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Running a Small Business During Covid - An Open Letter to my Customers

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Running a Small Business During Covid - An Open Letter to my Customers

Dear Friends,   I haven't posted a blog in some time, mostly because I have been rather busy in the studio, but also because this has been an unexpected time for family to reconnect, to have dinners together again, to go back to all of those things that I have genuinely missed. It has also been a time to battle hardship together. It seems that some businesses, like some families, have flourished during this trying time of Covid, but some have suffered irreparable damage. I have felt for and supported all of those businesses that I can, like many of...

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What Wellness Means to me Now

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What Wellness Means to me Now

I haven't blogged here in a while, probably because I became less interested in writing about product ingredients and much more interested in telling stories. As women, we relate to stories, and sometimes we even learn from them. It all comes down to connections. There are some amazing synchronicities that happen when we are following the right path, but I'll get back to that. Last weekend I took a quick weekend trip with my mom and my sister to an Inn by the ocean. We are getting back to these trips now that I have opened time in my life to do...

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Gratitude - Giving Back

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Gratitude - Giving Back

It has always been my intention to grow my little business so that I could help other women by giving back. This is the first year I have achieved enough of my goals to make this happen. I chose Gratitude Soap as the product that would help me to give back to my community this year. This soap allows me to use the ends of my soap bars (that might otherwise be wasted) to create colorful balls of soap that decorate a brand new product: Gratitude Soap. It is lemon-scented and luxurious, but it's also just ....fun, creamy lathery --...

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

I've always been a tea lover, from the moment I set foot in England during a family trip when I was twelve-years-old, I was hooked. In fact, I'm enjoying a cup of tea as I write this blog! Now that you know the inspiration for my Balancing Act Soap in white tea, ginger and mint, you can follow along as I make it and cut it. It's a particularly large batch as this is a popular soap here at Second Spring Naturals, but I can still manage a lovely tea green drop swirl that appears to dance in and out...

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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

Soap making, much like life, requires a bit of trouble shooting sometimes. We can plan in detail, have a vivid image of a final product in mind and then one little surprise takes us for a spin. If there is one thing I have learned in the nearly five years I have been in business, it's to roll with it and just keep going. So, today I had a little trouble with a very large batch of soap, but I was determined to do two things: 1. not lose the soap bath and 2. video the process, even if it...

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