I still cant believe that i ‘created’ this skincare range from scratch. Ha – amazing how quickly we forget the hard work! Bit like how quickly we forget those early days with a newborn – the sleep deprived fog, and limping from one day to the next in milk stained clothes with birds nest hair. Still got the hair mind you…….
But i DID put a LOT of work into these products. It took me around 12 months to perfect the wash bar recipe itself. A little more of this, a little less of that……I wanted more bubbles……i wanted a creamier lather……i wanted to leave my son’s skin with a very light layer of shea butter. I spent hour after hour in the studio practising and making batch after batch – just to get it right.
I wanted exact dimensions for the bar too. It had to be a certain circumferance so that it would fit neatly into the palm of my hand. I wanted my logo in the bar – i think it makes it look like a beautiful little shell. So i crafted prototypes in clay. Each prototype by hand. Each with a hand carved ‘swirl’. I sanded and dusted and smoothed each clay piece until it was perfect.
And then the mould. I poured liquid silicone over the clay pieces and created a unique, bespoke, one-of-a-kind mould for my one-of-a-kind wash bars.
You wont find this bar, this combination of ingredients, in this size, in this shape, with this design, anywhere else…….anywhere. Yes, i’m quite proud of that. And isnt my son a really lucky boy?
I did it all for him.