Made with Love: Ozwind Soaps

Remember that pesky nose piercing and those healing tattoos? Well during that period of time, I had the chance to experiment with natural remedies and soaps. So, I got the idea: Why not share that with other folks? That’s when I decided to open my own Etsy Store and start selling my foaming hand soaps, body washes, and bath bombs.

Here is the link to Ozwind Soaps on Etsy:

If you want to follow Ozwind Soaps on Facebook, click here.

All of my products are made for people with sensitive skin and the bathing products are female-friendly. I refuse to use corn starch. You’re just asking for problem.

Every single product I’ve created has been tested in my lab (i.e., my home). If my skin can handle it, I know someone else won’t have problems.

I also designed a line of fragrance-free soaps.

So, if you like pampering yourself, or if you like supporting small business, or you like handcrafted, homemade products, check out the store.

I can personalize any order. I’m still experimenting, but so far I think I’m getting the hang of it.

Here are some photos of some of the products I sell:

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Teaser Tuesday: Guest Post, Jill Dobbe

Another proud introduction…


me in front of muralJill was born in Wisconsin in the U.S. and resides there during summer vacations. She has two adult children; her daughter, Ali, is also an educator in Honduras, and her son, Ian, graduated from medical school and is now doing his residency in Michigan.

Jill is an international educator  who writes about her personal experiences living and working in schools and countries around the world. She presently lives in her seventh country, Honduras, with her husband, Dan, and her Yorkie-Poo, Mickey. While working as an elementary principal, Jill also writes, travels, takes photos of the beautiful people and countries of Latin America, and muddles her way through the Spanish language. Jill loves her life as an international educator, and most days, feels like she is living her dream.
Jill is the author of two published books: HERE WE ARE & THERE WE GO based on her first 10 years of living and working in four different countries with her husband and two kids in tow. Here recently published book, KIDS, CAMELS, & CAIRO, is based on her two years of working as an international educator in a Muslim school in Cairo, Egypt. For several weeks now this book has been listed on Amazon’s list of first 20 travel books on Cairo, and is presently #14.

Teaser Tuesday: Guest Post, Mary Anne Edwards

Another brilliant author… Teaser coming.


Mary Anne_2013Mary Anne Edwards is the author of The Charlie McClung Mysteries, Brilliant Disguise, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of My Youth. These are traditional murder mysteries with a touch of romance. There are six more books planned for this series. But her imagination tends to run wild, so you never know when it may end. Mary Anne was born in Mercedes, Texas. She now lives in Georgia with her husband of 35+ years and her Tuxedo cat, Gertrude. She and her husband dream of retiring in … Well, they haven’t decided yet. For years, she only dabbled in writing, but with the encouragement of her husband, she left the accounting world to write full-time. Mary Anne is an advocate for the developmentally challenged and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, Inc. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime – Atlanta Chapter. Mary Anne can thankfully say that she is a breast cancer survivor. When Mary Anne is not writing, she loves to read, and watch all kinds of mysteries.

Teaser Tuesday: Guest Post, C.D. Hersh

Introducing authors is the best part of blogging. So, below, you’ll find C.D. Hersh’s bio. Teasers are to follow as well, but shouldn’t you get to know someone before you can appreciate their work? I think so.

C.D. Hersh

hersh_smallPutting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.

Together they have co-authored a number of dramas, six which have been produced in Ohio, where they live. Their interactive Christmas production had five seasonal runs in their hometown and has been sold in Virginia, California, and Ohio. Their most recent collaborative writing efforts have been focused on romance. The first four books of their paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. They also have a Christmas novella, Kissing Santa, in a Christmas anthology titled Sizzle in the Snow, with seven other authors.

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Teaser Tuesday: Blessing of the Elements

“I have foreseen some things, Ziltra. Hoje and Osatam are, indeed, filled with hate. There is a witch somewhere who gives her more power and Osatam herself possesses power that I am only beginning to understand.”