What Others are Saying

"I loved my first workshop with La Shonda so much I came back for more! I find her classes informative and fun, and I've come away from each experience with more than a few tips to help me with my own business. I'm looking forward to my next class."

Angela Carillo

Alegna Soap

I just recently attended La Shonda's soap making class on Sept 4th in East Orange, NJ and was surprised to learn about the origins of soap. It was greatly informative and wonderful to watch and participate in the step-by-step process. The best part for me was making my own fragrances...mixing and matching essentail oils and herbs...it was like being in a creative art class. There were 5 other people there and we all were having fun and connecting throughout the entire time.

Sanyu Malika Coles

Rejuvenation Holistic Healing

I was so excited to be able to participate in La Shonda's Lotion Making Workshop. Not only did she showed us how to make lotion but she gave us handouts as well. Showed us how to purchase our supplies. We had full participation on the lotionmaking process. All the ladies were thrilled to be able to pick out their favorite scents an...d try new ones.
I can't wait for the next class! Thanks La Shonda :)

Rosie Carbajal

Brooklyn Bath

I was curious about the basis of natural and healkthy products. I missed La Shonda's previous workshop in the city...NYC, of course and made it my busines to schlep out to East Orange. The workshop provided me with everything I wanted to know and more. The trip was easy, the information was professionally handled and personally, La Shonda is wonderful to be with in class. I could have stayed all day. Knowledge is a wonderful thing. Skills and knowlege is even better. I am looking forward to the next workshop.

Natalie Z Riccio


I attended the soap making course on 4th September 2010 (in east orange, New Jersey) I flew from the UK particularly for this course, I have seen excellent reviews and the course lived up to expectations.The teaching methods were second to none, La Shonda’s informal teaching methods make it easy to absorb and understand the information.The body butter/ lotion element of the class was extremely interesting and educational. This course also includes great after service, the teaching doesn’t end when the class is over, I encountered a few problems with my products several days after the class and La Shonda was happy to help me via email, providing me with a solution to my problem. I am please that I did the course; I learnt alot about natural skin care and I also made some great connections.

Char Walker


My daughter and I recently took two classes with La Shonda, beginning soap making and advanced soap making. Both of these classes were wonderful!! My daughter who is 12 cannot stop talking about how awesome they were. I think that I liked them even more. I highly recommend taking one of La Shonda's classes. She is patient and her wonderful sense of humor makes it a fun experience.

Lani Marrella-Martin