Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From New Jersey LittleOwlSoapCo

As I stated earlier this week, I am hosting another Etsy artist from New Jersey , Garden State. My new guest is LittleOwlSoapCo in which you will find hand-crafted vegan soaps and body washes. You can almost feel and smell these beauties from her lovely shop. Let read more about this wonderful artist...

S: What is your name and what is the story behind your shop’s name?

J: My name is Jen Katehos, and Little Owl Shop is named after the Athena noctua (Little Owl), was sacred to Athena, the Greek goddess of, among other things, wisdom and handicrafts. I'm half Greek, and carry a medallion in my purse with Athena on one side and the Little Owl on the other. When I needed a shop name, I looked no further.

S:How did you find Etsy and what made you join Etsy?

J: I heard of Etsy a few years back on the fabulous Knit and Tonic blog, and in 2007, I started out as a buyer. In 2009, when I started making more body wash than I could use in a decent amount of time, I realized it was time to open at Etsy shop of my own.

S: What inspires you in creating your work?

J: I'm inspired by the chemical process by which soap is made. Combining carefully measured oils, water, and lye, and observing the ingredients from a completely new substance is fascinating to me.

S: We would love to hear your daily routines if there is any.

J: I commute nearly 2 hours each way to work and back, and I do a lot of reading and planning on the train. By the time I get home, I'm exhausted, but usually have an hour or two to take care of some creative business. Then it's dinner with the hubby and time for bed. The weekends are when I get to focus on making soap and experimenting with making lotions, scrubs, and lip balms.

S:What is your favorite book?

J: This changes constantly, but the last book I read that really delighted me was "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" by Marisha Pessi. It's the kind of book I wish I'd never read so I could read it again all over for the first time. Before that, it was "The Historian" , by Elizabeth Kostova. ( Apparently, I like my books wordy.)

S: What was your last travel destination?

J: Costa Rica for my honeymoon.

S: What do you do to relax?

J: I read fiction, watch ( a lot) of HGTV, knit, and sew.

S: Do you have any suggestions to a new Etsian seller in creating and maintaining their shop?

J: I'm fairly new at this myself, but I know it is very important to reply promptly to convos and to communicate with buyers. People love knowing that you've received their order and that it's on its way.


Jen was so generous to offer any of her body wash/lotion sets from her etsy shop for her giveaway. If you want to be a lucky winner please follow the steps. It is pretty simple!

Please visit her etsy shop and post a comment under this post with the LINK of your favorite item from her shop and please don't forget to add your email address.

Please also follow my blog.

The giveaway will open to US only and will end July 8 at midnight! The winner will be chose using


NewMoonStudio said...

I enjoyed reading her interview. Thank you so much for sharing Sema!

Here is my favorite from her shop: Citrus Refresher essential oil Body Wash and Lotion Set

paper in style said...

Lovely interview. Such a great shop name and meaning behind!

I love jasmine flowers! so here's my favorite:

Simplegirl said...
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Simplegirl said...

Great way to know about the seller, nice interview. I also love the logo.
My favorite is sweet pea

Melissa said...

I follow and love the green tea and jasmine (link above). How cute -- I just love owls. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Devin said...

Nice interview. I love the meaning behind the name of the shop!

The Citrus Refresher Body Wash looks delightful :)

(ps. I follow your blog!)


Missy said...

Love the citrus refresher body wash

Julie said... I like..I already follow your blog as jelaws5 :)

The Clines said...

My favorite is here:

very married said...


This one I'd LOVE to try:

i imaging it's PERFECT for summertime!

Kristen said...

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Linda Kish said...

I like the Sweet Earth essential oil Body Wash and Lotion Set

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TiLT said...

The Sweet Earth lotion sounds awesome...

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Sarah M. said... is my favorite item, and i follow your blog

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Karen said...

I'm glad to know about this shop and the creator behind it! She has such cute packaging. Please enter me for the citrus refresher body wash - sounds good!

Egle said...

Citrus Refresher essential oil Body Wash and Lotion Set sounds amazing.


mandalarain said...

it can be so hard to find bath and body with real essential oils, and patchouli and sandalwood are two of my favorites! added this item and this seller as a favorite on etsy

jerzycat99 said...

The Sweet Earth lotion sounds awesome...
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Susan C. said...

I love citrus scents, and this looks amazing:

Pink grapefruit? YUM!

Thanks for the giveaway!

spcase at gmail dot com

AmbreRose said...

I think I am going to be a fan of the Citrus Refresher essential oil Body Lotion. A girl can never have enough lotions. ambrerose(!at)

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Anonymous said...

The Citrus Refresher! Here in Florida, we looove our citrus!

And so happy her products are vegan!

Following your blog,
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Jenny Bolech said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to try the midnight spice body lotion - the scent sounds fantastic!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Samy said...

I follow your blog :)

I love-

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Kim said...

I'm a vanilla person

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Kim said...

i now follow your blog

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PlumbPretty said...

I would love to try the green tea and jasmine body wash.