My husband Ken and I live on our property in Taree located in the lush Manning Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Believe it or not my brother Leo (also known as Harry) introduced me to handmade soap. He was selling the handmade soap at a local market and after attending it I was hooked. The biggest issue I had was getting Ken onside with another one of my great ideas!
Initially I only sold the vegetable oil soap that was made elsewhere but I always felt unsatisfied when I had to say we didn't make it.
After receiving a number of enquiries about goat's milk soap Ken and I attended a soap making class. We then equipped ourselves with what felt like enough soap making supplies to clean up Australia and our very first batch of goat's milk soap called Lavpatch was created.
I couldn't wait to take it to the market but then I didn't want to sell it in case it wasn't good enough. What a daunting situation to be in while introducing our beautiful soap to the world, of course we were biased, it sold like hot cakes and the feedback we received was supportive and encouraging.
The comments we receive range from, "Wow it looks good enough to eat, " to " I could smell it as soon as I got here". My customers started calling me "The Soap Lady" which validates what I do and my all time favourite comment is "Thank goodness you are here I only came to the market to get my soap."
We have since expanded to include stockists and an online shop. Whether you are in Taree, Forster or anywhere else on the Mid North Coast we can supply to you. Our online shop is convenient, affordable and ships Australia-wide.