10 Year Birthday Milestone!
Today is a special day - a milestone in our company history since we have reached our 10th Birthday!
It's amazing to think that The Natural Soapworks began 10 years ago, with the aim of selling a few bars of soap to local people who were suffering from uncomfortable itchy eczema. We started small, in a tiny studio at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge and launched a handful of soaps and bath bombs in very basic packaging, using limited equipment and only opening at weekends. We were both working full time and it was very tough to try and run a small business at the same time. We still joke that the Soapworks was the hobby that got out of hand - but then soap making is addictive!
But joking aside it was a real labour of love, that was based on extensive research, using proven natural skincare ingredients to create unique handmade cosmetic products. The business had to be ethical: from it's natural cruelty-free ingredients, to it's low environmental impact manufacturing methods and recyclable packaging. Products had to deliver and give good value for money too! So we built up a range of lovely natural products, listened to our Stourbridge customers and always tried to do the right thing. The Natroma skincare range came along in 2008, and expansion at the Ruskin Glass Centre finally allowed us to build our treatment room so we could continue to be practicing holistic therapists was we began to operate the business full time.
Since then there have been quite a few bumps in the road but 10 years on, we're still in business - quite an achievement these days! We know it's down to the products (which still sell themselves), and the loyalty of our lovely customers who have come to trust us and our products. We love the fact that our gentle goats milk soaps and skincare ranges have helped so many people who have sensitive skin or eczema.
Yesterday we held a birthday event in our Stourbridge shop and felt very humbled by the many kind words and positive feedback we received about our soaps and skincare products. It was a lovely day so thank you to everyone who found the time to attend.
So on our 10th Birthday we'd like to say thank you to everyone who has purchased our products for your ongoing support and very valued custom! It's been a pleasure helping you and advising on natural skincare and aromatherapy, and we hope to be around for at least another 10 years!