September 13, 2018

Some of my product world heroes. In case they can inspire you, too.


These are people who have inspired me during my soaping and product journey and I cannot recommend their books/YouTube channels/shops/minds enough. I know they have also inspired many others and I just...

September 9, 2018

Product Development Process

I use a gradual progression, so at each stage both my client and I know what we have created so far, what needs to be done to improve or change it, and how much is being spent on the process.

Initial Meeting

Typically, anywhere from ½ hour to 2...

September 9, 2018

I do my same spiel at the first meeting with a client, so I decided to write it down. And, if I had to sum it all up in one article, this would be it.

1. Start out simple. While some of us think up a concept and are instantly flooded with combinations and colours and pr...

August 17, 2018

Today, I finished a year's study in a very specialised area. 

Almost a year ago, the Labour party was running for NZ's government. One of our new Prime Minister's discussion points was the legalisation of medical marijuana in New Zealand. As a herbalist and a membe...

August 13, 2018

I say cleansing. The pressure on me right now is immense. This blog is purely procrastination.

You see, I joined a New Zealand De-stash group on Facebook and posted that I had a lot of stuff to get rid of. That turned out to be an understatement and it turns out I have...