St. Louis MO and Southern Illinois areas
What's up with that, I wonder?
Has St. Louis now become the handmade soap capitol of the world? Hmmmm...
I am that soap making seems like a "dream job" to most folks, and many days it really is. Listening to great music in my studio and playing in the soap is fabulous. Feels like a big ol' hobby on those days...
But running a handmade soap business involves a lot of work.... much of which has nothing to do with the actual MAKING of SOAP!
Marketing, promoting, planning, social media, website maintenance, photography, accounting, retail presence, wholesale, etc., etc., etc.
I am glad that I was blissfully ignorant of the time spent NOT making soap when I started out. Sort of like not relaying all the gory details of labor and delivery to a woman in her first trimester....they'll find out soon enough for themselves! 😉