Some of you may know that I teach fitness classes on the side (because I don't have enough to do! ). I teach three classes per week at work as well as a 2-3 classes per month at a community centre and a YMCA. My class at work is really great and has been super supportive over the past 12ish years that I have been teaching. At this time of year, they always go way overboard and contribute to a joint gift that they give me.
Yesterday, one of my participants gave me a separate gift and asked me to open it. Much to my surprise, inside, there were a whole bunch of skin and beard care products! Even more surprising -she told me that she made them herself. I had no idea that she and her husband had started up a little side business making soaps, oils, balms, and waxes. Very cool!
She has graphic design expertise, and it really shows with the packaging. I haven't yet tried most of the products, but you can expect a review coming soon. The only thing I've tried so far was the lip balm - which, after reading the ingredients, I have decided will make a very handy tube of portable stache wax to keep in my gym bag! I need to make sure that she knows to market it this way as well!
If you want to check out her webpage, it's www.mansoap.co
This could be especially good for Canadian members to check out. The prices seem really good (the bars of soap are quite large and the tin of balm is really big) - Canadian orders over $59 ship for free.