Even though I have been making soap every week, it's not enough.
So , I am doubling my production line to accommodate supply and demand. Instead of making new soaps, I need to make my regulars that my customers are already using. I've mentioned the soap before and how I am so passionate about it.
Bittersweet has been manufacturing soap now for almost 10 years. Some might think after that amount of time a person might get tired or burnt out from doing the same thing. Not even! In fact, probably the exact opposite. I love what I do and consider it a blessing from God.
Each time I make soap, it's an unique experience. A soulful, peaceful feeling of making something that is truly extraordinary. A beautiful soul soothing experience. It keeps me in sink with my creative side.
Maybe that's why after ten years, it continues to be the most popular item. Each time a customer picks up a bar of my soap, they somehow experience the passion associated with it. Like it's rubbed off on each bar. I know that sounds kind of weird, but I really have noticed this so often.
Grant it, some people could care less about what kind of soap they lather up with. They would just as soon purchase such a hum drum necessity at Walmart or Target and that's OK with me but.....
I recently stopped by Target, which let me say , I love Target just like you gals, but here's a point. You know the "dollar area" in Targets? I saw some of the prettiest soap packaging ever on the shelves in the dollar area. The two bars of soap were wrapped in beautiful pastel pink paper and tied with a satin ribbon. As I picked them up I thought to myself, such packaging and only one dollar, what a deal! Then I read the ingredients. Oh my, oh my! That's all I'm going to say.
My point.... Most people picked up that beautifully wrapped soap just as I, and thought this is great, I can get two beautiful bars of
soap for one little buck, not even caring what's inside the beautiful packaging. Of course I couldn't miss 'Made In China'. What a double bummer. I was disappointed and sad.
Ahh, packaging....Very Important. I'll go into that later.....For now....
My next point.... Nothing personal, but I'm getting more and more disappointed each time I pick up an item and on the bottom, 'Made In China.
Is it me? Am I purchasing more stuff, and it's just a coincidence that more and more I see this popular Verbal Noun? Why doesn't it say made in California or made in Missouri? I wish I could see more of that! Unfortunately, I don't believe that is going to happen any time soon, but I am entitled to my wishful thinking. Thank GOD! I am also thankful that I live in this country and am proud to be an American! A proud American Soap Making Woman that is.....
Jill 00(Two hugs are better than none)