Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Getting A Late Start on the 2010 Year For Soap

On top of all the other projects we have going on this year with the new baby coming, homeschool, chickens, garden, landscaping, house projects and keeping up with the ever growing list of house chores, I have also decided to "re-start" our soap business. I am not really considering anything drastic right now, but there are a few things that I would like to change and add this year. Because I have misplaced my diary of formulas during the move, I will be working on editing the soap scents and colorings that have been done in the past, and figured that it is time for some new editions for the year.
Scents That Have Been Created In Past Years:
Lavender - Ylang Ylang
Lavender Oatmeal Goatmilk
Rosemary - Mint
Rosemary - Lemongrass
Orange - Eucalyptus
Lemon - Basil
Spicy Citrus Shaving
Patchouli - Lavender
Patchouli - Rose
Oat and Grain
Beer and Bay Rum
Mulled Red Wine
Christmas Pine
Almond Oatmeal
Chocolate Almond Oatmeal

Some Possible Future Soaps:
Ginger and something
Some kind of Floral
Pine Tar
Garden Herb
Pumice(or other) Scrubby soap
Sassafras(Root Beer)
Soap with sea salt and sea weed
Ocean Scent(just don't know if it is possible with just essential oils, researching now)

Future Products:
Lip Balms(Still working on formula)
Laundry Soap
Sugar(Salt) Scrubs for bath/Shower friendly cubes(less oily)
Baby Products
Body Butters
Solid Lotions
Roll-on/solid perfume
Face Masks
So with all that being said I would like input from people around me, especially if you have used my soap and products in the past. Let me know what your favorites are, if there is anything you would like changed about them, and anything that you would like to see me add in the future. Please pass this along to anyone you think would like to participate in this study. If anyone has ideas that I choose to use I will send gift products to them and also give them credit for their ideas. So be creative, but keep in mind that I will only use real essential oils so many of the "flavors" that are out there may not be able to be made by me. You can leave comments here, or send it to my email mzerangue 'at' gmail.com. All comments are welcome, anything about scent, amount of scent, packaging, etc...I look forward to your comments and ideas on making the 2010 year a special year.

1 comment:

  1. My Dad was just telling me he has already used up all the soap I got for him when y'all were here in January. He LOVES it!! I still have a little left, and will share some with him and get more from you soon.

    One thing he was asking about was an unscented soap. Besides Dad, do you think you would have a market for it? If you decide to make some, let me know, as I'd like to get him a 6-8 month supply.

    Miss you!!