Janice McKinney of Amelia Soap & Herb Company has been making soaps for 16 years years. She creates goats milk and glycerin soaps as well as balms, salves, lotions, and kits for various skin types. Her specialty soaps for gardeners and kitchen folks clean and comfort worn out hands with little bits of pumice, aloe, and even coffee. Her handcrafted products are perfect go-to gifts at totally reasonable prices. I got her rosemary-peppermint lip balm as a gift last year, and I am still loving it! Her lavender laundry sachets and organic catnip cat toys make great gifts, especially for fastidious cats.
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1. What is the name of your business, and what do you sell?
The Amelia Soap and Herb Co. We sell fine home made Shea Butter and Goats Milk Soaps, herbal and lavender products.
2. What’s your most popular item, and why do you think it’s such a hit?
Our soaps are made with fine organic oils and essential, and organic essential oils, the bars are 6 oz. and the last a long time.
3. How long have you been in business? What is something that would surprise people about what you do?
I have been in the soap business for 16 years, I was a jeweler before that, and worked with silver and gold.
4. What other market vendors do you trade with or buy from?
Walnut Hill Farm, I get my goats milk from Goats are Us. Country Side bakery.
5. Describe your typical market Saturday:
I’m in the bottom part of the market, I get there at 6:30 and set up. I’m usually ready to go at 7:30. I get a cup of coffee and walk around and visit other vendors. I then get ready for business. I love to spend time with my customers. It makes for a great day.