Sunday, March 29, 2009

2nd Annual Georgia Springfling Soaping Conference.

It's been a long time since the last time I posted, and I couldn't pass up this opportunity to let you all know what a wonderful time I had attending the 2nd Annual Georgia Springfling Soaping Conference this past Saturday. The day was filled with a wealth of information, swaps, door prizes (everyone at least got 3 items a piece), and alot of friendship.

This year guest speaker was Donna Marie the creative mind behind the Indie Beauty Network, Indie Business Radio and of Indie Shopping TV. Although I was running late getting to the conference I did manage to catch some of Donna Marie's presentation "Enjoy Your Life! Build Your Business! Have Your Way!" She spoke about finding that passion that we had when we first started making soap or candles and use it to push us forward during these economic times. The love that we have for our craft can be seen in our products which in turn is communicated to our customers when we sell the product. She gave the example of an customer who buys candles from a local store chain. Although they may be able to get a candle cheaper, do they get the same customer service, or the one on one attention of the owner and maker of that candle?

I would like to thank Linda @ Mitchell Creations for allowing me to use her camera to take a pic with Donna Marie and for sending it to me!!

Other speakers at the conference included Tammy "The Mud Queen (tm)" Doering. She spoke about the benefits of using products from the Dead Sea and the natural healing qualities that Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud has on our skin. She ended her presentation by making a mineral peel that can reduce aging lines on the face. Which is a natural alternative to Microdermabrasion. Kelly Bloom of Southern Soapers reviewed the FDA regulations for packaging cosmetics and soaps. She also provided a demonstration on how we can color our scrubs and bathbombs with the new Soapalooza (tm) colorants without the fear of leaving behind a colorful trail (lol)!! Paula Kates of PJ Soaps showed us how to layer M&P soaps in a mold without having the colors bleed between layers. She demonstrated her technique by creating this bar for us...the bar looks so beautiful in person. Sindy from Sinfully Sweet Soaps showed us how to make a Massage Candle (She also put her time and energy to making this conference a success). Teresa Davis showed us how to build a surfactant formula to make a nice antibacterial foam or hand soap foam. A whipped soap demonstration was provided by Darlene English.

As you can see we were provided with a wealth of information. Along the way I was able to meet alot of my soaping buddies that I've met online but only knew them by their "username." I had a pleasure of meeting alot of new faces. I personally can't wait for the next time we meet again!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

An New Year = New Year's Resolutions

I love the start of an New Year? The start of an New Year, symbolizes to me "turning over a new leaf." An New Year gives you the chance to start over, whether it's losing weight, going back to school, starting your own business or just taking time out for yourself. What ever that change might be, remember that your change should be for the better. It should always be something to improve or enhance your lifestyle.

Alot of people see the start of the New Year, to make resolutions of things that they hope to change for the upcoming year. I personally call mine lifestyle changes, as they are things that I would like to change in my life. No matter what we may call them, how many of us stick to these resolutions or lifestyle changes? Instead of making these resolutions for the whole year try doing it for 3 months, setting your resolutions for an smaller timeframe may be easier to reach then setting them for an year. Whatever your resolution or lifestyle change may be, always remember even if you fall off you can always get back up and pickup where you left off.

Let the year 2009 be your year, where your resolutions are fulfilled. Find yourself an theme song that gets your creative gears moving (I personally love, I'm Coming Out-by Diana Ross) or create an slogan that drives you to fulfill your goals. These may sound corny but here are some of my own slogans for 2009 "On My Grind for 09," or how about "My Turn to Shine in 09." These are corny lines indeed...but I think you get the point ;-)

Until next time,


Monday, December 8, 2008


Hello all, I've been MIA the past few months as I've been busy trying to get my site up ( In the past month, I have gotton my logo and banners redone. I am also learning more and more about marketing Cozy Aromas online and offline. Hopefully, I can really start using this blog to my advantage and communicate with you all on an consistant bases. I am adding my banner and logo to this blog for you all to see, feel free to leave comments good or bad, and feel free to visit my site (, although it's an work in progress I am dillegently trying to get it together. While you're there feel free to sign up for my newsletter to be the first one to know of our Grand Opening, upcoming sales, and new products.

Until next time,


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The First Day of Fall

It's official, yesterday was the "First day of Fall" for the year of 2008. Fall is my favorite season besides spring. I just love the crisp cool nights of September and October. The shedding of the leaves in bright orange, yellow and reds brings back fond memories of growing up in Ohio.

As a young child growing up in the Midwest, the first day of fall usually meant that football season was in full effect especially in Cleveland, OH. Every week consisted of watching either the Ohio State Buckeyes or the Cleveland Browns. No matter if they won or lost it was just nice to watch the game, eat an bratwurst and have a good time. The beginning of fall also meant that crisp cool nights would soon began and that the summer was fading away. For most, the begining of fall meant the beginning of the Holiday Season. Many will begin to decide what their little ones will be wearing on Halloween night or finalizing travel plans for Thanksgiving.

This year I want to make sure my sons experience Fall, the way I did as an young child growing up in Ohio. This year we will pick out our own pumpkin to make homemade pumpkin seeds and maybe enjoy an night at Stone Mountain park during their Pumpkin Festival. No matter how you and your family celebrate the Fall Season, make sure it's one that will create memories of an lifetime and have fun!!!!

Product Pics coming soon in the following fragrances:

Chocolate Orange Soap
Pumpkin Souffle Candle
Pumpkin Brulee Soap
Warm Apple Pie

Sunday, September 7, 2008

To Blog or Not To Blog?

I've been going back and forth with this question for the past 3 months or so and I finally decided to make that big step to the world of Blogging.

My main reason for blogging is to have an outlet to showcase my products. It's been over a year and I have yet to finish my business website. I realize that a year is a long time but to be honest, I didn't realize how hard it would be to formulate wordings and capture pictures that would set my products apart from others.

So I've decided to blog until I finally "get it together" and get out of this "writer's block," I will blog my adventures, (soap and candle adventures), among other things and maybe the words will come together to get my site done. Afterall, I do need to post something meaningful in this blog, right? ;-)

I hope not to bore you all to death, and I hope to keep the topics interesting. Any questions, feedback, or suggestions are welcome, I'll try my best to respond to all, as time allows and eventually I'll open up my website but until then I will be an "self-proclaimed" Blogger ;-)

BTW, If you would like to take on the challenge of helping me with my site feel free to leave me an post.

Until next time....