I have been working toward this moment for quite a while and it has finally arrived. This is going to be the Naturalmente Mediterráneo soap studio!
Spanish Health and Safety has very specific requirements for producing soap and natural skin care products and one of those is that a dedicated space is needed, which cannot be your own kitchen. The space needs to be divided in several areas including work space, packaging space and several different storerooms.
(My husband, removing the For Rent sign)
Next steps include, getting the inside renovations done and a nice artisan sign up front. Tomorrow I am getting the electricity and water connected and organizing insurance. There will be a small space at the front for sales as well, but I am not expecting a lot of walk-ins (yet!) as we are located in a little Spanish fishing village. I will open to the public possibly 2 mornings and 1 afternoon a week. Also if people call ahead for a visit, I will open for them. I will be aiming for visits from school-groups and tourists to see a local Artisan (me!) at work.
(As you can see, it used to be a little Mexican Restaurant!)
Will keep you posted and post photos of the progress on the Studio!!
Gratitude - I feel so fortunate to be where I am right now. Just two years ago, I spent most of my time working in a job I despised, and it almost broke me. I decided to DO WHAT I LOVE & LOVE WHAT I DO. Now, I wake up each morning, excited about my day. I give thanks every day for being where I am and being able to follow my passion. When I think too much about how thankful I feel, I get all teary eyed…
I suppose now is the time thank ALL OF YOU! So THANK YOU to anyone out there who is reading this and following my story. Thank you for your comments, help, suggestions and encouragement. What a wonderful supportive community Blogger has helped me connect with.