Meet Carrie Lee!
Posted by : Jess Campbell /
Carrie Lee’s many talents allow her to contribute in a broad range of activities at our craft soaphouse. She brings to bear years of retail and customer service experience, a great sense of style and a real gift for working with and blending amazing essential oil fragrances. Most recently, she developed our Mojito foaming hand soap scent, which has been a very popular seasonal scent. Carrie Lee is also our resident plant minder and she is the reigning champion of bath bomb production – a job that requires a precise combination of formulation skills and just the right touch to form those perfect small spheres that don’t break apart!
Below, we asked Carrie Lee to answer a few questions so you can get to know her better!
What do you love most about what you do?
Using my aromatherapy knowledge to create essential oil blends for new products - it is truly my passion!
What’s something new you’ve learned while working at Glenn Avenue?
That product formulation involves a TON of trial and error! It encourages me to not give up on perfecting some of my own skincare recipes, especially natural deodorant - that's a tricky one!
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
To be out in nature: whether that’s beach glassing in my hometown on Lake Erie, hiking, or just playing in my garden.
What’s your perfect meal?
One not cooked by me.
What’s an album or song you never get sick of?
There are many, but I've definitely had Kurt Vile's B'lieve I'm Goin Down on heavy rotation since it came out last year.
What’s one weird fact about you?
I talk to my house plants. (They don't talk back - that would be weird.)
We know you love animals - tell us about one (or more!) of your pets!
I have three cats and a bunny who (for the most part) get along well with each other. My cat, Oliver, is a hefty guy at 28 pounds and he's quite the Instagram celebrity!
What would your ideal Sunday look like?
Going for a hike at Clifton Gorge and then stopping for ice cream at Young's Jersey Dairy. Or just eating ice cream.
If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would you have?
My Grandma Rich so she could teach me to make ravioli, my Grandma Smock so I could hear stories of her travels, and my great-grandfather - to hear about his journey from the small village of Bugnara in Abruzzo, Italy to the US!