I got started making soap 8 or 9 years ago. My mom loved fragrances and taught me the importance of taking care of one’s skin. She said by age 30, people should be regularly using a moisturizer. Did I mention she’s the first “Amelia” …. and that’s my middle name?
I am passionate about what I do. It’s important to me that I make great products, ones that are the best quality they can be. In products that stay on one’s skin, I am fussy (fanatic?) about keeping them all natural whenever possible. I love to know about the many oils and butters that Mother Earth gives us! In soaps, I enjoy using a high percentage of shea butter as it makes the bars harder and more emollient. When something I make helps someone, it truly makes my day!
Why did you choose to be on a team?
The people on SAFEteam care deeply about doing things correctly and that is important to me too. So it seemed like the perfect fit. We also care about and help each other. I love all my friends here and would enjoy getting together with them in person!!
My parents and family! My dad always worked hard and had me working with him when I was 14 years old, part-time of course and in the summers. My husband works hard also and so do our children.
My mom was an inspiration too --- she was very hard of hearing when I was born. Her sisters always told her the babies were so good because she couldn’t hear them cry! She read lips so well that most people didn’t realize she had a problem. From them, I learned my work ethic and my values! It’s a fortunate person who has positive role models.