feel like I put a part of myself into my products, I want everything to look beautiful.
By the way, the Etsy shop should open this weekend. As soon as it does, I'll post and let you know :-)