I recently pampered myself with a very special soap all the way from Blue Rocks, Flinders Island. It was a huge bar with an attractive label that read: Lemongrass & Sea Lettuce. What made it even more special was that I had met the soap maker.
Kath Dallas: Blue Rocks Soaps
Kath Dallas lives on a secluded property a few kilometres north of Whitemark on Flinders Island. Blue Rocks is a magical name for an address but if you blinked you would miss it. On reading some history, it amazed me that Blue Rocks once had a small school.
This Blue Rocks soap ‘factory’ is nothing like a Reckitt & Colman operation. No, it’s a one woman show in the kitchen and laundry of a quaint house where every bit of space in the bedroom is used for storage. Each room had the delightful smell of the unprocessed natural ingredients and from the boxes of neatly stacked completed soaps.
Kath is handy on a computer too. She has set up documents for printing the unique labels that fully describe the ingredients and the benefits. She has also set up a website for promotion and mail order of Blue Rocks Soaps. I have already decided that Kath Dallas is never going to make a million but, with the help of Think Tasmania, we’re going to have a go at rewarding her in a way that she deserves.
Roger Findlay spends all his holidays in Tasmania, then writes about the experience for Think Tasmania. If you’d like Roger to visit you in the name of research (so we can publish information about your business) please contact us.