As the Thanksgiving weekend draws to an end, I think of all I am grateful for.


Many of you spent time each day in November to acknowledge something you are grateful for in your lives, and so did I.  Today, however, I’d like to think about all I have to be thankful for regarding our industry.


For me, handcrafted soap and body products has afforded me many opportunities.  From creating to selling and making a business of what I love to the related positions I have taken part in and will be involved with in the future, this has been an exciting roller coaster ride–and it isn’t over!  So many of you share the same, although you may include candles in your repertoire.


Of course, I must thank our readers who have chosen to spend some of their hard earned cash to subscribe to the Saponifier and who read it faithfully, from cover to cover.  We wouldn’t exist without you and assure you that we strive to make the magazine the best publication for our industry .


Isn’t it wonderful how something as simple as an artisan soap, candle or body scrub can change a person’s life?  How has it changed yours?


So, now that December is upon us, and we rush headlong into that season called, “The Holidays,” let us continue to remember how fortunate we are to have found such an enjoyable art, whether it be a hobby or a job.


Until next time, may your days be filled with bubbles and wax,


Beth Byrne for the Saponifier

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