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Finding Your Cup of Tea

Updated: May 10, 2023

In other words, finding what makes you, well you. There is only one you, this should help you figure out what makes you special, if you don't already know.

Welcome to my very first blog post. I guess it's only fitting that we discuss how I got to this place of creating skin care products for the world to enjoy and critique and how I knew that this was my "cup of tea".

Humble Beginnings

If you ask most people that decided to make soap, I bet 90% will tell you that it was because someone that they hold dear to their hearts had some sort of skin condition. I am not exempt. My oldest son, Memphis, had eczema as a baby and my grandmother told me that I should make him some soap instead of using the prescribed cream and she gave me a refresher course in how to do it. That was a humbling experience. I don't think that in 2020 we know how good and easy we have it. The process of making soap for her included ashes from wood, rain water, and lard from a recently slaughtered pig. It smelled of animal fat, obviously, but it could be used to wash your clothes and your body. I did some research and came up with a simple goat milk soap for my baby that transformed his skin to ebony radiance! From then, I was hooked.

Earlier Signs

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a secretary because I got to play with office supplies. As I got a little older I wanted to be a Chemical Engineer then an Architect, I am actually an Accountant. I know, it's a far cry from where I started but somewhere along the line some hard decisions were made that lead me to my chosen 9 to 5. But let's explore why I wanted to become a Chemical Engineer. I have always mixed different things together to try and achieve a desired outcome. For example, I remember getting fussed at as a child because I took my mothers Queen Helene Coco Butter and mixed it with Jergans Cherry Blossom lotion. I even went as far as to heat up the lotion by putting it on top of the light bulb in my lamp because when heated it was more fluid. I did this because the coco butter kept me moisturized longer but I preferred the Cherry Blossom fragrance. Additionally, I excelled in math and science, so it just made sense.

How to Tell It's For You

In closing, the best way for you to know if you've found "your cup of tea" is this; with an exception to drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships, if you find yourself parting from it but always somehow going back, it's for you. If you dream about it and daydream about it, it's for you. If you are at peace and it's not a chore and comes naturally, then its for you. Creating soap, body butter, bath salts and teas, etc is that for me. I was in the zone as a little girl creating my super lotions and as an adult, I'm in my happy space. The most satisfying feeling is having an idea turn into something that exceeds all expectations. But you have to take the first step.


Peace and Blessings,

Jessica Clyburn

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