Still lots going on here at Alkamy and yet another late night blog as I try to maintain that elusive work-life balance. When someone finally finds that, do let me know!
I was very pleased to hear that some of you that you got Alkamy candles for Mother’s Day gifts, which in turn made my Mother’s Day! Hope that you got to relax with them for at least a little while!
Lots of new product development taking place right now. I am expanding the size range of the existing candles, so you can enjoy your candles for longer - so lots of test burning taking place. I have also been working on Reed Diffusers and have been testing them out in various rooms of my own house in each of the fragrances. You enter to the porch to the scent of Fig and Orange, move into the hallway with the Limited Edition Spring Equinox, into the lounge to find Black Pomegranate and finally into the living room where White Pomegranate working it’s magic! They are certainly working hard to keep my home smelling lovely 24 hours a day. Although a few of you were able to purchase them on pre-order, they will be added to the website very soon and will also be available in Meander Gifts at Halo in Whitley Bay too. They are perfect to keep the fragrance of your favourite candles going long after the flames have been extinguished!
Some of you tried out the new Hand and Body Cream for me and once I have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the required t’s, it too should be available very soon - so for those of you asking for it - you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer now.
I have been talking to several new suppliers with a view to prototyping a new candle to add to the range and I am really looking forward to starting my experiments with that. I hope that, when they are finally available, that you will be as excited about them as I am.
I also met with someone from UK Trade and Investment today to discuss importing into Europe - so plenty more work their to keep me busy for a while yet.
And finally, closer to home, I have been working with another local business, Boo Boo and Ted to get some merchandising items made - they have some excellent ideas and excellent products for sale at their own shop in Whitley Bay - check them out if you haven’t already.
So I think that is all for now! Oh, well that and we are currently revising the website and all of our packaging - but that is for another day I think!
P.S. Check out the animated video on our Facebook page - and let us know what your favourite fragrance is!
Well here we are, 1st of March already - could it really be?
Lots been happening here on the Alkamy Mothership. There is a new hand and body cream off to the Cosmetic Chemist as we speak to have the product safety assessed. As soon as I have that, it can be registered for sale in the EU and I will let you know when it is available for purchase. Many thanks to those of you who tested it for me and thanks for the feedback.
On top of that I have been developing and testing some new candle fragrances. A new limited edition spring fragrance is going through testing as we speak and I have mixed a few new fragrances one of which will be chosen and added to the collection. Again, a few of you having been helping me out with test burning so thank you so much for that - it has been especially useful since I completely lost my sense of smell for a couple of weeks - not ideal in this line of work.
Finally, reed diffusers are also going to be tested this week - so hopefully they will be available to purchase very soon - I will keep you updated.
Alkamy will also be attending the Mad March Artisan Fair in Hexham this coming Sunday (8th March), so I will be looking forward to taking the products back out on the road! If you can make it along, come and say hi!
Take care all.