Yesterday I had a lovely day with my daughter helping her try to get sorted for her first ever craft fair.
She has helped me at them in the past, which is not a very good training as I never did well at Craft fairs and haven't done any for some years.
But I think her soap will do well.
Since she hit her twenties she has had issues with her skin, made worse by stress and hormones! At times it has been so sore it was painful to touch and even wash her face!
So having already made some melt and pour soap, she researched what you could do with it and thinking can she make a soap that works with her skin rather than against it... She tried so many fragrance free soaps and expensive lotions and potions, which all either made it worse or dried her skin so it looked dull and flaky all of the time... After almost a year of researching and attending workshops she created a soap which is simple and moisturing. Since staring using it she's much less sore and can actually wash her face without it hurting!
Her recipe has 4 main ingredients, including shea butter to give those of us with delicate skin moisture and LUXURY! The main recipe is Fragrance free but she is making other soaps now for those with less sensitive skin.
She now has had her recipes tested and approved by a certified chemist (something which is a legal requirement) and is also a member of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers.
I am so proud of her.
She has a folksy shop http://folksy.com/shops/BuggalugBubbles but as we all know folksy is having a few problems at the moment and so the next step is to go to Craft fairs.
Her first one is on the 14th April, at The DevonPort Guildhall so if anyone is around the Plymouth area, please drop in and say hi to her.
We experimented with packaging a few sets and I think they look fabulous. I managed to sneak off with some of her new Teatree oil soap, but I have to wait a little while for it to finish curing, I am not patient so it will be tough.
She still has a lot of work to do, to be ready but as lexie ( below) is keeping an eye on her, I am sure it will be fabulous. My only regret is that I can't be there on the day to support her