There are many great things about running a small business. One unexpected delight is the camaraderie I experience with other entrepreneurs.
I met Emma Heathcote-James from the Little Soap Company at a mentoring event and we discovered we had a lot in common. Both of our businesses share the aim of producing artisan luxury, British products using natural, traditional methods and ingredients.
We also both enjoy the odd glass of wine, which led to a discussion about how the long hours of running a start up can take a toll on one’s skin. And the lightbulb moment! Why not combine the natural richness of Moorish Smoked Humous ingredients; with rapeseed oil, rich tahini and hormone-boosting chickpeas with Emma’s luxury green beauty expertise?!
The next day I visited Emma’s wonderful inventing workshop. She talked me through her green beauty facemask recipe. We discovered that we barely needed to change the recipe, as the oatmeal which provides exfoliation could be replaced with crushed chickpeas.
I tried it out of course and even my husband admitted my skin was particularly glowing. After leaving on for 5 minutes then washing off gently with tepid water; the sweet scent of garlic with musty smoked undertones smelt temptingly delicious and only a little lingering.
On sale through www.lovemoorish.co.uk/humousonmyface from today; costing £6.50 for 150ml.
About the Little Soap Company: Emma develops her artisan soap products, sought after by all the leading supermarkets, including Waitrose customers and surprisingly, dogs (there’s a special “Little Beast” pet shampoo bar) all in her idyllic Cotswold-based workshop in the village of Broadway; where she even helps customers create their very own scented bars, lotions and potions in group or individual courses at their Little Soap School. Emma can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01386 853 025.