Portland, Oregon May 7-12, 2012. A soap convention? Really? They have a convention for everything, but how weird is that?
Can I just say...I had THE BEST TIME! What an amazing time learning, networking and filling our minds with so many ideas! This was my first soap convention, but if all else, I was in Portland! The land of water, seafood, and greenery! We had conferences all day and dinners and sponsored events at night. Each day and evening were packed full, be it classes on product or business ideas, or networking with fellow soapers. I am so overwhelmed with all of the thoughts and ideas running through my head and can't wait to share them with you!
Some of the classes I attended included an amazing chemistry lesson on clear soap with Kevin Dunn. I would give anything to take a class from him! Chemistry explained in a humorous and easy-to-understand format! LOVED this! I can't wait to try some clear soaps! The essential-oil blending class with Jade Shutes totally rocked, and I wish I would have been in her in-depth class. So many classes, so little time...
I have reconfirmed that Simply Eden and our goat milk soap and lotion products are heading in the right direction with great ideas for our current products, as well as new ones! My first big idea is for oil infusions of natural products for color! I am so excited to start experimenting with this! Stay tuned on my progress!