We had the good fortune of connecting with Zakiya jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Zakiya, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started SoapyLuv over 10 years ago because of the love I had for skin care. I had a job in the skincare field at the time and I felt like it was time for me to start my own. Also the thought of having my bath and body products handmade and knowing what it was being out of was even more exciting.

What should our readers know about your business?
SoapyLuv is a handmade bath and body brand that caters to people with sensitive skin. We use a glycerin base soap that help provide moisture to the skin without drying it out.

Im so proud that I still have my business after a decade of making products. It’s not easy but working hard everyday to reach new customers and hearing how much our products have helped many people makes it worth it.

Lessons i have learned along the way is to not give up on things when it gets hard. Especially if it’s something you love doing.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Favorite place in Houston is downtown and the Galleria area. You cant go wrong visiting the two spots. They’re so beautiful and have so much entertainment and the best dining.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my family which are my kids and my husband. Especially for being so supportive in my business venture.

Website: www.shopsoapyluv.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/SoapyLuv

Facebook: Www.facebook.com/SoapyLuv

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