Part of Red Robin Farm is Red Robin Soaps, a small (very small) business I've been running for about six years. Christmas is a busy time for selling my products, and summer is somewhat busy too. I never know when the farmers' market will give me a crazy successful day, or a r e a l l y s l o w day. Regardless, I have to be ready for my customers! So I've been making soap and lotion bars this past week. If I need soap a month from now, I need to make it today because it must cure for weeks.
Saturday afternoon, I made soap.
I also made a bunch of new insect repellent lotion bars.
Today I'm making a second soap batch. I don't usually make two batches so close together, but my inventory is quite low. On Saturday a fellow crafter bought ten soap bars to put in her booth at an antique mall in another city. I'm down to probably only 20 - 25 bars of soap. My new packaging makes my soaps sell a bit faster.
Today I'm making lavender, tea tree, sandalwood, and lemongrass. The dining room table is full of soap-making paraphernalia and the house smells wonderful.