I’m wondering how observant my readers are. I updated my blogger profile so that it better reflects what I’m all about these days. Did anyone notice a very interesting (at least I think it is) addition? Take a look to the left and pay special attention to the “running a soap business” part. Yup. The Mister and I are starting up a handmade, all natural soap making business. It’s been in the works for some time and it’s been really hard keeping it a secret, lol. We wanted to wait until we were just about ready to open shop before we said anything. I didn’t want to jinx it.
Last night we popped out our first bit of inventory out of our soap mold. It was a very exciting moment. We’ve been experimenting with recipes, additives, scents, etc., for a while so it wasn’t our first batch but it is our first batch that is sellable. It still has to cure for four weeks so we’re not “open for business” just yet. But we’re SO CLOSE!! Jennifer S. is going in on our business with us because she has a lot of experience operating a business and buying and selling. She’s going to distribute our soap out on the west coast. She also has a lot of great ideas.
I’ve reserved our blog space, both on Blogger and on WordPress, and I’ve also reserved our domain space and e-mail address. Our company’s name, Coastal Natural Soap was born out of the search for an available domain name, lol. Plus, “Coastal” is a good word considering that we live on the coast and so does Jennifer (basically). Coming up with the name was, by far, the hardest part. In the beginning, I was afraid of working with the sodium hydroxide, which is necessary to make lye. Turns out, that was easier than figuring out what to call ourselves, heheh.
Anyway, other than a very select few people that are closest to us, you guys are the first to know. We’ll be giving out samples once the soap has cured. Just a heads up. ;) Everything in our soap is all natural including scents, colorants, and all additives. We’ll be using everything from cocoa powder to kelp and algae to color our soap and we only use essential oils for scents.
Our blog addresses are:
Our website is www.coastalnaturalsoap.com
There isn’t anything at any of these sites, YET, except for “coming soon” messages but you should bookmark them and subscribe to our RSS feeds so you can be kept up to date.
It’s been really fun and exciting getting to this point and I hope you will all read along and be a part of our newest adventure. Hopefully, you’ll also become loyal customers, heheh!