With some of my bases from class ready, it was time to dig in this past weekend and begin product development. It was the best kind of mess to have in the kitchen. It smelled beautiful, was rewarding and did not equate to a sugary or high calorie treat. Rather it was a treat for the senses and a soothing reward for overworked hands.
In addition to a couple of different batches of soap, a new lavender salve is ready for testing. The healing properties of lavender and calendula in this salve is sure to heal dry, cracked hands. It's made with love and hope; all one has to do is use daily. Nature will do the rest.
Packaging is always by far my favorite part of the process. Playing and fussing over the details is pure joy for me. And imaging the surprised and delighted testers receiving these is icing on the cake.