I have a lot of people ask me about the name Carmella’s Lotion. Where did the name come from? My mom’s ’ s name was Carmella. She was a beautiful lady. My mom passed away in 2002 from brain and lung cancer. Although I cannot call her on the phone I talk to her every night before I fall asleep. She is my guardian angel.
In 2019 I started looking at the ingredients in the body products I was using. At a craft fair a found a lady who was selling handmade soap out of natural products. I now use her soap daily. I began thinking about the lotion I was putting on my skin. Yes I was using a natural lotion made by a big company. That’s when I decided to do research into making my own. I wanted a lotion that was all natural, organic, and handcrafted. After much research and some testing I came up with my own. I started by making lotion bars. I love the lotion bars because they are easy to pack. Once I had my recipe for lotion bars tried and tested I decided to do creamy lotion.
My first sales was at a Christmas craft fair. This was a great place to let others see what I had. I had samples on hand so they could try it before buying. There were suggestions on scents for my lotion. Some of these scents I have used. The others will most likely be used in the future.