So I hope you will continue to follow along with me as we start the journey through a new decade. I started my post off with a photo of a some paperwhites (narcissus) just starting to sprout. These were given to me as a Christmas gift by a good friend. To me they are somewhat symbolic of new beginnings which is what I hope for this new decade.
Susan’s Soaps & More will be closed from Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve until Monday, December 28th. We will also be closed for New Year’s from Thursday, December 31, New Year’s Eve until Monday, January 4th.
Our Weekly Special is our 24 oz. Christmas wrapped Salt Glows and Sugar Scrubs for just $13.00 each. This is a fabulous deal and quantities are limited. In fact, some scents are already sold out. There are just a few more days for this great special.
Creating A New Soap Scent – Day 7
My bookclub had it’s annual Christmas meeting last night with lots of fun, food and laughter. I asked them if they would mind giving a critique of two new soap scents that we have been working on. They graciously agreed.
It’s testing time for our new soap scents. Monday – Tracy melted oils for the test batch. Tuesday – I figured amounts and measured the essential oils for our test batch. I made up the base soap and Tracy scented half while I scented the other half. We then poured the two different scents into …
Today everyone was back at work after the Thanksgiving holiday so I had them all smell the scent blends I had created last week. I have pretty much zeroed in on wanting to create two new scent blends – Lemon Zest and Lavender Mint. Last week I had created a number of blends that I and my staff smelled and rated. Today I had them smell the blends again and see how they had “aged” in a week.
Day 2 was spent trying a number of the blends I was interested in, tweaking them some during the initial trial and getting feedback from my employees.
My initial scent goals were a nice fresh, clean lemon scent that would be strong enough to hold up in soap and a lavender mint blend.
We have market coming up soon and of course the beginning of a new year. We received lots of feedback from our customers and potential customers via our “What’s Your Favorite Scent” survey. Ergo: it’s time to work on creating a couple of new scents.
I just put up some new Christmas items on our website. You can find them all on the new Holiday Category which is under the general Gift Category.
Thursday night we were vendors at the Dallas Farmer’s Market Hoedown which is the Friends of the Farmer’s Market largest fundraiser. It is put on in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture Go Texan program of which we are a member. If you have never attended you should make plans to be there next year as it’s a really fun party and I think in support of a good cause.