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Monday, March 2, 2015

Life Changes

Sometimes this blog is about soaps sometimes its about my life sometimes its a mix of both.
Those of you you that read this blog and know me on a personal level will know that i have had a lot of changes in my life in the last few years, firstly i brought a home out of town with my husband of 20 years, we happily moved in and life was good, then i opened a shop where i made and sold my soaps and for a while i was extremely happy, i was set on a path i thought i wanted, then 18 months ago everything changed....
I closed the doors to my shop, ended my marriage and moved away, stopped making soaps and started a brand new life...

I am really happy with the choices i have made and whilst friends and family members were quick to judge me and the choices i made they don't realize that i AM extremely happy, for the first time in what seemed like forever i was in control of my everyday life it was strange unusual and very difficult to adjust at first being responsible for myself cooking and cleaning and doing everything on my own but i liked it.

This life is MY life its brand new and full of opportunities, yes i may have lost all my old friends and a few family along the way, but i made all new friends these people have been supportive and are not judge-mental,when i left my old life i took nothing with me, i left behind every single thing i owned, so starting again has been very hard indeed, but i don't measure the happiness in my life with trinkets and possessions so i don't need those things any longer.
Living in a new town was hard at first but now its home...

I still make a little soap and in the last 18 months i have taught a few friends to make soap but for me its not the same anymore, i don't have the passion for it i used to have when i make soaps now it just brings back memories of a life i used to have painful memories.

So with a a sadness in my heart i have decided to officially end soap making, unofficially i have been out of the soap making life style for 18 months now all the soaps i have been making were to teach others, so all the soaps you have seen since then were a product of my teaching them. From now on the website is officially no longer mine it is now going to be run by 3 lovely friends of mine that have a passion for soap making, in the last 2 years i have been teaching them everything i know about soap making, and so after many months of discussions and shared recipes and ideas we have come up with a selection of soaps that will stay true to the concept i started out with when i started making soaps all those years ago. The old soaps sensations website will shortly be updated with their range of soaps, a name change and then that's all for me...from time to time i'll still make soaps as i could never go back to the toxic store brought varieties...

This blog will still showcase all the beautiful soap creations that are being made the only difference is that the creations will be theirs and not mine although i imagine that from time to time they will still ask me for advice and help from my part of the country.
Bye for now...


  1. Very sorry to see you go. Good luck.

  2. good for you! You have to do what makes you happy.

  3. ..."life is too short to wake up with regrets"...good on you!