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Small business grows from hobby shared by mother and daughter | Business

Peter Pan and the Lost Boys were never fans of washing up but the J.M. Barrie characters home of NeverNeverLand inspired the name for a homemade bath products business.

Kim Dahlke of Waterloo said her daughter, Ashley Rife, was a huge “Peter Pan” fan prompting the pair to name their small business Second Star Bath and Beauty.

During the months of March and April, at the start of Wisconsin’s initial shut-down due to the pandemic, Rife was looking for a new project to take on.

“We like to try different crafty things,” said 48-year-old Dahlke.

Rife began looking at recipes for making soap, bath salts and lotions.

“Ashley really did all the legwork,” Dahlke said.

The pair started making glycerin soap, which Dahlke said is fairly easy to create. She said people can purchase a glycerin block, which contains all of the basic elements needed to create soap. After the

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