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Mama was born in the kitchen of my Silverlake apartment, during my 8 year stint in Los Angeles as a film industry freelancer. Between jobs, I had a lot of extra time on my hands and the inability to sit still for long. Part wannabe hippie, part aspiring entrepreneur, I ordered a bunch of natural raw ingredients, turned my kitchen into a workshop, and started experimenting. The minute I made oil and water combine, I was hooked.

I spent many of my early, magical summers with my grandparents, who lived in the country in a small town in Ohio. I raised tadpoles, grew cherry tomatoes, and picked vegetables from Johnny Allen's farm across the road. I read every Nancy Drew book I could get my hands on, and searched high and low to find a mystery to solve in the acres of their vast back yard. I took top down rides, made creatures out of pinecones and swung on the branches of the willow tree out front. I wish I could say that I spent evenings learning how to make face lotions out of oranges and avocados, because that would explain how I got here from there. But that didn't happen. What did happen was that I stretched my imagination to its limits, I developed a love for nature, and I learned to create.

My high school career in musical theater led to college aspirations of being a news reporter. After a brief stint as a modern dance major, I started taking journalism and graphic design classes, peppered with the occasional art class. I graduated with a degree in Telecommunications, moved to Atlanta, and worked as a production coordinator on feature films. Why all the non-sequiturs? Because I guess it explains how I went from producing music videos to making body products. 

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