Friday, July 31, 2009

Soap Imitates My Life

I love to make soap. I love to make soap that is beneficial to all. I spent over a year developing a formulation for my cold process soap that produces a hard bar, lathers well, cleanses, and does not strip away the skins natural oils. I love to make soap that smells divine. However, I am passionate and on a quest to make my soap a work of art.

I crave color and texture in my life and it only seems natural to incorporate these into my craft. Bright, bold, vivid colors give me goose bumps. Muted calm colors relax me. Pastels make me feel warm and fuzzy. I do not require symmetry in my life and this shines through my soaps. Give me uneven, jagged, bumpy, and irregular and I am fine.

How does your craft(s) imitate you and/or your life?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Celebrate Soap It! Give Away

I feel like celebrating the "birth" of my new blog "Soap It!" and will be gifting two bars of my currently fav homemade soap "Coconut Verbena Lime". How can you win one of these bars of soap? Easy. All you have to do is post a comment to this posting and I will pick two random people who comment on the topic below:

What TOP three traits do you feel Entrepreneurs share?

This Give Away Ended Aug. 4, 2009.
Winners have been notified.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome to Soap It!

I am Brooke: wife, mother, friend, soap maker. I live in sunny Florida with my husband, two teenagers (have mercy on me), three dogs, and one crazy Siamese cat. More on the cat much later.

I love to create and usually have a handful of projects at my disposal simultaneously. For the past six plus years, my passion and labor of love is creating cold process soap. I make other bath and body products, but known in “my neck of the woods” as “The Soap Lady”. I participate at a couple of farmer markets weekly and many craft shows throughout the year. The vendor’s names are known by what they sell “The Cheese Lady, The BBQ Guy, The Orchid Lady”, and this is how I earned my name. I also have a handful of wholesale accounts. However, my journey is to open up my own little boutique. I have hurdles to overcome, but I will either jump over them or walk around them…. Either way I will move forward.

I hope through Soap It! I can share my experiences of soaping and selling with others, share my favorite online suppliers, blogs, tips, tricks and idea’s. I know I will learn from others through feedback their tips, tricks, idea’s in the soaping world. I encourage feedback and look forward to reading what you have to say.