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Made on Long Island

Last night I was sitting on my couch responding to emails as Brian watched an episode of “Air Disasters” on TV.  We had an activity filled weekend. I was tired, and looking forward to finishing up with business and making him change the channel.  (If you’ve ever watched Air Disasters you will understand what I mean.) I was almost done when another email popped up. It was a Google Alert on Alegna Soap®. Somehow, I had been included in the Long Island Press blog “A Guide to 11 Gifts Made on Long Island“.  (more…)

Alegna Soap® soap making class

Soap Making Class

Last Friday night I taught a soap making class in my studio at home. I enjoy teaching and I try to my soap making class a fun and educational experience. (more…)

Good moments durring a difficult holiday

I’m not gonna lie, this past Thanksgiving was difficult.  It was the last holiday we celebrated with my dad.  November was also when he had his second seizure and decided to have surgery on the tumor in his brain. He died a few days after that surgery. (more…)

Running a small business is hard work


Running a small business is hard work.  I don’t mass manufacture my products so my prices are higher than many bath and body companies. I’m not Amazon and I can’t offer free shipping and promise your order will be there the next day. Although I do get help, every product I make is made in small batches. Each soap is hand cut personally by me. (more…)

Where soap making has taken me Alegna Soap®

My girlfriend Linda and I were exchanging texts the other day.  She was catching up on her emails and wanted to let me know how much she liked my last newsletter. She said “You should color in the states that you’ve traveled to for Alegna Soap®.  It would be interesting to see” (more…)


Alegna Soap® Laney Line

I spent some time today going through old pictures of my soaps.  It’s fun to look through them and reminisce. I took this picture and (more…)

Providence Perfume and my natural perfume addiction

It’s no secret that I have a natural perfume addiction. I have a collection of perfumes and samples that rival any department store. I’ve taken more than a few perfuming classes and have recently started making scented oils for Alegna Soap®.  When I saw that Charna Ethier was giving a weekend class in Chypres and Fougeres, I knew I’d be traveling to Rhode Island and to Providence Perfume. I’d be losing a weekend of valuable time during my busiest season for Alegna Soap® and I was ok with that.  I’d make it up during the week. (more…)

How to choose a soapmaker Alegna Soap®

In stores, at craft fairs and online, you have a choice of who to purchase your handcrafted soap from. How do you choose a soapmaker? By the look of their website? From their pictures and product description? (more…)

I live on Long Island and I live near many other soap makers. The thing about living near other soap makers can be complicated. I can be at any event and I know I will meet a few other soap makers there. In fact, since I teach soap making classes on Long Island, some of them may be former students. (more…)

Long Island Woman's Expo

The Long Island Woman’s Expo is one of my favorite events. Think about the energy you get when you put over 80 woman entrepreneurs in one building. The talent alone is enough to impress you.  (more…)