Since starting my business in late 2012, I have taught over 2100 people in face-to-face workshops in candle, soap and bath body products, in Sydney. Fascinated with scents and flavours from a young age, I gained my Diploma of Aromatherapy in 2001 and more recently in 2016, attended a Perfumery course in the south of France run by the Grasse Institute of Perfumery.
My career path is an unconventional one, beginning as a classical pianist, with degrees from Australia and the US, then becoming a lawyer in Sydney and Singapore, with a return to music before starting this business. Throughout this time, my love of baking, and curiosity about ingredients (edible and non-edible) has intensified, which has led me into making soaps and cosmetics from scratch.
I use quality natural and organic ingredients, such as essential oils, natural clays and luxurious butters to create my products, as well as fragrances, colours and ingredients that are non-toxic and safe for cosmetic purposes. Everything I make is designed to be multi-sensory, appealing to our senses of sight, touch and smell, and is something that I like to use myself.
In addition to running workshops, I had a shop in the Dymocks building for a few years, and have sold my products in a variety of settings. These include wholesale for DFS Galleria in The Rocks, retail pop-ups in Chatswood Chase, and in West Elm furniture store. I currently run a limited number of workshops from home and work on collaborations, while enjoying a busy family life, food, wine and Pilates. There's plenty more I'd like to do, but all in good time...