You may (or may not!) have wondered why things have been quiet in our Pentland Garden the past few months. Actually that couldn’t be further from the truth – it’s been quite bonkers.
I’d always fancied a go at soapmaking and lockdown brought with it a whole heap of extra time with nowhere to go so the perfect opportunity. I started with soap but quickly moved on to candles, diffusers, and many other products.
It’s a completely absorbing end to end process from creating the fragrance combinations using essential oils (and sometimes fragrance oils in candles and diffusers) right through to the properties of the products and the end look and feel. Even better I can use things from te garden in these natural handmade products – for example I’ve used rose petals in a wild rose soap and mint in a dead sea salt exfoliating scrub.
What started as a lockdown hobby has now grown arms and legs and I’ve just launched Pentland Aromatics. I’m not fully legal to sell all of my products yet – I need to get my soaps and skincare products certified first but I’m well on the well.
2020 may have been an insane and tough year for most of us but I’m really looking forward to properly launching the new venture and of course growing more plants and flowers that can be used in my creations – exciting times!