After more than 10 years of creating, growing, and ultimately selling my online business manufacturing fragrance lamps and oil, candles, and other synthetically-scented products, I became interested in the therapeutic benefits of using pure essential oils. I had so many questions! I wanted to have confidence that the products and information I passed on to my clients was based upon referenced data from experts in the industry… and so began my journey. In June 2017, I completed the 250-hour Certificate in Professional Aromatherapy program through Sedona Aromatherapie and have achieved the designation of Certified Aromatherapist.
Ralphie & Me
As a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), I have the opportunity to attend monthly educational webinars presented by respected members of the industry. I recently listened to a wonderful presentation on skin care by Rose Chard of Your Body Needs. She mentioned during the presentation that if she had to choose just one facial cleanser, it would be goat milk soap. I was inspired to try it, and instantly fell in love with it’s gentle yet thorough cleansing.
I started hand-pouring goat milk soap for my own use, and before long was making it for family and friends. Soon I branched out and began using beautiful molds, experimenting with color and hand painting. Today, soapmaking has become my second job (I work full time in the family business), and I’m keeping busy with my soap creations, selling retail and wholesale.