At Homemade Days, I was asked several times whether our lip balm has SPF. We don't. I explained because that would make our lip balm enter into the drug category with FDA regulations. I came across this interesting information from My Health Daily about sunscreens and thought it was good to share because Side Door Soaps wants you to Love Your Body in every way you can: care, nourish and protect.
Homemade Days 2012
This past weekend was scorching! Temperatures around here broke records and according to my weather app the Real Feel temp said 104! There were a few severe thunderstorms that passed through that took out some trees. The weather was quite brutal outside. Unfortunately, the weather also put a damper on Homemade Days. Everyone felt the affects of the heat, not only in the air, but our pockets, too.
We didn’t do terrible but also didn’t make near what we did last year. I was so bummed! I prepared a beautiful display in hopes that people would be drawn in to check out our soap. I did overhear this one lady in my tent go on about how she loves to come see everyone’s displays; that they are so nice to look at. I felt that my hard work paid off. I went a bit overboard on spending for our display, but since displays are part of an investment in our products, I felt justified. What do you think? I really love the burlap!
I was hoping to make enough money to finally get the soap dishes I’ve been going ga-ga over, however, that purchase will be put off for a bit now. Maybe come holiday season. I am excited to report that the newest soaps did really fabulous! Summer Citrus has been a hit all around and I’m about out of Lavender Patch. I am very pleased! Surprisingly, the new lip balm flavors Ginger Lime and Tangerine Spice didn’t get any love! There were some contemplators but Peppermint Orange, the big favorite, won out each time. I think I may have to make that into soap. Not sure why I haven’t yet!
All in all, I am happy to see people love the soap. Right when everyone was closing up shop due to the show closing and the impending storm on Saturday, a woman announced “I found my soap!”. She bought five bars! I’m REALLY happy that I decided to hold out just for a few more minutes. And then I started packing up quite quickly! This show won’t deter me from next year, thankfully. I know that summer weather is finicky, and a show is a show!
Thanks to everyone who came out and showed us some love! It’s always nice to talk soap with our fans. We’ll be planning the Fall and Winter soap soon and also going to launch a Soap of the Month Club. Are you excited? We are! This was a suggestion from a friend of mine, Jeremiah, Marketing Director at Bear Mountain Lodge. Hopefully soon, you will be able to shower with Side Door Soap there! Bear Mountain is one of three lodges with a variety of wilderness suites located in absolutely beautiful Wellsboro, PA. Right up the road from us! Be sure to check this out!
Peace, Love & Soap!