January 4, 2012


Handmade Soap Coach
January 4, 2012


We have seen one year out and ushered a new year in. We have no control ove the time in the past nor with the time we wasted but we do have control over the time we have left in this life.

What great plans have you set to take place in 2012? I have set a few for myself as well as from my business. One being to offer more new classes in this new year. Coming new in February will be a soy candlemaking class and facial skin care classes. So be sure to check back on the website for new classes through out the year. My wish your you this New Year is a year of peace, hope, prosperity and love.


To help us jumpstart the new year on Saturday, January 14th at 1:30 EST we will meet simultaneously with other Indies across the nation in various locations. This will be a prime opportunity for us to meet our fellow Indies in the NJ and hopefull make some new alliances where we can support each other throughout the year.

Our meetup will be held at the Pooka Boutique owned by Dawn Fitch in Orange, NJ. We have time to peruse her shop and see what cool items she has for sale as well as meet and greet with each other as we chat over some tea and other lite fare.

Be sure to RSVP on the New Jersey Meetup site and let us know you will be there. I can’t wait to meet you all!

NEW at the BLOG

New Year – New Agreement

Date Night!

Featured Student – Susan Ng

Indie CruiseINDIE CRUISE 2012

February 25 – March 1, 2012

Looking to get away and map out some goals for 2012? How about having other peer entrepreneurs there helping to mastermind those goals into great action steps. Then you don’t want to miss this premier business trip of the year. I attended the first one this year and it has changed my life.

For more information about the cruise click here.

Read my blog post about my experience from Indie Cruise 2011.




Classes will be held at 15 S. Essex Avenue, Orange, NJ.

Coming from NYC? Take the Morris/Essex train from Penn Station to the Hoboken or Newark Penn Station change trains to the Orange Station. Then take a quick walk around the corner to the boutique.

For a full list of current class offerings check the class calendar.

Intro to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Essential Oil Blending

Soapmaking Intensive

Soy Candlemaking

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Interested in having the Handmade Soap Coach at your organization? Looking for an activity for your next Ladies Night? Request more information to coach@handmadesoapcoach.com.



“Thanks for offering an awesome class yesterday La Shonda! You shared a lot of info and we made a lot of soap with a large group. …and you did all really smoothly and with a great sense of fun, organization and purpose! You rock!” ~ Jo Anne Kelly Richards (student at NY Open Center 03/21/11)We love to hear how you have benefited from attending a Handmade Soap Coach class or workshop.
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