As a one-woman show, balancing production with administrative work can be a challenge – especially through the holidays. After that storm has passed, I get to turn my energy back inwards and revisit some of my reasons for consolidating my longtime hobby with my professional career in the outdoor industry (coaching and retail) as aContinue Reading Fresh & Fair Trail Magic
Well, at least there’s one and it’s new to me. It’s a start, though! With a growing foundation partnering with regional brick and mortar retail locations to sell my product, I wanted to reach to the fringe of my network. Although I’ve worked in the outdoor and wellness retail world and attended trade shows onContinue Reading Coming soon to a trade show near you?
Craft shows and farmers markets are often full of people exposed to natural, handmade skincare for the first time. People often ask for “Chapstick” instead of lip balm, not realizing that is a specific brand name, like Kleenex instead of tissue. Since I only sell what I make, myself, I don’t resell other brands ofContinue Reading FAQ: Balm or Salve?
Here’s a moisturizing recipe that I’ve come up with as the base for a number of salves to meet everyday needs. One can modify the moisturizing or breathability quality with a slight adjustment in the ratio of waxes. A lot of skin salves and balms use beeswax because it has a very long shelf life, antiviral andContinue Reading DIY – Vegan Skin Salve Recipe – NO Beeswax!