Behind the Scenes - Soap Kitchen Tour

soap kitchen This is it! This is the main area of our soap kitchen. It was designed with the help of our contractor who did an excellent job building everything for me. (if you need a recommendation in Northern VA, I'll send you his info!)

I still need a few more shelves to help control all of the oils I use. You see those brown bottles on the shelves and the far right counter? Those are our fragrances and essential oils. Once you start collecting them....it is very hard to stop!

We've almost had this new kitchen a year now. I'm learning what works and what needs a bit more improving. You can never have enough lights and I'm in desperate need of a paper towel dispenser. Details, right? I'd also like some of those shock absorbing mats they use in professional kitchens. A few hours of standing on tile and you feel it in your back!

Next time I'll show you our soon-to-be-built shelves in the drying room. My husband is supposed to be making them for me as my birthday present. My birthday was in September...Maybe I'll get them by December? I hope. I really don't want to learn how to build shelves.

Behind the Scenes

This past Friday was a little different that usual. Instead of relying on my photograph skills, which are rather unique, all of our soaps, scrubs, lip balms, and a few new products made their way over to a professional photo studio! Luckily on this sleeting, icy, rainy and in vernal no good weather day, our photographers just happened to be in our neighborhood. The 30 second drive was speedy. IMG_7140

It was fantastic seeing our soaps in a totally different light. Plus, how awesome is it that this felt like a model photo shoot! Do you see how the camera is connect straight to the laptop! We were able to make adjustments as we went and tried out several different angles.


I can't wait until we get our final photos back. Everything, from the website to promotional materials will be getting a rather needed facelift.


If you want to see some adorable photos, check out our photographers, Matt & Erika Photography. Plus, when you decide to do a photo shoot with them, you can pop on by for a soap class!