Handmade Holiday Holiday Gift Guide: Joan Morais Naturals, Kayla Fioravanti

Have you been bitten by the DIY bug yet? If not, give it a few months and you will be. I was bitten over a decade ago when I learned how to make my own soap, and look what happened! Not only a passion for making soap and cosmetics for myself, but also, a whole business!


You may not be interested in all that drama, but you just might want to dive in in 2013 and discover your more creative side. Today, I'm excited to introduce you to two people who can help you do that, and have a bunch of fun making new friends at the same time. I'm pleased to tell you about Joan Morais Naturals and Kayla Fioravanti.

Joan Morais, of Joan Morais Naturals, is a natural and organic cosmetic instructor, formulator, aromatherapist and herbalist . She teaches courses on making natural and organic products for body, hair, and skin, and conducts online study classes. Based in Fairfield, CA, Joan teaches and consults on lotion making, soap making, body butters, hair care products, natural perfume, aromatherapy, candle making, bath products and more. Joan’s classes are held in a hands on environment or online. She also has numerous training manuals, videos and ebooks authored by her available.

Joan Morais Naturals website
Joan Morais Naturals on FaceBook
Joan Morais Naturals on Twitter

Kayla Fioravanti of Franklin, TN, is a four-time (and counting …) author and certified aromatherapy professional. In 1998, Kayla and her husband established Essential Wholesale, but later sold the business in 2011. Currently in the process of writing additional works, she has published three beauty related pieces: The Art, Science and Business of Aromatherapy, How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base from Scratch and DIY Kitchen Chemistry. She has also published a poetry book called When I was Young I Flew the Sun as a Kite. All of these books are available online.

Kayla Fioravanti website
Kayla Fioravanti on FaceBook
Kayla Fioravanti on Twitter

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.