La Shonda Tyree, the Handmade Soap Coach, has been making handmade soap since 2001.Her handmade beauty and skin care company, Nyah, began in 2002 and continues to expand her business via the internet.
La Shonda Tyree and Nyah have been featured in The Network Journal, Black Hair Magazine and the Herald News; showcasing woman entrepreneurship.
She has served the handmade soap community since 2004 as a board member of the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild in the capacity of Secretary, Marketing Chair, Conference Volunteer and Treasurer. Since ending her term as a HSMG board member she continues to remain active by volunteering on the Nominations Committee and Program and Services Committee.
As a woman entrepreneur she also served on the board of New Jersey Association of Woman Business Owners and Paterson Healthy Mother Healthy Babies a local non profit organization. She resides in Paterson, New Jersey.
This class was everything what I expected it to be. The course included theory on different types of wax, wicks, vessels, and a hands on candle making portion. The instructor was great! She was very helpful and informative, and I left with 3 candles to bring home. Super happy with the experience!
Samiha A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Really liked this class. My girlfriend and I took this class and had a lot of fun, learning about different types of candles and the different processes of making them. We got to take home 3 candles each, which is pretty great. And they had a lot of different scents to choose from, some very unique (such as Tattoo Shop or Absinthe). Overall, if you want to learn how to make candles, or just want an interesting date, I would definitely recommend this class. Oh, and to the vegans out there: While its not particularly stressed during this class, it is, in fact, all vegan. No beeswax used.