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A New Beginning With Lavender and Soap

Dyan Salemi, of Madison, Connecticut is smack dab in the middle of reinvention like so many these days. Stuck in a tough economic spot, she met some folks, got an idea and got a small business going with little know-how, but had a can-do spirit. Salemi provides beautiful lavender and soap gifts for weddings, showers, spas, even for candidates running for office. She makes everything herself in her home. Her business is called In O’Scents of Madison. She also has a Facebook page under the same name where she is getting the word out about her new venture.

The thing about Salemi, she puts her heart and soul into everything she makes. She crafts each item and then thinks about how to embellish it with other items that might make the gifts even more special for wedding guests or bridal showers. The woman is amazing and is a whirling dervish when it comes to getting things done. She can’t rely on others she has to do this herself, which is where so many in America are right now.

Oh, but I have to mention that her rescue cat, Beau, is right there helping her, when he’s not napping, talk about a fat and happy animal.

My mantra has been since the economic wake up call in the fall of 2008, that we have to reinvent, and we have to help each other as if it were the days of post World War II. While this is so daunting, the entrepreneurial spirit is a live and well and that will move the country forward in new ways. Salemi is a great example of this. While she needs help in growing her business she continues to help others as well.

If you need something get a hold of her, you’ll have it in no time, that’s how she rolls.



  1. Clare Dube'
    Posted August 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Truly an amazing woman creating amazing products! I am a faithful customer and can’t say enough good things about Dyan’s creams and soaps.

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted August 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

      Clare, thanks for reading the blog, Dyan is one in a million isn’t she?

  2. April
    Posted August 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    The bath salts she hand makes are amazing, her soaps are decadent and her creams are beautiful. I can’t gush enough about how high quality and wonderful her line of products are!

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

      April, you understand the heart of the woman that is Dyan.

  3. Posted August 8, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Dyan is a very special woman–she will inspire you with her passion and love. You will love all of her amazing scents! A must try for sure!

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted August 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      Jennie, that’s why the Beauty Library will go far because they are using wonderful companies to help make people beautiful!

  4. Mary M
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Dyan is an asset to the town of Madison…

    What ever she does she does above and beyond the expected.
    Anyone looking for something special for that someone special need only to contact her!!!!

    She is an example of what small business needs and she can make an audience smile as never before!!!! Quality products, tailered to you needs, and the result will always look outstanding!!!

    Keep up the good work Dyan!!!!

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted December 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      Mary, indeed everything she does is top drawer. She is one honey of a gal, I’m so proud to know her.