A born and bred Londoner, Jo has made successful careers as a Fitness Instructor, Integrative Therapeutic Therapist, Life Coach and Relationship Trainer.
Nowadays she lives in Norfolk, enjoying family life, playing with her grandchildren and going for long walks in the countryside and North Norfolk Coast with hubby and best friend, John.
My passion and excitement for making quality natural and organic skincare products started out as a hobby. The whole creative process from concept to formulating something delicious for skin was addictive and rewarding. Using nature's ingredients helped my skin appear hydrated and nourished.
I lost a few age spots and my skin looked genuinely brighter. I also felt an increased sense of well being, something I never experienced from personal care products made with highly questionable synthetic ingredients.
During my mid-forties I experienced a surge in menopausal symptoms, which was extremely difficult to manage. This played a role in my decision to end a very long term and rewarding career as a Relationship Counsellor, Trainer and Coach.
Despite experiencing many mid life transitions, what helped me stay grounded was a sense that I was meant to be doing something more with my passion for natural skincare. I decided to enroll on soap and skincare courses to develop my formulation skills and learn how to manufacture high quality products.
Over the years, I have trained with, and received certificates in:
Making Perfume (Plush Folly)
How to Make Cold Process Soap, Liquid Soap and Whipped Soap - Soap School
Solid Shampoo Course - Soap School
Solid Hair Conditioner Course - Soap School
Body Butter & Oils Course - Soap School
EU Cosmetic Regulations Course - Soap School
Anti-Ageing Course - Formula Botanica
Diploma in Organic Skin care Formulation - Formula Botanica
Preservative Free Masque Course - The School of Natural Skincare
Certificate in Beauty Nutrition -Academy of Beauty Nutrition
My studies never stop and I am always enrolling on new courses to improve my formulation skills.
I am a life long learner and believe you are never too old to chase your dreams or start over!