Friday, 17 August 2012

Shaving Soap, Dish and Brushes

Some photos of the shaving kit I offer...
Ceramic shaving dish, hand-crafted by a local ceramic artist


Brushes, 3 different qualities, from left to right - 1) beechwood with synthetic bristles, 2) beechwood with badger hair bristles and 3) Olive wood with badger hair bristles

I have been working a lot this summer, but for the most part it hardly feels like WORK because I enjoy it so much! Both my husband and my daughter have been helping a lot with packaging. I wish I had more time for blogging as it is something I love as well... ah well, there's always the winter for that.

I have been working hard on my website, which you can check out if you like:


There is still a lot of information to write, create,upload...photos to take... etc... but it is up and running now!

Studio and shop are a thrill and the night market, which I work at each night is a great place for promoting my products, meeting people and selling.
My new Silk Soap with Tussah silk, red clay and argan oil.


Hope you are all enjoying your summer and are happily soaping!!!!!!!!!!!!

xo
Jen

19 comments:

Irene Fernandez said...

Beautiful as always Jen! You're such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing :-)

Savon Muse said...

Sounds like your hard work is paying off Jen. Love your website! Lots of work but a lot of fun to do also - a great challenge! Congrats! Paulinex

Jennifer Young said...

Irene,Thank you for your lovely comment! xoxo Jen

Pauline, Thanks for your awesome comment. How is your gorgeous workspace going? Are you enjoying having a dedicated area? xo Jen

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Jen. LOVE your new website. Hmmm. what shall I buy? The combined shaving mug and brush holder is genius I tell you. GENIUS!

Julia said...

Acabo de visitar tu tienda on line, me parece estupenda, espero que tenga mucho éxito.
Precisamente hace unos días hice un jabón de afeitar, espero que cure para poder probarlo, no es fácil conseguir una espuma adecuada y un acondicionado adecuado.
Felicidades de nuevo y saludos.

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Thank you! So glad you like the shaving dish!! xoxo Jen

Julia, Muchisimas gracias! Me alegro que te haya gustado la tienda on-line. Si el jabón de afeitar es complicado... mucho aceite de ricino pero si demasiado, no se seca bien... suerte!!! xo Jen

Michele said...

@ Jen, so glad to hear that you have been so busy. Love your shaving sets, so very unique. :-)

Lisa said...

Love the organic look of the shave sets! And offerign a range of different quality brushes is a fab idea. Love the red clay soap - how do you get it cut looking sooo square!?

Jennifer Young said...

Michele, Thanks for your comment!! Glad you like the shaving sets. They do well. I have been surprised at how many people shave traditionally! Could it be coming back in? xo

Lisa, So glad you like the look of the shaving sets! I was glad to find good quality brushes. For the moment I import them from Germany but would prefer to find a Spanish supplier... My silk soap turned out pretty well. Here are some links for you about my cutting.

http://jenorasoaps.blogspot.com.es/2011/09/from-trimmed-soap-slab-story-continues.html

http://jenorasoaps.blogspot.com.es/2011/09/cutting-bars-of-soap-from-logs.html

My soaps do NOT always turn out so nice a square. Sometime they are on a slant... sometimes bumpy tops (although I love to look at other soapers swirly, bumpy tops, and I used to do them that way, I do not prefer to use a "bumpy top" soap. i like it smooooooooooth) because it set quickly when mixing. This one just poured and cut really well. Thanks for your comment!!! xoxoxo Jen

Anne-Marie said...

What a gorgeous kit!

Connie said...

I just got back from your web page. I am so proud of you. You took your dream and made in come true. I am amazed at all of your products and the joining together with other artists (the shaving dish) that is a marvelous idea, and it is so unique and earthy. If my bearded husband ever starts shaving again, I'll be ordering that. We have his dad's old shaving brush and mug on a shelf in the bathroom . . . it's a sweet reminder of a missed love one.

Have a wonderful day. Oh, I have to say it again . . . I am so proud of you and the lovely business that you have created.
Your blogging sister (more like grandma), Connie :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the links re soap cuttign. I might see if my other half can make me a log cutter like that - it would make life much easier!

Soap, fairies, and everything in between said...

Hi Jen

I love your shaving soap set, it looks wonderful in the ceramic dish.

Beth xx

Jennifer Young said...

Anne-Marie, Thank you!!! xo Jen

Connie, Your comments was so lovely. Your support and encouragement are heart-warming. I am so glad that you found my blog and that you enjoy following my progress. Would love to hear you play guitar someday! xo Jen

Lisa, Good luck with the cutter!! xo Jen

Beth, Thank you!!! It had been a while formulating in my mind and I feel great finally having the set to offer. xo Jen

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Michelle Somers said...

Thought I had left a comment but probably got side tracked. Your website looks wonderful and so nice to see al your products in one place.

Jennifer Young said...

Thank you Michelle!! You always have something postive to contribute!!! xoxo Jen

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