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Thank you for visiting my Etsy store and considering the purchase of my soaps. My name is DeShawn Marie and I've been making handmade soaps, candles, creams, oils, gifts and favors for over 18 years now. It is my full time job and I love it, I can't imagine doing anything else. I've traveled near and far to collect inspiration and ingredients for my delicious creations. I enjoy traveling to exotic places with different cultures to gather new ideas for my soaps. I am inspired by food, chocolates, candy, pastries, agriculture, colors and textures from other cultures. For instance my Limoncello soap was inspired by the Amalfi coast in Italy where I was served this delicious drink for the first time. I had been smelling lemons growing wild on the trees there for a few days when one evening in a beautiful little cafe in Positano they served me a complimentary Limoncello. After having that first drink of Limoncello I just knew I had to…

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  • Born on April 25
  • Joined October 5, 2009

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About

Thank you for visiting my Etsy store and considering the purchase of my soaps. My name is DeShawn Marie and I've been making handmade soaps, candles, creams, oils, gifts and favors for over 18 years now. It is my full time job and I love it, I can't imagine doing anything else. I've traveled near and far to collect inspiration and ingredients for my delicious creations. I enjoy traveling to exotic places with different cultures to gather new ideas for my soaps. I am inspired by food, chocolates, candy, pastries, agriculture, colors and textures from other cultures. For instance my Limoncello soap was inspired by the Amalfi coast in Italy where I was served this delicious drink for the first time. I had been smelling lemons growing wild on the trees there for a few days when one evening in a beautiful little cafe in Positano they served me a complimentary Limoncello. After having that first drink of Limoncello I just knew I had to recreate this experience in my soap. It's moments like these that keep my creative juices flowing and my mind and hands racing home to create, create, create :)

It's possible that you may have seen some of my work at some point over the years as I have displayed my candles & soaps in over 50 stores & galleries across the USA and Europe. They have been featured in Broadway plays, as gifts for attendees to events presented by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, Jeremy Shockey's home, New Jersey Monthly, The Jersey Journal, The Current, the Hoboken and Union City reporters to mention a few. Although I have had many successes it is always a struggle to be in business for myself. By designing my own products it gives me the ability to create very unique one of a kind corporate gifts, wedding, party and special event favors that you can't get anywhere else. I love what I do and I think it shows in my work. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me. I hope you love my creations as much as I do. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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