Who are you? We're Amanda and Sarah, roommates and business partners living in Burlington, NJ.
What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? Dragon's Den - Natural Products for Body and Soul - http://dragon06.etsy.com
What tag categories do you specialize in? Bath and Beauty, Candles
Do you create for children or adults, women or men? Our products are for all ages and sexes. Our soaps and lotions are gentle enough for children. Though the majority of our regular customers are women, we've heard lots of feedback about the popularity of our soaps with husbands!
What do you like about Etsy? We love being part of a community where we have access to fantastic handmade products. It's so important to support independent artists and crafters, and Etsy provides a very convenient way to do that. It's so much easier than hunting through markets and craft fairs. That kind of convenience means we can have handmade products as part of our everyday lives.
Where do you find inspiration for your products? The biggest inspiration would probably be nature. We try to use natural ingredients and look to nature to find healing and nourishing qualities to add to our products. Also, we'll depict scenes from nature (or nature based spiritual symbols) on our painted candles.
What do you love about your business? We love hearing back from customers, friends and family about how our products have helped them in some way. We take a lot of pride in our products, and it's so great to hear the feedback and say to each other, "Hey, we did that!"
What is your favorite product right now? Right now that would have to be the Summer Kisses scented solid lotion bars. The scent is light and sweet and the lotion is doing wonders for our dry skin.
What makes you unique at Etsy? There are many wonderful B&B and candle sellers on Etsy. We have formulated our B&B products for our own and our family's needs. We took simple recipes and expanded on them until we found what worked for us. That means you'll never find exactly the same recipes with any other seller. That doesn't make ours better or worse, but it provides important options and variety for customers. Try out products from different sellers and find what works best for you. Also, our painted candles are completely unique - the designs are created and painted by us. And there is even the option of having custom painted candles made as unique and thoughtful gifts.
What other street teams are you a member of? We're part of the Etsy Green and Clean Guild (EGCG) and the EarthPath Artisans Street Team (EAST).
What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create? You can find out more about us through our Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/craftydragon
The Dragon's Den has a wide variety of items including massage/bath oils, soaps, pure beeswax candles and even treats for your pets! These chocolate mint votives are so pretty and I'll bet anything they smell divine!