We all know I LOVE handmade soap :) So when Pink Parchment Soaps agreed to a feature/give away I was thrilled! Trish has beautiful soaps. Take a look -
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am from Michigan. I was born and raised here. The one thing I like about Michigan is that we have rain, snow, ice and some really beautiful days. Fall in Michigan is so beautiful!
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
Several years ago, we were on vacation in North Carolina and stopped in a small soap shop. They made the most beautiful soap we had ever seen. We also thought, oh these will make wonderful gifts for both my husband’s mother and my mother – both of whom are incredibly difficult to buy for! With both mother’s day and birthdays right around the corner, we stocked up. Once we returned to Michigan, I happened to get a flyer from a local college and they were offering soap-making classes. I took the class, and voila, we were hooked.
*What do you like about being a seller?
My favorite thing about being a seller is all the interesting people you meet. Etsy has such a wide variety of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. I’d love to be able to meet everyone in person!
*Do you have a favorite scent?
Currently my favorites are peppermint and pink grapefruit. Both have such a refreshing smell and I love the invigorating cooling sensation of peppermint.
*What do you do when you’re not making soap? What activities do you enjoy?
In the winter I can be found reading books. Currently I’m reading about the art of perfume making and aromatherapy. In the summer, I love to be outside working in the garden. I have to admit that I am not a very good gardener, but I do enjoy it.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Cucumber Melon soap! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this soap and it never, ever comes out looking the same. It always smells great, just never looks the same. I actually have over 25 pages of notes that have exact measurements, colorants, pouring temperature, temperature inside the house, outside the house, humidity level etc. It’s my current challenge…
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
We have both twitter - http://twitter.com/pinkparchment
and facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Troy/Pink-Parchment-Soaps/207600585330?ref=ts
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive their choice of one Body Butter and two Bars of Soap from the shop!!
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!