Wednesday, September 19, 2007
A New Approach
I’m trying a new approach at the farmers’ market and offering soaps by the slice instead of my standard half-round bars, and I have to say that making soap by the loaf has been a welcome change. It’s given me a chance to experiment, and to do some cold process soaps as well.
So far I’ve made wheat germ, sheep’s milk, and honey; carrot, buttermilk and honey; calendula with avocado butter; and a fresh-linen scented avocado and olive soap with pretty blue-black mica. My plan is to slice and weigh them for the customer, and then wrap them in simple brown paper before adding a pre-printed label. It’s a great way to cut down on packaging while involving the customer.
A simple approach, but one I hope they’ll enjoy.
Posted by gracefruit at 5:24 PM