By day, Laura Johansen is a corporate HR executive, guiding
personnel through a maze of forms, policies, and benefits
packages. But at night, a kind of alchemy occurs, transforming
this mild-mannered desk jockey into a latter-day mad scientist.
Off goes the suit, on go the gloves and goggles as Laura shifts
to her real passion, handcrafting soothing bars of soap from
all-natural ingredients for her home-based business, Real
Fine Soap Company.
The source of Laura's Jekyll-esque trans-mutation? It's not
a magic potion or a summoning of dark spirits. Instead, Laura's
metamorphosis into a home-based soap mogul is spurred by more
benign forces: her own need to create and the nurturing legacies
of her mother and grandmother.