My Story

When I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was find something to sell and make my own money. When I was around 11 years-old I learned to crochet purses using butter tubs as the bottoms (back in the 70's butter came in tubs with pretty designs) and punching holes around the top edge and crocheting around and up from there. I sold them around my neighborhood and made $75 !!! That was alot of money for a young person to make. That was the beginning of wanting to be independent and working for myself, i.e. entrepreneur. For the next several years during the summer, I worked with my grandfather on his paper route. He worked for the local newspaper. I saved up enough money to buy my school clothes. When I was 16 I worked as an Account Clerk I at the courthouse in my home town. It was a really good job, but I was sitting at a desk all day and I knew I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life. The next opportunity came when I would give my grandmother back massages. She had  a few accidents in her life and had a bad back. I really didn't mind giving her a back rub and liked making her feel better. When I was twenty-seven years old I became a massage therapist. Being a single mother, this allowed me to make my own schedule, and have more time with my daughter. Plus, I was doing what I loved to do1. I put an ad in our local newspaper and became "THE TRAVELING MASSEUSE" . Within 6 months I had a flourishing business and making a good living too!  During the next years I really fell in love with aromatherapy and creating different essential scents for my customers. One day I was headed to the lake and needed something to put on my skin while I was out in the sun. That was the creative beginning  of c.l. baja Everyday Body Oils. Necessity truly is the mother of invention.