It’s Friday! 

I spent a good portion of the morning fulfilling a couple of orders that came in towards the end of this week, which is great! I’ve been really keen to see the website orders pick up and it is happening when we’ve actually stepped back a lot due to packing up the flat to move (soon…hopefully next month?), so who knows what we can do once we’re settled into our new work space? Exciting times!

We’ve cancelled our place at the Chalfont fair again because it could have been in the middle of the move, but we are definitely doing the Christmas one. Can’t wait to get back into that and getting known by new customers. It’s always worth being there every time as people can get to know you and come back to see what else you have on your stall.

We now need to get making for those Christmas events!

Boxed


We are back from a lovely week in Cornwall, and this afternoon I made these gift boxes using some funky templates I found. What do you think? 

I think I will use them on our stalls that we will have on the weekends running up to Christmas. I know, it seems early, but it’s time to get cracking on Christmas prep!

We will also be relocating in a few weeks (not far from where we are now) and are making up boxes for another purpose (!) so we will need time to sort ourselves out in our new home before the Christmas fun begins!… 

The Balm I Made on Friday 

Melted ingredients poured
After setting

I made a one-off skin balm for a friend of mine as per request. They’re not currently available on the website, but they usually come in a 50ml tin and will hopefully be back later in the year… The skin balm is full of natural goodness to help dry, damaged or eczema prone skin. Also makes a great balm for lips or feet, or all over!

Productive Friday 

Today I’ve been catching up with some Soap Cabin admin tasks and now I need to make a bespoke order for a friend. Always best to get all your ingredients and utensils ready before beginning!

Re-use, Recycle

_20170721_112512Here at The Soap Cabin, we care about the environment and try to re-use and recycle where we can. As well as using recycled labels, boxes and shredded paper, we also hang on to any packaging we get through deliveries of supplies, such as cardboard boxes and jiffy bags, and use this again for packaging up orders to send out to customers. I recently bought a portable tap dance practice board for home (my main hobby!) and the box contained SO MUCH bubble wrap, so I have kept all of it to use for sending out orders! It saves us buying bubble wrap (not sure I have ever had to buy any), and it also stops it going straight in the bin.

I was thinking about our body butter tins recently. Once you’ve finished with it, what do you do with it? Well, why not wash it out and re-purpose it?

  • Refill it with another product
  • Use it for storing jewellery, buttons, pins, stationery
  • Use it to store sweeties
  • Make a candle and set it in the tin
  • Turn it into a gift for someone else
  • (Or, we are happy to take back your empties if you are coming to one of our craft markets)
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