Sunday, 31 July 2011

Packaging when Immobile

I have had lots of time lately to get caught up on packaging...













Leg update: I walked the 4 blocks from home to the beach and back yesterday afternoon. I sat for a while with my leg in the sea. Oh that Mediterranean healing... bring it on!!!

28 comments:

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Congrats on your walking. You have been busy with your packaging. I love the wrap you use for your soaps.

Michelle

Coco said...

Yeah progress! And 4 blocks from the beach - how wonderful!

Do you have a local source for your supplies or do you order online? Products look great!

Jabonera said...

Yen, te ha quedado precioso como los envuelves, yo que todavia ando buscando algo que me gusta, por ahora lo hago de forma un poco caótica, quiero decir que no tengo algo fijo que me guste. Un beso. Ana.

Nitya said...

Good to hear you leg is healing. :)
The sea water is known to be healing. My parents were advised by their doctor to walk in the sea water and according to my mom it did help with some of the joint pains (arthritis) she has.
It is nice that you could spend your immobile days wrapping up your lovely soaps. I love the packaging!!

Anne-Marie said...

Yay! Glad to hear that you're healing. Looks like you were busy with the packaging! Isn't it amazing how much you can get done when you have a nice block of uninterrupted time?! =)

Alegría Mediterráneo Soap said...

I´m glad hear you´re better,was something serious to you,must take care of you!
I love Mediterranea Sea,she healing me,too,daily!
I see your packaging,they inspire me and and I wrote an article about recyclable packaging,thank´s!
They look´s lovely!
Love&Bless,
Claudia

Chela said...

Jennifer: that the labels of your beautiful soaps, that the presence of packaging, I love it! hits!

ASBloom said...

The packaging looks great Jen!
Glad your leg's getting better too!

The Soap Sister said...

So glad you're on the mend! Looks like you've been making good use of your "down" time! But Jen, please tell me that your work area doesn't REALLY look that neat and organized! ;)

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, (Two blooms) thank you!! The wrap is what we call Oven paper here. Similar to wax paper in Canada but thinner? I am glad I have finally found a packaging that I like. Just time consuming... xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Coco, My packaging - oven paper, printer cartriges and paper come from shops here in Vera or Garrucha. Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Sea Salt, Orange juice and peels, lemon, Aloe Vera, poppyseeds and more come from here from local suppliers or my garden. The tins & waterresistent sticker paper for my creams, salves, lip balms and scrubs come from England. I order things from Soap Kitchen, Gracefruit and Fresholi, in England. Great supplies, great customer service. i would MUCH prefer to get ALL locally but Spanish suppliers are more expensive and I can't get everything. Hope that helps! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Ana (Jabonera), Hasta que encontre el empaquetaje que me gusta, yo estaba experimentando cada rato. Por fin, he encontrado algo que me gusta. Sugiero que saques fotos de los diferentes empaquetados y preguntas a los Bloggers cual nos gusta mas? Suerte!! xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Nitya, Thank you so much for your comment. I agree. I believe in the healing powers of the sea... You must be excited about moving home soon!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Anne-Marie, Yes it is amazing!! Thank you for your comment. Your little one is GORGEOUS! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Claudia, Gracias por tu mensaje. Me gusto mucho tu entrada sobre Recyclable Packaging. Tengo problemas ahora con contestar a las entradas en otros Blogs. Cuando se arregla, empezare otra vez dejar comentarios. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Chela, Muchisimas gracias!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Skruben, thank you so much for your comment. i have been loving the articles about Skruben lately!! Your packaging is some of the most original around xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Becky (Soap Sister), Things are looking up. Walking little by little, started at the markets again. My work area? You mean my work areas scattered around the house? My main work area is a DISASTER right now as i had a shipment yesterday and just can't seem to find the time to get everything in the house organized! Plus we have guests coming on Friday... so no, my work areas are not usually that organized........ how about yours? xoxo Jen

The Soap Sister said...

Jen, HA! Organized? Again I must say "Ha!" -if only. Staying organized, neat & tidy has never veen my strong suit, shall we say. Clean? Yes. Neat? Occasionally ....for about 10 minutes, until I start actually working in there!

Sounda like you're really doing LOTS better! Take it a bit easy my friend, and try not to over-do. 'Can't wait to see the soaps you pour all this pent-up creativity into ...they're going to be some doozies, I just know it! :) ~Becky

Nutmeg Naturals said...

Jen - I hope you feel better soon. Love your blog and your soaps!

Julia said...

Me gusta el empaquetado que realizas, es sencillo, natural y limpio. Yo sigo buscando ideas.
Saludos y felicidades por tus jabones, son estupendos.

Bianca Hewson said...

Hey Jen,

Great to see you yesterday, here is the website I was talking about.......similar to etsy but Spanish style :)

http://artesanio.com
and the blog http://blog.artesanio.com/

see you next Thursday

Bx

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, Have been extremely busy with markets now... this is our main month. I have markets 6 nights a week!! In September everything calms down again and I can do some experimenting...

Jennifer Young said...

Nutmeg naturals... thank you!!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Julia, Muchisimas gracias. Tarde un par de años en encontre un empaquetado que realmente me gusta. Mucha suerte. Si quieres enviar fotos de algunos de tus experimentos con empaquetado... o hacer una entrada en tu blog? xo jen

Jennifer Young said...

Bianca, Thanks! We will see you on Thursday! xo Jen

Margaret Stoner said...

Wow I love your packaging! Where/how do you make it? I am a soapmaker and am at a loss as to how I can package my soaps myself. Any advice?

Jennifer Young said...

Margaret, I have just found your comment... I do this packaging all myself. I wrap it like a gift, in oven paper (same as i line my moulds with). then I print out the "cigar band" soap label and wrap it around the soap. Creasing is very important. Then I stick the ingredient label on the bottom to hold the cigar band in place. I suggest you try various ideas and you will eventually find one you like!! xo Jen