Prep now for winter and holidays

It’s time to think about winter and the holiday season! Soon we’ll be having the opportunity to market our products at craft shows geared toward the holidays. Let’s make sure you’re ready!

It is especially important to get soaps made now so they have adequate time to cure before being wrapped and marketed.

Start making a plan for the things you want to make this holiday season and the materials you need for those projects.

A great place to begin is taking an inventory of supplies already on hand. Avoid ordering duplicates and make sure none of your oils has gone rancid.

So what can you make now that will be ready to offer for sale soon? Lotions and creams, lip balms, bath salts and bombs, shower steamers, soap (needs 6-8 weeks of cure time), salves – really, anything you can think of!

One thing to keep in mind when crafting products months in advance is shelf life. You’ll want to focus on oils with a longer shelf life and avoid oils like Refined Hemp or Grapeseed Oil.

Adding antioxidants like Vitamin E Natural or Vitamin E Acetate is a great way to extend your product’s shelf life. The usage rate is just 0.5-1%, so it’s an economical way to make things last longer.

We are also working to ship orders as quickly as possible, especially during this upcoming season. Let us know how we can assist you in prepping for this busy time of year.

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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