I haven't written a blog post for a little while so here are some updates from Green Fig HQ...
I have been making soap for 7 years now, and selling it for maybe 5, but it was only this year that I took the plunge and started to teach other people how to do it.
I'd been thinking about it for so long but just never quite got round to it. This was not because I didn't know what I was doing, or feel confident making the soap itself - I loved making soap and loved my product. I just couldn't quite get over some insecurities and what-ifs.
What if nobody signed up?
What if people didn't like the way I taught?
What is everybody actually already knows how to make soap and so I have nothing of value to teach them??!!
After a LOT of planning and writing and practising I taught my very first Introduction to Cold Process Soap workshop early this year and I LOVED it!
Even better, the people I taught loved it too. I got amazing feedback, people told their friends who then wanted to sign up, and we had so much fun.
I hadn't realised how much I'd enjoy watching other people create something, and go home with a set of entirely new skills that had come from me! The best part was people sending me photos of their soaps after they'd been taken out of the mould and cut into individual bars.
I currently have one course booked per month, (I'm still in the early stages of this and don't want to overwhelm myself!) but I am hoping to increase that. My next course is June 9th - fully booked, and the following is July 7th which still has a couple of spaces left.
My other very exciting news is that my products are now available to buy in a real life, bricks and mortar shop! I'm lucky enough to live close to Chilwell Creative Corner and as a customer of Perfectly Formed I'm so proud to say that they are now stocking Green Fig soaps.
If you're in Nottinghamshire I highly recommend dropping by and checking out all the lovely things they have on offer, you can also pick up an excellent coffee and brownie or waffle (or both, treat yourself) from Canvas & Coffee next door.
I am currently working on something a little special and very exciting, which can't be revealed just yet. Suffice to say it's going to be great...