It has been a busy summer so far! Farmer’s market season here in upstate NY is well under way. It has been fun so far, though surprisingly exhausting! I didn’t think attending an outdoor market once a week could wear me out, but by the time I get home I’m so tired I fall asleep on the couch. I think part of it is that I am spending so much time outdoors and whether it is cold or hot outside (both of which rotate turns up here in the summer near the Adirondacks) wear me out.
I enjoy the experience though. I have learned so much! I know when to push a sale, when to shut up, when to ask a question, and even when it’s best just to smile and nod and give a cheery wave. I have also become more confident with my soaps and am more willing to talk about it. Seems like basic, simple stuff, I know, but still I feel like I have learned so much. This summer has been going by way too fast!
I also have created a few new soaps that have been quite a hit. I created a Cucumber and Aloe soap using cucumber puree and aloe juice. Such a gentle, cleansing soap and so bubbly! I have already pretty much sold out of my first batch and will be making a new batch that should be available in August.
To view a video of the making of my Cucumber and Aloe soap, please visit my youtube channel, GVSoapCo or click here.
Here’s a pic of the cut Cucumber & Aloe soap. It’s not the best lighting since I took it at night. Usually I take some pics on a white background in natural light, but these sold quickly enough before I could do that and list them on etsy. Yay!