* This post is written by a guest blogger - it is not sponsored. *
AYL is known for encouraging and enabling people with disabilities to achieve a brighter future, whether they require physical or mental support. It’s for these reasons that I'm excited to work alongside AYL to support more people in learning how to participate in workshops via the Blind Soapmaker!
Established in 2015, the Blind Soapmaker is dedicated to making luxury bath products such as soaps, bath bombs, hand creams and body gels. Every product is designed and created by hand in Durham, using only the very best ingredients and fragrances, along with a level of passion, empathy and quality control that is unique to the brand. This is because I am blind - but instead of letting my vision impairment hinder my abilities, I’ve been able to contribute to business and society.
“Blind people are very aware of the scent and feel of a product, so my products are made to smell and feel great - not just in the minute you take them out of their wrapper but throughout the time in which you use them.”
During the lockdown, life would have been boring if it weren’t for my business, the Blind Soapmaker. Due to my blindness, I can never work alone but that doesn’t mean that I need to give up my sense of independence. By creating my bath products, I feel that I have accessed my own life. I have value, a presence in society because I make a difference in people’s lives.
As we know, soap is now an essential household item during the Coronavirus pandemic - why not have some fun yourself and make your own bespoke soaps? Click on the link below if you would like to see what your soap making kit, starting from £11.99, will contain and what the finished products could look like.
(Use discount code ‘access’ for 15% off!)