The Soap Cabin

Little Fox Market

And….relax

Well, the Christmas rush is finally over for us here at The Soap Cabin, so we can kind of relax now until it all starts again next year! It has been a crazy few weeks getting our stock ready for the Christmas fairs and Rebel Pebble, as well as all the orders that started to trickle through website. We sold out of a few of our popular items, such as Lemongrass & Lime soap, the body butters and our new Soothing Skin Balm, which has been very popular among eczema sufferers.

As we have been able to slow down a bit, we managed to get along to the Rickmansworth Christmas Evening and the fabulous Carols by Batchworth Lock, which were lots of fun, and it’s great when you spot familiar faces around town. The Soap Cabin Christmas Meal took place this year at The Pennsylvanian in Rickmansworth…again. We also managed to get some Wooden Soap Cutting guide blocks made by the skilled Barry Lawrence of Crafty Ideas (a Little Fox regular) so that we can start to cut our soaps straight (!) and more evenly… Time to start booking in next year’s markets.

We hope you have a great Christmas and see you in 2015!

October Markets

First we attended our regular Little Fox Market at St Mary’s Church Centre in Rickmansworth on Saturday 4th October for fun in the…rain. Although it was bustling early on and we chatted with customers and saw many familiar faces, the rain settled in and soon the afternoon was very quiet. However, it was a fun and friendly day, and we got to debut our skin oil and skin balm.

 

 

Our next event was the following Saturday morning at Watersmeet Theatre in ‘Ricky’ for the annual Rickmansworth Society Autumn Market, which has been going for about 30 years.

The event was introduced by a town crier (Hear ye!) and then the Chairman of Three Rivers District Council and finally Miss Rickmansworth and her attendants. When we arrived, we realised we were right over by the stage in a really dark corner, so we had to nip out and grab some emergency LED lights to illuminate our products. It was a busy event, with lots of people wandering through and it was great to speak to so many people at the stall about skin complaints, particularly eczema, which seems to be plaguing a lot of people in this changeable season. From this, about 4 people purchased our new Soothing Skin Balm, which I was really pleased about. Of course there are some who are extremely cautious about trying a new product on irritated skin, and perhaps prefer to rely on prescription creams only, but I did my best to reassure them that the product is completely natural and gentle enough to use on the face (which I had done that morning) if they wanted to try something natural to calm the itch.

 

 

All in all, it has been a good month!

Holidays and such

Back from holiday and time to start making! I’ve been hugely inspired once again by the places I visited in Cornwall, including Newquay, Fowey, Padstow and Mevagissey. The week ended with an amazing outdoor performance of Charles Dickens ‘Great Expectations’ at the cliff side Minack Theatre. “What larks!” Well worth a visit!

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So today I am getting started on making bath melts, which we haven’t done for a little while.

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These will be available shortly at Rebel Pebble and Little Fox Market in October along with some skin oils and hopefully a body balm for eczema prone skins like mine! 🙂

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