It’s gardening time in North America.
Spring trees and flowers are blooming and even in the coldest areas, perennials are popping up out of the ground. Have you ever thought about planting a soap garden?
Read, How Does Your Garden Grow? A Soapmaker’s Garden, by Beth Byrne, and then tell us what you’re growing or planning to grow in your soap garden.
In a completely unrelated topic, what do wars have to do with soap and candlemakers? Quite a bit, actually, if you sell them. Tamara Dourney explains in, Remembering the Post-War Era why and how the various war efforts affected the economy in the past, and speculates on the possibilities that may take place once the current war that the US is involved in is over. Prosperity or doom? While the outcome is yet to be determined, you can prepare and position yourself for either scenario.
On the formulator’s front. . . a natural preservative, how many of us wouldn’t want something all natural for our lotions and creams? Does one exist? Erica Pence gives us the low-down in her article, The Great Debate: Is There a Natural Preservative? Not surprisingly, the jury is largely still out regarding the new, natural preservatives, but we do get to read about some of them.
Denise Marks gets our wheels turning in, Spin for Success. In an entertaining way, she teaches us about business and life, helping us to overcome failures and obstacles while taking advantage of our good ideas. Be sure to read this one if you haven’t already.
Until next time, happy bubbles and wax as you spin your way through life!