I have to admit, I'm a little sad today. I made the difficult decision to close my online store, Mood Salts. Now, I'm still on Etsy for the time being, but when I sell out of my product, I won't be selling bath soaks anymore, at least not online. I may still make them by request for people who request them but for me, it hasn't been as lucrative a business as I'd hoped it would be.

I have to also admit that most of it has been my fault. I've spent so much money on inventory, that marketing kind of took a back seat and so, not many sales, my friends. It's okay though because there is always a bright side even if we can't yet see it. Here's mine:

As a result of the hard work that I've put in, I realized that I don't want to have a products based business. Why? Because it ties you down to a certain location until you can hire help. To be honest, at this point in my life, I want to be more mobile and so I will concentrate on business models that will allow me the freedom to work from anywhere. Our kids are older, (10 and 11), and we want to travel extensively. I can't do that if I have to be home preparing, packing and shipping orders. Makes sense right?

We want to give our kids the life we didn't have growing up and that includes traveling. So, it's bittersweet because I absolutely LOVE my bath soaks. I make sure to use ingredients that nourish the skin, are good for you and of course products I use myself. I just wish more of you could have experienced it (Ah, le sigh).

Anyhoo, if you are interested in purchasing some of my products, my shop on Etsy is: www.etsy.com/shop/moodsalts. I hope to see you there!!!!