I haven’t forgotten about sharing out the results from the June 2015 Soap Panel, promise! Some of you may know, but right in the middle of conducting this soap panel I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. I’m doing REALLY GOOD! We caught it super early…I’ve just been dealing with the diagnosis and recovering from my surgery. (I’ve been journaling throughout the whole process if you’re interested in any details – this link will take you the journal with the oldest posts first so you can read them in order.) The key thing to know is that I really am doing very well – recovering well, didn’t need chemo or radiation, and feeling good!
I still have another surgery ahead of me later this year, but it’s (almost) time to get back to soap making! This weekend, I’ll be reviewing all the survey responses again (to refresh my memory) and summarizing those to share with you. Here at home, we’re testing the first trial formulations for the first product line (whoop whoop!) and I’m ready to start the next test batch with some modifications; and revisiting my product launch checklist to readjust the schedule. While the product/company launch has been delayed, I still have a goal of at least a soft launch with some products in time for the holidays.
I’ll also be announcing the new company name soon – just waiting for my wonderful graphic designer husband to get me at least a temporary logo to use for all my social media presences. (He’s been a little per-occupied, too. 😉 )