I would say I have been experimenting in the kitchen for at least thirty years. I began building my own recipes out of boredom for traditional meals and out of my failure to follow the directions provided in recipe books. After thirty years I still love cooking, so when my daughter told me she was making hand made body scrubs, it struck my interest. She first introduced me to her own hand made body scrubs and foot scrubs and before i knew it, she was coaching me on the health benefits of essential oils. I bought a small starter kit and “Voila!” I was born again in the kitchen. I’m not sure if she knew what she was doing, it just might have been a bi-product of her own excitement, or it could have been a strategic move on her part to engage me into helping her (she can be passively aggressive when she wants me to do something), either way it’s too late now, she turned me loose and created a scrub monster.
As a proud parent, I will say that some of my rebellion to following recipes rubbed off on her. She has become a fabulous cook in her own right and she independently crossed the line of creativity by taking her unique ideas into the world of Essential Oils. Her own line of Southern Sudds and Supreme Scrubs products are not just a pretty fragrance, they actually work. I haven’t purchased a single retail soap or skin product since the day she passed down her secrets to me. It is funny how time reverses roles. I just wish she would have come up with these products when she was five and standing on a chair helping me cook. I am now fifty-five years old and my skin is in the best condition it has ever been in my entire life.
In addition to being a proud parent of an only child, I am a happily married woman, who has two beautiful grandsons, four Corgis, three Rescues, three Grand-Pugs, and a son-in-law, all of whom have been willing test subjects at the dinner table and with our Southern Sudds products. None of the dogs or the grandsons have been hurt or injured in the making of these products, and I wish I could include my husband and son-in-law in that statement, but we had to test our products on someone. LOL, Just kidding, their masculinity may have been bruised a little when we made them test products specifically designed for the female gender, but they came out smelling nice and feeling super soft.
Anyway, after thirty-five years of working in office management for other successful companies, I now find myself working for my own daughter and having a great time doing it. She allows me to experiment and be creative in my own kitchen, and she even allowed me to pick my own title. With that being said, I guess I consider myself a “Designer” or a “Scrubologist”. LOL again, I told you I was having fun.