At 54 years old Misty Kennedy-Guido shows us that you’re never too old to stake your claim on what you love: soap making.
Taking life into her own hands she decided to open up her own business where she can sell her assortments of soaps, lotions, and bath bombs.
Soap making has become a very popular career. In 2017 many people are catching onto the fact that many products in stores are not the best for your body or skin.
Did this spark her curiosity? Guido laughingly said, “You know the show Breaking Bad? My family calls my basement ‘Misty’s Meth Lab’ because there is an endless amount of soap and oils scattered around.”
Jokes aside she explained, “It’s quite the process. You’re essentially adding in the main ingredient that makes the soap, boiling it to a high degree, and then adding in colors, and scents. It turns out to be a huge big bar and once it cools you just slice it up.”
It originally sparked her curiosity when she was walking through target and saw the ingredients in products were too confusing to read and pronounce, which made her think that could not be healthy, Misty said.
Guido being a huge advocate for a healthier lifestyle since she became a mother is what finally pushed her into the direction of natural soap making and wanting to share her creations with others.
As life became more consuming, her aspirations of using her knowledge of a healthier lifestyle had slowly disappeared.
She explained being a mother at the time to younger children along with being a wife and employee was a little too much to pursue soap making as a whole.
The challenge of trying to juggle several parts of your life at once was something she did not think she could handle when she was younger.
She mentioned how she wanted so badly to be that working mother that was able to go to all of her family’s activities while finding some time to herself to be able to make some creations.
It is a process that takes a lot of trial and error. Guido said, “You need to spend many hours figuring out what smells and products go together in order for it to be right.”
Twenty-three years later and both of her children no longer living at home was just the push she needed to reawaken her enthusiasm of all natural soap making.
Guido explained how she does not regret pushing her dreams back a little because in the end it all came together. She now has two children and a husband who fully support her.
“The best part of starting to pursue this career so many years later is having my grown daughters help and show me the ropes to social media and put my brand out there” She said.