Craft Cafe Artisan Chat - Mountain Scentaments

Craft Cafe Artisan Interview - Mountain Scentaments

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Meet Julia Laughlin from Mountain Scentaments

♥ Please tell us about yourself:
I am a mother of a wonderful supportive teenage son and have a very supportive husband.  I have been a crafter my entire life.  I when I was young, I made ceramics and painted shirts with my mother.  My sister also taught me to make beautiful candles.  Crafting has always been a part of my life.
Years ago, I started making candles because I could never find the right fragrance at the store, or the candles I bought were just horrible.  Either I could not smell the candles, or they would burn so fast with lots of wasted wax let over.  I decided I could do better with making my own candles.  When I discovered wooden wicks I fell in love.  I just love the crackle they make, much like the wood burning fireplace my grandma had in my wonderful childhood memories.
My soap making started as an effort to make better and more natural skin care for me and my family.  I found out quickly I could make more than we could use or give away to friends and family due to the pure joy I had making soap.  I found soap making really sparked that creativity from my younger years.  The versatility of making soap seems endless.  I make everything from beer soap, salt soap, pet soap (I can’t forget the furry family), artisan soap, and felted soap.  When I discovered felting I wondered where this craft has been all my life.  I just love felting and with local sheep farmers around don’t be surprised to see more felted items soon!

♥ How long have you been in business?
Mountain Scentaments has officially been in business for 3 years.

♥ Please describe your business:
I hand craft wood wicked candles, soy wax melts, car fresheners and soap

♥ Tell us what inspires you:
All things handmade.  Nothing satisfies me more than using a product made with my own hands.

♥ Please share with others, your best marketing techniques:
Local Farmer’s Markets, Craft Shows and  Facebook.

♥ What do you love most about your business?
It allows me to fund my crafting desire.

♥ Please tell us why have chosen Craft CafĂ© as a venue for your business?
I have participated in Sampler Village in the past and I really love the crafting community Traci has built.  I really feel like I am in large crafting family!

♥ What advice can you give for crafters/artisans just starting out?
Don’t give up and if you craft candles and soap remember testing, testing and more testing is a must to make the best products.

♥ Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I would love to be able to open up a store in my town.

♥ Lastly, would you like to offer our readers a special or coupon code for your Craft Cafe shop?
Please use coupon code FALL12 during checkout at my  Craft Cafe Shop - exp. 11/24.2012

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We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Julia for all her love and support.

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