Like many, I take time at the end of each year to take stock of the year that is finishing and make some plans for the upcoming year.
2011 was an exciting year for me. It was my third year of learning how to make my own skin care products. I started the year by tackling liquid soap. By December, I had added liquid soap, melt and pour soaps, lotion, serums, lip gloss and night oil to my repertoire of products! It was such a lot of fun learning and experimenting with different ingredients all through the year. Much of that experimentation was focused on natural hair care, a front that I’m still working on. Not only have I managed to get rid of many potentially harmful ingredients that were in my household and daily routine, I have also been able to share this with friends and family.
It was particularly exciting to start Au Naturel Essence and to set up this blog, which I did mid-year. Through this blog, I have connected with others who I would never have met otherwise and I’ve also found a way to share my journey with you all. It also allowed me to take my first set of orders for Christmas this year.
Truly, 2011 was an exciting year and I’m so grateful for all of the things I was able to accomplish.
As always, I’m excited for the new year. I can’t wait to continue my experiments and expand my line of products further. Look for more soaps of all kinds, a return of the hand balm, and more bath products. I know there will be even more that I haven’t even contemplated yet. I’ll be sure to share it with you when I get there!
Best wishes you all for the new year!