Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Peace, Love & Soap Loves Word of Mouth

The coolest thing happened to me the other day at a festival. I was chatting to a college student about my products and she decided to buy herself a bar of soap for her birthday. She carefully smelled each scent putting plenty of thought into her choice. She finally made her decision and excitedly went on her way. I was really pleased that she thought that much of my products and had a nice time talking with her. A few hours later she rushed back to catch me before I packed up my stuff. She said that she'd called her Mom and told her about the soap that she'd bought and her Mom had said "is that the girl from Peace, Love & Soap? You better go back and get me a cinnamon apple swirl!" She explained to me that all the girls at her Mom's work had been raving about my soap!! She said to me with a smile on her face, "you didn't know you were famous did you?!" I absolutely did not! That really made my day to know that people were enjoying my soap enough to tell others about it. My business is growing thanks to my customers who take pride in buying from local, small business owners. My next big event is the downtown market this Saturday. I can't wait! Tomorrow I will be making soap all day...I am waiting on my lip balm containers to arrive any day now, my orders are backed up! What a Blessing...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peace, Love & Soap at Earth Fest

Peace, Love & Soap had a wonderful day at Earth Fest! It was held on the campus of Greenville Tech and the students were very into my products and how I made them. The wind was so fierce that I actually thought a couple times that my tent might become airborne, but no worries, we stayed grounded. My loofah scrubbies sold like hot cakes and I think my coconut cream lip balm is becoming a fast favorite. I made up a few "Garden Starter" kits that I thought might be good Mother's Day gifts, (I will post a picture). They seemed to get a good response so I will make more for my booth at the market. It's amazing to hear peoples' opinions about everything from pricing to signage. I like the input and take it into account when planning my events. I bought my first hierloom tomato plant of the season and Cameron can't wait to get it planted! It's called Brandywine Pink- I thought that was a pretty name. It will be the start of our organic container garden for the year. We did one last year and I couldn't believe all of the veggies we had, not to mention the fun! Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Peace, Love & Soap News

Peace, Love and Soap is finally starting to get busy, and boy am I ready! For the past few weeks I have ordered my bulk oils, had more labels printed, and started stocking for the spring. I have been busy making lots of soaps and lip balms. In addition, I have added a couple of new products to my line. My loofah scrubbies are selling like hot cakes and I am excited to debut my bath fizzies. This Tuesday I will be at the Earthfest held on the campus of Greenville Technical College. The idea of the festival is of course- reduce, reuse & recycle. I will be explaining how I keep the impact of my production and packaging low on the environment. The following Tuesday I will be at my son's school, St James Episcopal. I was very flattered to be asked to set up a table so the moms and dads might make a few Mother's Day purchases. I can't wait! The teachers have already placed many orders and spread the word about my products. One thing that I have learned in this business is that word of mouth is golden, and it goes far. I am so thankful for the people who enjoy and tell others about Peace, Love & Soap, it is a big deal! I have so much more to write, but I have to tend to my little indians.....