Behind the Scenes: The Art on Our Labels

Behind the Scenes

One of the things I love most about some of our products is the packaging. Which is really saying something, because we put a ton of focus into the more important things, like the ingredients we use and actual product quality. The packaging is really just kind of the pretty bow that finishes that the whole deal, but a lot of the time for us it means something much more. For example, each of our soap boxes, little shopping bags, and business cards don't come to us from the printers, but are hand stamped by the same people who made...

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Evolution of a Soap Business

Behind the Scenes

Sentio wasn't always Sentio. Our business has known other forms and even operated a couple of different store fronts as we've grown, shifted, and most importantly, taken shape. It's been a little like excavation- small pieces coming to the surface to stay, as other bits get chipped and dusted away. It's not unlike how an actual human grows, taking on certain qualities and shedding others, streamlining their essence, growing closer to what they'll become. And much like with people, I think it's something that's never really finished.

Sometimes going through old photos is a little like going through...

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Wine Walk in the Broadway Historic District

Behind the Scenes Community

Today we got to go visit with some neighbors about an upcoming event in our neighborhood. Before moving here, if someone would have said the words "neighborhood meeting" I probably would have thought "Um... wow. That sounds... Home Owners Association-y." I love engaging with people, but I'm bad at upper class snobbery. Thankfully, we've encountered nothing of the sort. We had a lot of fun today, as we have on a few other occasions now, and have discovered that many of our fellow residents are exactly the kind of people we'd like to hang out with... Open minded and considerate, kind, from a variety...

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What's Up, Buttercup? New Items In Stock

Behind the Scenes Free Stuff Products

Come check out two really cool new things now available in person and in the online store...

We were super excited to debut our new Potion Mixing Lab last week! It works like this: We start with a blend of skin-loving and deep moisturizing organic oils. This is our unscented perfume base. Then you bring it to life by choosing which fragrances you'd like to combine into your own custom aroma. Naturally, all the beautifully strange standbys are available: Good Witch, Bad Witch, Cat Lady, Fresh Cut Grass, Old Book Smell, Unicorn... you get the idea. And there are some more "normal"...

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Do It Anyway

Behind the Scenes Things That Matter

Look, sometimes inspiration just doesn't happen. You set out with the best of intentions to create something amazing. Or maybe even just good. Some days it's enough to simply be able to say "I did a good job", and let that be your gold star. But even "good" isn't happening today. You don't know why. You planned ahead, you cleared your schedule, you have all your supplies. You even brought healthy snacks. Snacks! Your muse has run off and your brain has got nothing.

 

We've all been there, and if you're reading this right now because you're there...

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