For a very long time I've been drawn to anything having to do with herbs... growing, cooking and creating with them. Since I became interested in gardening as a young wife (with our first home) and started growing things from seeds (because it was what I could afford) I have always had herbs in my garden. Even before that while I took some massage therapy courses I also dabbled in arometherapy.
So as I began soul searching for a new sense of direction recently, I wanted to use what has already been established in my life. My gardens and love for all things creamy and herbal. And so soap!
I have been dabbling and trying out recipes and combinations. I have done oodles of research on packaging ideas, labels, ingredients, formulas, suppliers and such. And finally, now it is time for
a place to be, my own studio.
In the place our office now resides there is the potential for a new place to create! Tucked conveniently between our kitchen and potager is a room that has struggled to find her best purpose until now!
Here are some of the items I plan to use:
2 lovely stainless steel tables in the middle with caster wheels, shelves below &
mismatched stools all around
(I wish I had a photo but they aren't set up yet)
a chandelier from pottery barn glowing prettily overhead
simple open shelving above with mixing utensils, jars & the like
(no toaster but the rest can stay!)
Not only are soaps pretty but they are oh so practical too! I am looking forward to getting set up so that I have more space to work in. Just another month or two and we should be able to move some things around and create the space I'm dreaming of! Not only do I plan on working in the studio but I also look forward to the day when I can pass on what I have learned in some workshops. I would love to teach young women just starting out in life not only the practical skill of soap making but also some of the concepts of entreprenuership too. I love being part of our community which is a small farming town.