Time for an update! Robin is thrilled and grateful for the wild success of her GoFundMe campaign. She is working on assembling supplies and starting an Etsy shop. In the mean time, I would be so grateful if you could follow up your material generosity with some prayers for peace and encouragement as she launches this new venture!
I will keep you updated — and again, thank you so much for all of your help.
We’re looking at mid-June and the soaps I plan on having are in the list below. Yes, some did change, based on new formulations of fragrances from my fragrance supplier, Bramble Berry, and because of what I understand people preferring now. I have yet to name a few of my soaps, and you can be assured that, yes, one will have a German named. Ha! Of course!
1.) Baby Yourself soap, with yummy oils that are SO GOOD for the skin. I will be INFUSING calendula into my olive oil for this one – read for yourself why it is amazing. http://personalcaretruth.com/2011/02/calendula-in-skin-care/ I am guessing mothers of babies and people who just want a yummy for your skin soap will be buying this one.
2.) Sunshine soap with yuzu and calendula, my only soap that will have added color because it absolutely is the sunshiniest, cheeriest soap I have ever seen. I can not wait to make this one. Added color and fragrance oil.
3.) Super Gardener’s soap, loaded with good stuff. Natural clays and essential oils, calendula, coffee grounds, kelp, a SUPER amazing soap that I am excited to make. This will be a favorite, I am sure. no fragrance oils or colors.
4.) Lavender soap, a combination of lavender essential oil AND lavender fragrance oil (needed to anchor the lavender and lavender essential oil would run me about $40.00, plus shipping per 24 bar batch if I used it alone. Essential oils are expensive. I had to consider prices, even with the funds to start, for future batches. I have to be able to afford the ingredients in the future, so no point in making something super expensive now that I can not continue. 5.)
5.) 100% goat milk unscented soap, no added color or fragrance
6.) An ocean-y type soap, scented with fragrance oil, no added color. (is described on the site as “
Salty marine notes and fresh rain mingle with lily of the valley, jasmine, leafy greens, pine and musk. Experience the beautifully mastered essence of the thunder of waves crashing against the shore, the salty air in your face and the soft crunch of seashells beneath your feet. Imagine yourself at sea, with your face being lightly sprinkled with ocean spray.”
7.) Whipped shea butter that is whipped with jojoba and vitamin e and lavender essential oil. This was *extremely* popular last time I made it at the old house. I will only have a LIMITED number of these, as I am using cobalt blue glass containers that I bought several years ago from Sweetcakes, an online distributor, and they are not cheap! I believe I will have 20. Very scrumptious stuff, to be sure.