Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On the Road with Reef Botanicals

This past week, Eric and I took Reef Botanicals to New Orleans for La Fete, a face and body painting convention I attend each year over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

We had an absolute blast, having fun with other artists and their significant others, attending the St. Patrick's Day parade, feeding off of each others' creativity, and going to the zoo and the aquarium.

During one class, an interesting thing happened.  Mark Reid, a master body painter from New Mexico had purchased one of our Purity soaps to clean his brushes and sponges.  He already knew that Castile soap was the best for this purpose, as it is as gentle on our expensive supplies as it is on the skin, while still being a strong cleaning agent.

The day before, Mark did a demonstration with a black body paint that's got a tendency to stain our sponges and brushes.  During the evening, he washed his supplies with our Purity, and the next day during his class, he demonstrated the result.  The new sponge that had been heavily loaded with black face paint was as clean as it was when he'd pulled it out of the package, and another sponge he washed with Purity, one that was several years old, was nearly as new-looking.

I was ecstatic to see how well it worked!


Amy @ said...

I'll have to try that next time i paint. Thanks for the great tip.

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

Wow! That is really awesome!!

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! You have also found a whole new market for yourself

jewelry by NaLa said...

Well, you know you're making a wonderful product when you surprise even yourself!! ;)

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