Renee Marshall-McKinley was born in Florida and raised in Newark. She used her degree in Business to launch her Bath and Body Company, Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet (KYSS) in 2012, where the mission is to serve, teach and spread love.

Renee offers workshops at the Montclair Public Library and has taken her workshops on the road to Statesboro, GA and Panama City, Florida. She offers entrepreneurial workshops to Girl Scouts in Newark and, provides free hand massages to cancer patients/survivors

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Renee stays grounded in this saturated, beauty market
  • How she uses her indie brand to serve, teach and spread love

Wellness Issue

  • Dealing with death is never easy, and recently,  Renee had to deal with 4 deaths within the span of one week. The weight of it all caused physical illness. Listen to how she dealt with this devastating time.

Self Care Ritual

  • Sleep for 7 hours

Favorite Book

Favorite Quote(s)

Contact Renee






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Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a wife, mama, science educator, author, certified wellness coach and entrepreneur. After teaching high school biological science for 14 years, she took a leap, quit her job, founded Dixie Bits Bath & Body, which has been featured in media outlets like, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic and harmful ingredients.

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