Guests staying at the Longmynd Hotel in Church Stretton have been treated to indulgent new soaps from Dragonfly Dawn.
Joy James, of Dragonfly Dawn with Lee Chapman, Proprietor of the Long Mynd Hotel
Joy James, the owner of the company, makes a range of beautiful soaps, one of which, “Shropshire Gold” is made from some Shropshire sourced ingredients.
Joy met Lee Chapman, Proprietor of the Longmynd Hotel, as a result of joining the Shropshire Hills Sustainable Business Scheme. Since last October, after being intrigued by seeing the logo promoted in another members business, Joy has had great success making business connections and increasing her client base.
Backpackers at the All Stretton YHA Bunkhouse can also enjoy Joy’s soaps and she has had interest from the National Trust in Carding Mill Valley- both also members of the scheme. Businesses in the scheme share a ‘buy local’ philosophy and look for opportunities to buy from each other.
Due to this success, and the other activities the Sustainable Business Scheme provides, Joy exclaimed that joining the scheme was “the best £25 I ever spent!”
More information about the Shropshire Hills Sustainable Business Scheme can be found on the Buy Local website: www.shropshirehills-buylocal.co.uk/sustainable.cfm.
You can have a go at making soap to Joy’s recipes by getting hold of her new book! ‘Make Your Own Soap’ has an easy step-to-step guide on how to make soap in the comfort of your own kitchen. It offers three fantastic recipes, using produce that can be locally sourced such as lavender and honey. Her book can be found online at www.how2crafts.com
Visit the Longmynd Hotel website at www.longmynd.co.uk