Monday, 6 December 2010

Moving Forward with the Business


Ever since I have taken the decision to move forward with the business and get legalized here (dedicated facility) I have been producing larger quantities of soap rather than experimenting. Another Canadian friend-of-the-family, Michaela, has been visiting and has been helping me make soap as well as taking lots of awesome photos. So I share some photos of my latest soap logs.




After so much experimenting, it has been challenging to decide which bars are the ones I will be repeating. It comes down to simple, natural, mostly ingredients from this area. I think I will have about 10 bars that are my basic bars. Then I will continue to experiment with new bars and new products. For now, my focus is on deciding the basic bars (lots of testing!) and production.



I have also been busy with Christmas fairs and markets. I have two this upcoming weekend.



I am loving making soap more than ever, and feel so fortunate to be able to dedicate so much time to what I am passionate about!!! Life has gotten so much simpler over the past few months... more down-to-earth in general and bounce-out-of-bed happy in the mornings!!!


I hope you are all well and busy and enjoying the lead up to the holidays.

xo
Jen

13 comments:

Splurge Sisters said...

Your photos look great and you have been busy. I love the one that looks like you have cinnamon sprinkled on top of it. Hope you do well on all your fairs. I have my last one this week-end.

Sounds like you are on the right track if you are bouncing out of bed with happiness in the mornings. I've always said I wanted a job that lets me do what I love and makes me happy.

Heidi said...

I am really happy for you Jen. And the photos look really good. I wish all the best for your business!

Polly said...

Jen - WOW those photos are great and your soap look great too. Great news that you are now so happy and that you are bouncy happy - you are doing great and I wish you every success - you experiments are paying off xx

Ambra said...

It is so incredibly difficult to have to choose a few to make again and again. I have a list somewhere and then I get an idea to do something different. Best of luck in you business, Jen. I think we always feel happy when we find our slot in life. So it seems that soap is it for you now. You lucky (and hard working) girl

Amina said...

your soaps look great! Will you be selling them to the US too?

Michael R. Hughes said...

Hello Jennifer,

I also would like to know if you plan to sell your very creative soaps in the United States.

Of the above soaps, I also like the soap that looks like cinnamon is sprinkled on top of it. Very delectable! Great job Jennifer.


Michael

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Jen,I'm so glad to hear that things are going so well for you.Isn't it nice to be able to spend time with your family and then do what you love as well? Isn't this the stuff that life is about?

Celine Blacow said...

Love love love love the soaps! Adore the photography too ... best of luck in the business.. how nice is it to want to go to work nowadays?!

AromaBeauty Natural Soaps said...

Looking sooooo good Jen! just beautiful! I really love the orange one, I have a soft spot for orange:) Happy bouncing!

Jennifer Young said...

Thanks everyone for your support and positive comments. For Michael and Amina, yes I will be selling to the States as well. I will keep you all posted on progress! xo Jen

Between Friends said...

Wow Jen, looks like you're way ahead of the game already!
Reading your updates have been giving me such an uplifting spirit. Way to go Jen, and all the best at your craft fairs!

Sonia Peña said...

Jennifer,
Desejo muito sucesso para você e seus maravilhosos sabões!
Finalmente encontrei a raiz de alkanet e vou fazer meu experimento tentando a cor azul/violeta que tanto gosto.
Agradeço por você ter compartilhado suas experiências e testes com todos nós.
Beijos brasileiros.
Sonia.

Amy W said...

It's so wonderful that things are going so well! I'm so happy for you! :)