Today, I decided I’m coming out…..as an artisan.
When I was a kid, I spent money on melt and pour soaps, candle making kits, and learned how to sew and crochet from my Grandma. I have been creating things with my hands all my life.
Around March of last year, my husband and I were talking about my love of creating things and we got this crazy idea….Why not learn how to make soap and other body products from scratch? We started doing research and learned that it would cost us about $500-600 to get things going and started. At the time, I was working part-time as a nanny and it wasn’t really an expense that we could take on. We did, however, continue to research and keep this dream in the back of our minds for a future reality. We had even created a “GoFund Me” page in hopes that family and friends would donate. Well, that never happened so we just had to wait things out.
Fast forward to June of this year. Thanks to my newest job and latest promotion, we are in a significantly better place financially. We talked about it and finally made the decision to take the risk, buy all the supplies we needed….and start making soap!
I am incredibly proud of the progress we have made (making soap from scratch has quite the learning curve), and I enjoy making things on a regular basis. We make everything using only natural ingredients, so all of our products are really great for people with sensitive skin.
Here’s some product photos for what we have made so far:
Scrubs, soaps, massage oils, whipped body lotions…. It’s amazing what all you can make with similar ingredients.
I recognize that in coming out with this post, I’m also going to be revealing my full name (on my Etsy shop). Because of the nature of my work, I have always refrained from connecting my full name with the blog and I will continue to uphold this standard.
I do find, however, that I really want to share my products with my readers because I believe in the quality of them and I love the way they make my skin feel……and I think you will, too! The shop is being constantly updated as we continue to develop new products and expand our line. Look for reviews of some of our products from fellow bloggers within the next month or so.
So, without further ado…..
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