Fall Show season

September 21, 2017 Marian Munro

Fall Show season

As farmers markets wrap up the end of October, there is some overlap with the Craft Shows. September sees Lodestone Soap Co. taking part in a collective of crafts from Halifax County at the Hants County Ex. This 250+ year old agricultural fair is one of the province's largest. Horses rule! Runs from Sept. 16-18 and Sept. 23-25. Details here.   The next big show for Lodestone is Windfall Artisan and Craft Fair in Antigonish. Over 2 days, Sept. 23 and 24, this juried show offers the best of Atlantic Canada at St. FX University. It is Lodestone Soap's first...

Packaging for presentation and handling

April 29, 2017 Marian Munro

I am loving my new soap-boxes. They allow the products to stay fresher longer, reduce the fragrance throw (important at shows) and stack well on my display units.


April 10, 2017 Marian Munro


Finally, I am happy with my new kraft boxes and my rendered cigar band. The boxes fold flat and can be returned for $.10 credit. Made of 100% recycled materials too, in Canada.   In February I introduced my new business card. We are now ready for the bigger shows with about 1000 bars made in advance.     Next month watch for new product releases. We are testing now.

2017 - A Year Of Change

December 30, 2016 Marian Munro

Personally, I get to retire within the next 12 months. Which month is undetermined. The store is receiving a complete make over: new colours, new products and a new business name. After a year of ad hoc decision-making, it is time to strategize for growth. The market season and holiday craft shows were very busy. There are now too many to consider all of them. So it's time to pick and choose which ones to attend. The rebranding will affect that decision. In the meantime, it is the eve of New Year's Eve and that time when we all think...

Busy Market Season and Now the Holiday Markets

October 19, 2016 Marian Munro

Archana Soap Co will be there with 20+ varieties of soapy goodness.