Greetings from sunny, warm Alabama. It is warm here, like walking into a hot yet damp blanket every time you step outside.
The Alabama Soap Meeting (day one) was fun, professionally run and all the attendees are (super duper!) warm and welcoming.
The program had a good mix of demonstrations – M&P Cupcakes, Soapless Facial Cleanser, and a fun “15 minutes of Fame” segment with soap stamping, shrink wrapping and cutting soap. The soap cupcakes came out perfectly. Karen used mica to make faux-sprinkles.
Beth H. did a great job job showing us how to use some serious arm muscle and mica to make the stamps really pop! on the soap.
Dianne from Dearly Yours brought a special Coconut Macadamia Sea Salt Scrub (scented with Cucumber Melon) for me. The scrub has a melt and pour Cucumber on top. The soap slice is a sophisticated touch.
Along the way, there were some baby kittens found outside and adopted. They are called “Bubbles” and “Soapy.” They were very small (albeit flea-ridden) and seemed happy to be held and bottle-fed. They’re the mascots of the show!
We finished the night in Debbie’s (TrueSoap’s Debbie) room, “snorting soap” (her quote, not mine) and talking fragrance and business.