Wattle Garden was born in 2020, shortly after my baby boy was. As a first time mother I wasn’t expecting to spend so much time breastfeeding and being a human pillow to my napping son, although I thoroughly enjoyed the cuddles I certainly missed being productive.
As a laid in bed one night smelling the relaxing aromas of essential oils waft from the diffuser the homemade essential oil soap idea hit me. It was far from anything I knew after spending the past 10 years working in the hospitality industry but I spent countless hours researching everything I needed to know about soap making (it was definitely more scientific and more difficult than I expected it to be!).
I continued to research, order supplies and build my brand while stuck under my little sleeping man. I soon got to work making my first batches of soap in my kitchen and eagerly awaited them to cure while enjoying the amazing smells filling our home. I’ve always had sensitive skin and many commercial products cause me irritation, I’ve always preferred to use natural options where possible so it is exciting for me to produce my own natural products that will nourish the body and actually be beneficial rather than irritating and full of synthetic fragrances!
And now here we are, I’m ready to share my homemade products with you all and I hope you enjoy using them as much as I have enjoyed making them. It’s a dream come true to be able to be a stay at home mum while also running my own business so thank you for all the support, Love Sam xo