When I started making soap years ago, I never thought about starting a business. I thought I had a really cool hobby and I was content. My children were young and I was busy with them and their activities. Then they grew up and moved away. I enjoyed my day job, but it was a job, not a career. I started making more soap and found out there were other people who had this awesome hobby. I formulated new recipes, learned new techniques, and started thinking about soap constantly. I read every book about soap making I could find. I attended Soap Conferences and soap making classes. Soon, there wasn’t a flat surface in my house except the floor that didn’t have a box of soap curing on it. It was time to put all I’d been learning to work for me.
Starting a business was, and still is, a learning experience for me. Most of the time, I go with my gut. Not a very educated way to make a decision, but it seems to work for me. In September, I’ll hit my five year mark. I still love making soap. I love my customers, most of them have become friends. I love that I’m always learning and using my mind. I love blending base oils to formulate new recipes and I love blending essential oils to create new fragrances. When I’m in my soap studio, I’m in my happy place.
Where is your happy place?
Yours in Gratitude,