January 6, 2013
Open For Business!
It feels so good! I finally have my Etsy shop up and running! There was a great deal of planning to make the shop just the way I wanted it. I guess that's how it is with any creative project one takes on. I am so happy (and proud) to be making and selling 100% natural, vegan soaps. I always test my soaps first to make sure they meet my standards. In the beginning there were a couple bars that I did not like. Just as with baking and cooking, the soap recipes had to be adjusted. I labored over the percentages and the ingredients to make sure each recipe was perfect. My husband has proclaimed, "We never have to buy soap ever again!". That is true. But just like with art (we are both artists) we find ourselves drawn to the work of others and buy prints, pots, and paintings. Handmade soap is just like art to me; I love what I make but it will not cause the end of soap-shopping!
I may have mentioned this before but the reason I started making soap was that I loved the handmade soap I was buying at farmer's markets and festivals. For those who may not know me that well, if I find something I like I must learn to make/do it myself. A curse, maybe, but this characteristic has kept me busy and life very interesting.
One of the things I love about making soap is that it has inspired a whole bunch of other projects and products that will compliment the soap. The first product that will be available in the Etsy shop (in addition to the soap) are hand crocheted wash cloths. Other items I'm considering for the future are: ceramic soap dishes, block printed tea/hand towels, and bath pillows (to support your head while soaking in the tub).
Visit my shop at pamssoapstudio.etsy.com