Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Prairie Oak Artisan first rented space from a dentist, where we carried fragrant soaps to hide the medicinal smells of our landlord. Now that we have our own lovely building, we would not need fragrance in the shop, but we have a few regular customers who ask for it. And it is nice to walk into a space that smells nice!
But I have not had the best of luck with soap vendors. One quit selling soap to specialize in soap making supplies and others have become too successful selling it themselves to deal with small orders from others. When our family was visiting our oldest son at college, we went to the Tucson Farmers' Market where we found this vendor, who agreed to ship to me. He even came up with a special wrapping for us! My favorite is Lemongrass, but now that it is fall, the Pumpkin Spice is appealing to me.