Monday, February 20, 2012

The Three Sisters

Well here we are.  The three of us.  Ages 3, 4, 5, and one of my most favorite photo's of the three of us.  I think one of the hardest things was trying to come up with a set logo for our soaps.  No one I've seen is using an actual photo, maybe I am taking this approach differently.  But I like it.  It does say three sisters.  This was taken in 1965.

We will be incorporating our photo into our products, which hasn't happened yet.  I've got an idea about using other photo's too that will make some great soap labels. 

I am re-evaluating the soap line as I write this.  My first endevor with making soap goes back to around 1995.  I mentioned in another blog how I got so involved with herbal soaps and homemade bath products.  I won't go into such detail here, but I would like to have the best of both worlds.  Meaning a fun side with soap like I am producing now, and a more serious side with going back to doing more herbal soaps.  I love essential oils and using infused botanicals and herbs.  So I may send a mixed message with what our soap line is all about.  I think it can work.

I am more interested in making things for mature skin.  Of course I fall into this category.  I think many women run to the drug store to buy face creams and such as my mother does.  She could spend an hour in the beauty section.  And I don't mean this disrepectfully either.  She will be 80 years old this year and she does have nice skin, some wrinkles but she has been combating them for years so I think it paid off for her.  I want a natural face cream without harsh ingredients and she will be my first tester.  She would know if it works or not trust me.

Then I am leaning towards people who suffer with skin aliments such as dermatitis or eczema, and even really dry skin.  I am not one with perfect skin by no means, so this will be a labor of love and some research, even though I already know what path I will be going in.  I have some oils I am infusing now to make a natural soap using only herbs for the skin.  I will be making up some formulas for essential oils too.  I just feel that my Gemini side of me wants to do both.  So I am pulled in many directions at the moment.  I own too many fragrance oils at the moment to just go to herbal products.  I have to try to get the fragrance oils used up.  Once that is accomplished who knows.

I will be taking some photos of my old soaps I made back years ago.  I couldn't believe I still had some.  I had put them in a cabinet in the bathroom and forgot all about them.  Found them not too long ago and thought I am just going to throw these away.  But my Gemini side reared it's head and said don't do it.  So I saved them.  I will make another post and show them, and then I can toss them.  After all these years and with all the soap I now own, I don't want to go back in time and try and use them.  This will be interesting to share to say the least. 

Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Please DON'T THROW THOSE OLD BARS AWAY!!! If you haven't already! I'll take them, and I can even pay for shipping. your work is amazing, and I have been encouraged to dabble into soap crafting because of the inspiration you provide :-)