Welcome to my first blog (ever). I hope to post regularly about what I have been up to at Nature’s Mix headquarters, including my fails, my successes, new products, new ideas and anything else I think may be of interest to anyone willing to read about what I have to say.
I thought it was about time I joined in with all this social media hype and make my presence in the online world be known, as it seems that this is the way of the future.
To begin, a little about myself. Nature’s Mix was founded in 2002, before which I did not even know that soap could be made at home. A lot of research later, I realised it was possible. I have not purchased a bar of soap since.
I now love trying new additives, new fragrances etc. It then seemed like a natural progression to start trialling creams, lotions, balms and powders.
My first ever batch of soap was a basic Castile, and it was a scary event. I had never used Caustic Soda before and did not know what to expect, especially after reading all of those horror stories that seem to be everywhere. I did not own a stick blender, so it took forever to trace, stirring manually with a wooden spoon. Eventually a trace was reached. It was poured into an ice cream container, covered and put to bed and it turned out wonderfully and I have never looked back.
When Nature’s Mix was born, we could find very few suppliers. It seemed like Australia had been forgotten in the natural skincare department, this is why we also sell waxes, bases, raw materials etc.
I hope that you enjoy reading my little bits of wisdom, and until next installment enjoy where your skincare making journey takes you.