We are in the midst of the holiday season and things have been picking up slowly but surely. Last year about this time we were up until the wee hours of the morning filling orders and restocking products. This year is different, largely due to us being better prepared, but also due to folks not shopping like they have in the past. Even though we are currently experiencing a 30% decrease in sales, we are still blessed and fortunate to have sales rolling in on a daily basis. So this gives us hope that things will eventually turn around for the good of ALL.
We wanted to make you aware of what our thoughts are for our product line in 2012. We have been at this since 2005 and have offered a large array of products to see what our niche was. Thankfully, our favorite product, handmade soap, is the staple for our business. They are the reason we are able to stay afloat. With that said, we will be expanding our soap line to include an additional 5 scents that will be part of our regular rotation. We will continue to offer limited edition soaps that cater to the season and/or holiday.
Moisturizers will remain the same, we think. We have really been contemplating on bringing back our Olive & Honey lotion. If we decide to bring it back it will come in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
Our Hair Care line will expand. We have been testing and tweaking formulas for a Leave in Conditioner/Hair Lotion and a Liquid Shampoo. The shampoo has been tested forever and is ready to be made in larger batches. Now the Leave in Conditioner/Hair Lotion is perfect the way it is as far as defining curls, adding sheen and conditioning. The only problem that we have with it is it is too thin to go in spray bottles and squirt out instead of stream out and too thin for bottles with a pump where it comes out nice and creamy. So we are still tweaking to get it just right. The most important thing is the combination of ingredients is PERFECT. We have been thinking about a water-based hair butter too, but to me that is more so on the same lines as a hair lotion….still pondering. Not sure if we will do the hair butter or not, but the other products will be available the 2nd quarter of the New Year.
Foot Care will expand also. We will be reintroducing our foot soak, foot scrub and nite-time repair cream, but with a twist. We plan to have these products available the first quarter of the New Year, which will be just in time to start getting your tootsies right for sandal season.
That is all for now, until next time
Be Blessed and Safe