I made an early start at about 6am, with a growing crowd of people, although I had mistakenly taken the stall beside the one I was meant to be at.
So I moved and then was at the right stall for the rest of the day. People had great comments and positive encouragement for my products. Especially the rose absolute oil, all people enjoyed the scent of it. And the gold glass jars were favoured and complimented by many people.
It had a good central location for the first stall! My stall be on trial for one month, then settling into a market space each Saturday. So I will be there from early on – 6am til about 3.45pm – each Saturday but not in an exact location for a little while.
I arrived on foot, after staying overnight at a nice place in the city. The usual way I will arrive, unless something should change or someone offers a lift. So I bring a limited range of products, which is also good because spoiling is reduced. The weather has just begun to increase in heat and humidity again, so there will be a great use for the ice bags in with the essential oils and other products to maintain the properties and quality of the volatile oils and natural products.
People can order online and pick up from the stall if local. It should not take more than a week for the products to arrive from my suppliers. Everything is in new sealed containers and fresh. I opened most of the displayed products to show people the feel, how to use them, the scents. If you want something quicker, I can arrange express shipping to me from the supplier and also to you to receive within a few days!
I was using a soft small handtowel in a jug with some water to wipe my hands during the Treat demonstrations and after handling products. A little girl was screaming with a fever a few stalls behind me, and the water was still cool from the springwater bottle, so I took the wet towel to her mother who had to be persuaded to use it to cool her down. She was saying her child was having a tantrum. I told her it can lead to brain damage if untreated – and heat stroke. The little girl needed it, only after a few seconds the mother handed it back to me and it was warm from her boiling fever. I had trained in first aid in 1998, for Green Corps work in the Blue Mountains, NSW. We trained in the course before we commenced physical labour and outdoor work. Also as a bonding, for the new group getting to know each other sort of thing.
I used my newly learnt knowledge one week after the course, when doing a similar thing, giving first aid to a 2 year old boy with infant convulsions – with a fever that is not managed by the body until they are about 4 years old because they have yet to fully develop their sweat glands. Thats what I recall being told.
So I was glad to help even in a small way. She stopped screaming and calmed down as she was held by her mother. I think thats the important thing, touch for a child is showing love when it is in the form of hugs and non sexual.