The Year in Soap: 19th Sept 2018-2019

One year.  One whole year, exactly.  My last post was on 18th September 2018, a year ago. 365 days ago.

Right, well then, erm… Hello!  Gosh, this is awkward. How’ve you been?  Sorry I didn’t write, or call, or, well, you know… I’ve missed you though. Did you ever think about me? I thought about you a lot, even considered typing a few words a couple of times, then decided it had been too long. Didn’t think I could just jump back in like nothing had happened. Thought you might have found someone new. It would be rude, wouldn’t it? To try to muscle in on your new blog relationships, when I’d deserted you without so much as an au revoir?

Just kidding, obviously.  I will ABSOLUTELY muscle in on your new blog relationship 😉

Yes, I’m back. I lost my blogging mojo there for a while, but with the launch of the website on the horizon, forcing me back onto my laptop to write about the benefits of a soap based facial bar, different types of solid shampoo bars and ‘about us (ain’t we just darn peachy)’ pages, I realised that I kinda miss writing.

So, a quick round up of the a last year in one paragraph. Christmas came, it was busy. January was supposed to be quiet, time for a bit of a break. It was busy.  Spring came and things picked up, and then summer just went nuts – as did I, I think. Over that time the facial bars have become really popular, and I recently launched a charcoal version.  The solid shampoo bars are also now available and are selling well – I’ll write a post all about them very soon.  I’ve also submitted the paperwork for a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CSPR) for solid conditioner bars which I’m hoping will be approved in the next few weeks, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to offer them for sale very soon.  What else?  I have a few more wholesale customers (more on them in another post), lots more retail customers AND a whizzy new Facebook Group (well, since May new) which now has almost 450 members. Join here.

I’m going to go back to weekly posting, just a round up of what’s been going on, together with ad hoc posts as and when the urge strikes. I hope you’ll forgive my absence and we can enjoy soapy stuff together just like the old days 😉

Here’s a quick pic of the charcoal facial bar in the mould – I promise to include more photos in future posts!!

Charcoal soap in the mould

Charcoal Facial Bar

 

 

8 thoughts on “The Year in Soap: 19th Sept 2018-2019

  1. Hurray and hurrah – you’re back!!! (I know, I know – I was meant to be all cool and say ‘oh, hi.’ !). It’s great to know your absence from the blogosphere was because business is booming. Looking forward to reading about your soapy adventures, the development of new products, and seeing photos – lots of photos – of your gorgeous soaps. Good luck with the website launch, and hope the assessment comes back soon enough for the conditioner to be available for Chri….you know when! x

  2. Well Hello!
    Of course the rest of us have all been blogging so well – LOL!
    Nice to have your little blog-note in my inbox today – and congrats on all your hard work paying off and growing. Must be satisfying in amongst all the busy-ness.
    My life has been taken over by the day-jobs. Not just blogging, but soaping has taken a far back seat.
    Will look forward to your weekly posts and website now.
    Best wishes,
    Sarah : )

    • Hey Sarah! I know, I know, at least you know it wasn’t you, it was me 🤣🤣🤣. I saw your photos on IG of your travels over the summer, looks like you had a great time (bar the injury, how is that?) Sorry to hear you don’t get much time to soap / blog these days 😦

  3. Welcome back to blogging Vicki, like yours my blog too is sadly lacking in posts, but reading this I may just have to jump back in there. Lorraine

  4. Your Back!! YAY!!
    I’ve missed your blogs, but also suspected what I’ve seen happen before…it seems all the people I follow that have done the “1 blog a day for 1 month challenge” – disappear. Sometimes forever!! (which seemed to happen shortly after you did it last year…coincidence?) So I don’t think I would recommend that challenge to anyone. (Although everyone has lots of other reasons too.)
    At least I’ve been able to see you on Instagram this year!
    I look forward to more of your blogs.
    Sly

    • Hahaha you know I think you may be right – it could be the curse of Blogotober! Posting every day for a month is really quite hard work, no matter how much you prepare for it. Thanks so much for still being around Sly, it really is appreciated!!

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