I had a great time taking part in my first Condon Fall Festival as a vendor. With over 40 vendors which included crafts, clothes, food, woodwork, decorations, and more, it was a wonderful day for the whole community. There was shopping spread out through Condon’s Historic Main Street from the Memorial Hall to the Elks Lodge and down to the Historical Anderson building near Wheatland Insurance.
My parents watched my daughter and took her to the Festival where she walked away with a pretty hand-made bead bracelet, baked goods, and sweets. My husband Josh helped me manage the booth while I was giving chair massage where he was able to meet the people I grew up with and get more familiar with the faces he sees around town.
In addition to chair massage, I gave out 25 Holiday gift bags and samples that varied from my own essential oil rollers to scented candles, handmade soap, organic coconut oil and more. I think everyone enjoyed their special treat and I’ll definitely do that again next year! As Thanksgiving approaches I am thankful for my clients and the people and businesses who have supported me in my small business venture. These last few months have been very exciting for me as I gain more knowledge and experience and help as many as I can through massage therapy.
I enjoy using all-natural products with shorter ingredients lists and am really hoping to incorporate local lavender and sage essential oils to my toolbox. I have been tossing around the idea of making my own massage lotion and creams and essential oil based products and will experiment in my kitchen. In the meantime, I have been very impressed with Rose Howe’s Triple H Homestead products and recently met the maker of Gorge Wildcraft. What I like is that both make their own special products locally and are transparent with their ingredients. The cute labeling/packaging doesn’t hurt either!
As the freezing fog rolls in and the temperature drops I’m going to focus on keeping my studio warm and cozy and incorporate pine essential oil into massage for the month of December. This week I’ll be offering chair massage and a major gift certificate discount on Black Friday at Shear Beauty Hair by Alex in nearby Fossil, Oregon.