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Jan
13

Handmade Soap

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath products, body butter, cold process soap, creative, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

handmade soap My name is Amy Garrett, and I own Alberta Handmade Soap Co. It’s a tiny “just me with the support of my family” company located in rural Alberta so it’s been a lot of work getting seen, but I love my work and products, and my customers really make it worthwhile for me!

I am an American from Oregon who married a Canadian from Alberta, which is what started my soap making adventure (and living in Alberta) – I wanted to make handmade soap wedding favours, and it turned into a major part of my life! There was no way I could do it as a hobby, there is too many soaps to make in a week and my house couldn’t contain them all, so once we finished the immigration process into Canada and got moved up here, *and* learned all the Canadian legalities, I formed Alberta Handmade Soap Co. and it just keeps growing. It wasn’t long after bar soap that I started expanding what I make – it makes me very happy to make bath and body products that my customers love.

My specialty is cold process handmade soap, but I also make lotions and body butters, lip balms, bath bombs, and more, with more products on the horizon. I’m a new customer to Nature’s Garden, and the fragrance oils have been so well received in all my products – I am so happy with the quality! I use a few suppliers but can easily say that Nature’s Garden has replaced a large portion of my regular scents, and I’m adding so many new ones, they are all so nice; Pink Sugar and Pumpkin Apple Butter sold huge this season, what I thought would last me til spring is just about out of stock from just a month of holiday sales!

May
19

Scented Bath and Body Products

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body spray, cosmetic ingredients, creative, Fragrance Oils, handmade soap, homemade lip balm, Natures Garden, soap and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oilWhat’s your name & Your Company Name?  My name is Ms. M. Antwane Sheppard and I own Raw Essence – All Natural Bath & Spa Products

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’ve been in business for all of six months and the way I got into this business is a sad but true story.  I went to a beautician who had styled my hair in a way that caused significant hair lost. I began to research different oils and their benefits, in effort to develop a concoction that would promote hair growth.   Here’s what I initially came up with – Emu Oil, Castor Oil, Sulfur Sublimed and Eucalyptus – and my hair grew back, longer than it was before going to the beautician, and within four months. With the knowledge I had gained on the wonderful benefits of oils, I started making soaps, sugar scrubs and bath salts. I gave them as gifts to co-workers and family.  Soon after, Raw Essence was born.  What motivates me is the idea of being able to help others and sharing the knowledge of living a more healthy and natural life.

What products do you make and sell?  I make and sell: two types of hair growth serums, handmade soaps, deodorant, flavored lip balms, scented sugar scrubs, bath salts, several types of lotions, whipped body butters, body splashes and solid perfumes, kissable massage oils, scented candles, aroma melts, reed diffusers, and room & linen sprays.

What are your business goals?  I would like to grow Raw Essence to a point where I could maybe give up my day job.  ….Maybe?

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use fragrance oils from Natures Garden; my favorite and best-selling is Cucumber Melon. My husband’s favorite and second best-selling is Linen Breeze. I also use NG’s additives, like Rose Buds, Lemon Peels, and Poppy Seeds as well as their packaging containers, like lip balm pots. The best thing about Natures Garden “in my opinion” is their SUPER FAST SHIPPING!!! I never have had to wait days for my orders to arrive and that is so very important to me and the success of Raw Essence.

Your Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RawEssences

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RawEssences

May
12

All Natural Creative Body Products

This entry was posted in all natural, bath and body, bath fizzies, bath products, body butter, cosmetic supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1. What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Denise Williams, Island Kisseez

2. Why did you decide to go into business? What was your motivation? How long have you been in business?  I’ve always wanted to own a business where I can create and craft. Since I love arts, crafting and creativity I started creating gift baskets. With the high demand for bath & body products as the giftable items ideas started to spark. I decided to start creating my own line of bath & body products which started out with lotions and shower gels. I introduced my products to friends and family and was encouraged even more to pursue this as a part of my business. I’ve been in business since spring of 2012 and look forward to many, many years of creating!

3. What products do you make and sell?  I make body butters, milk baths, lotions, soaps, shower gels, bath fizzies, body scrubs, solid sugar scrubs and lip balms. In the future I plan to add more wonderful products to my line.

4. What are your business goals?   Quality is highly important to me. One of my major goals is to continue to educate myself on ways to create exceptional, all natural products for my clients.

5. What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden? I love, love love your fragrance oils and lip flavorings. My favorite is the strawberry cheesecake flavoring which I use for lip balms. I get lots of requests from my clients for the strawberry cheesecake. My favorite fragrance oil is the passion fruit, the scent is lightly sweetened passion fruit and it reminds me of my tropical roots.

Apr
26

Drink Candles with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in candle company suceess, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, candle scents, candle wax, candle wicks, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils 1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Prolific Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always been a born leader. Entrepreneurship has always been apart of my life. I took Business Management in High School and went on to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Management. My motivation for starting my own business was the changing economy. I always wanted to run my own company & be my own boss. In addition my love for candles & designing creative arrangements inspired me to go into the candle-making business. This coming May I will have reached my first year  milestone as a business owner.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I specialize in customized drink candles. You can customize your scents, colors, & styles. I carry martini & wine glasses but also have simple glasses. You can choose something simple or “Jazz Up” your candle with ribbons &/or rhinestone. I also sell basket arrangements and most recently added a few “Prolific”jewelry pieces to the the line. In the upcoming months body butters will be added.

4.  What are your business goals?  My ultimate goal is to expand my line & create more “Prolific” items. As always I am looking for new loyal customers. My slogan is Unique, Creative, Abundant & I plan to continue to follow that quote.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I buy mostly all my candle supplies from Natures Garden. The scent selection is the best!!!!! Not only is there a wide variety of scents but the scents are very high powered. Great buy and high quality products. I wouldn’t go to another supplier if the items were free. Natures Garden is a reflection of my work. The great high quality products carried helps me ensure I can create high quality products.

Your Website: www.prolificcandles.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/prolificcandles

Twitter: @prolificcandles

Apr
22

Using 200 Varieties of NG Fragrances

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath bombs, bath fizzies, bath products, bath salts, body butter, cleansing, cosmetic clays, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.     What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Taleda Giallanza – Bliss Body & Bath ~ Scentsational Sundries for Mind Body & Spirit

2.      Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’ve been making body products for my massage business for about 10yrs, starting with body butters, adding salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, black sea mud for detox wraps and sea algae toning wraps. Making the products I used on my clients was inevitable; I didn’t like the feel of name brand creams/butters/oils or the lengthy list of ingredients including a lot of preservatives and chemicals.  Also, I found it embarrassing to ask my clients if they’d care to wipe down before they dressed and left; that was a waste of my money and their time. So I began teaching myself the fun but precise art of crafting homemade body products for use on my massage patrons. My aromatic butters, the vast variety thereof and knowing they wouldn’t have to wipe off greasy oily goo from the bodies or risk staining their clothes was the seal on the deal. Their appreciation of my efforts encouraged me; when I fell into making many of my products Organic & Vegan word spread and I found more and more appointments booked via referrals. Their obvious approval of my Path took a turn when they began asking “Can you make me a jar of this butter? How much would you charge for a big jar of this scrub? I simply love your scentsational sundries!” And so, here I am using their words as part of my business name byline.

3.      What products do you make and sell?  Well, the question really is: What DON’T I make and sell!!  I don’t do CP or any other type of soap except M&P. I want too but my love affair with M&P hasn’t run its course and quite frankly I simply don’t have any room left for supplies!  Let’s see we’ll start with the bath/shower then move to the body starting with the head: all types of M&P soap, bath bombs, bath bomb melts, shower fizzers, bubble bath, bath oil, bath milks, 2 types of hair masques, for the face: 4 face cleansers, 4 toners, 4 serums, 3 day creams, 3 night creams, 4 different bases for about 200 different (so far) body butters, butter salt scrubs, butter sugar scrubs, body mud masques, body sea algae masques, yogurt body puddings, super skin conditioners with a lanolin base, heavy duty foot balms, cracked foot creams, foot baths/soaks, body splashes or spritzers, men’s shaving soap mugs, men’s face splash, Mother Earth Face Powders (most of the powders come from Nature’s Garden), Cleo Milk Powders, lip gloss flavored, non-flavored, Aromatherapy Oils, Feng Shui Oils and another type but I’m not telling!  I’m learning how to make bronzers as Spring is here and Summer is coming!  Did I leave anything out? LOL … having a sense of humor is vital in our business otherwise what’s the point?
 
4.      What are your business goals?  To rely on my body product business as my only source of income which means being successful enough that I may retire from Massage Therapy.

5.      What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  Well, I counted all the Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils I have, (I try to keep a current list), and the last date was March 6th, 2013 ending total of 260. I’d safely say that 200 of them came from Nature’s Garden, about 30 of them I blended NG’s FOs to create my own blends and the rest from another supplier that I of course blended up with NGs FOs to make even more aromas. You simply can’t have too many, in my humble opinion anyway.  Nearly all the A-Z powders I have (Botanical, Clays, Foods, Fruits, Herbs, Muds) came from Nature’s Garden.  I LOVE the Yogurt Base – I call it Pudding – because to me when I whip mine up, that’s exactly what it looks like and feels like, and my clients agree.  The only thing that hasn’t worked out for me is when I fall in love with one of your FOs and then you discontinue it – I am left wondering what the heck to do!
 
Your Website: I don’t have a website per say at the moment I do own my domain name thru GoDaddy.  Of course I’m Trademarked. I mainly sell thru my massage spa room, thru Etsy and thru word of mouth that trickles around Facebook.  I just discovered Storenvy and I am selling there; I started a Blog thru Google and WordPress and my massage website also is home to my products. I am really all over the place, like FOs, you simply can’t be in too many places! Sadly due to time, I haven’t developed any place I am selling to its full potential; that also is a goal of mine.
 
Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/blissbodyandbath
 
Twitter:  @BlissBodyBath 
 
Blog:  www.blissbodyandbath.wordpress.com
 
YouTube Channel:  Sadly I have yet to make a BBB video but it’s on my list somewhere between 1 and 999!!  I do have an account though; love to see what Kim is up too!!
 
www.youtube.com/blissbodyandbath

Apr
17

Soy Candles with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body butter, candle fragrance oils, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, lotion, lotion bars, soy candles and tagged , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oil1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Greg Dimaggio, Howlin Dog Candles

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I needed a winter hobby as I researched and learned candles.  It turned into a business since 2008, but it became full time in 2011.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  100% Soy candles, Lip Balms, Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Foot Cream.

4.  What are your business goals?  To increase sales nation wide.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures GardenGreen Tea Fragrance Oil, Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil, Sandalwood Fragrance Oil, Patchouli Fragrance Oil, and both the 2oz. and 4oz. jars.

Your Website:  howlindogproducts.com

Apr
14

Candles and Body Care Products

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body butter, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, homemade, Natures Garden, Soy Melts, sugar scrubs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is GaLonda Chatman and my companies are Candle Addiction & Purely Positive Body Care Products.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  I was tired of working for corporate America. I came from a long line of entrepreneurs. Its in my blood, so I decided to step out on faith and give it a try!

3.  What was your motivation?  My motivation was my mom. She is disabled and I wanted the freedom to work from home and be there whenever she needed me. My addiction for candles also motivated me.

4.  How long have you been in business?  It will be 3 years on April 1st!

5.  What products do you make and sell?  I make Soy Candles, Tea lights, and Soy Melts. Under my body care line I make brown sugar scrubs and body butters.

6.  What are your business goals?  To employ more “Candle Ladies & Candle Guys”, I have recruited ladies and men to sell my products. To open another candle boutique and also a school of learning. My long term goal is to be a supplier of candle making products like Nature’s Garden.

7.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden? Fragrance oils! I get about 85% of my oils from Nature’s Garden. The variety is amazing! 3 years later and I am still trying new scents.

Your Website: http://www.candle-addiction.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candle-Addiction/10150123002595165

Twitter: https://twitter.com/candleaddiction

Instagram: @candleaddiction

Apr
06

Lip Balms with Flavoring Oils

This entry was posted in bath and body, body butter, cosmetic ingredients, cosmetic supplies, herbs, homemade facial masks, Natures Garden, soap and tagged , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Wallis, owner of Aqua Blossom

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?   When my boys were babies, I started making baby bath products for them because I wanted something more natural than what I was seeing in stores. I soon began making body scrubs and other products, researching ingredients, and experimenting with formulas. My family and friends encouraged me to begin selling the products, and that’s how Aqua Blossom was born!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make lip balm, body butter, body scrubs, facial masks, soaps, and other spa products.

4.  What are your business goals?   My number one goal is always to provide spa quality products and excellent customer service! My current business goals are to attend a market or craft show this holiday season, expand my line of facial products, design several new soaps, and give my website a face lift.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I love Nature’s Garden lip balm flavor oils, including Buttercream Cupcake, Guava, and Horchatta. I also love the herbs and botanicals including dried lavender buds, rosemary, juniper berries, spearmint, and chamomile.

Website:  www.aquablossom.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquablossom
craftcafe.co/shop/aquablossom

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/aquablossomshop

Twitter: @aqua_blossom

Blog:  http://aqua-blossom.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel:  I don’t have one… yet!

Apr
05

Making Soaps with Fragrance Oils

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, body butter, Fragrance Oils, goats milk soap, Natures Garden, soap and tagged , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name  Heidi Hart,   Pure Hart Soap

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I started making soap as a hobby and for my own family, because my oldest daughter had problems with commercial soaps when she was young.  I gave it away as presents and soon had people coming back for more.  I have been making soap for over 12 years, but have only seriously been selling it for around 7.

3.  What products do you make and sell?  Goat milk soaps, lotions, body butters, salves.

4.  What are your business goals?  To have the soap pay for itself.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  So far I have only purchased 3 products, all fragrance oils.  I really like getting the wooden roses with scents added, it is a great way to get a feel for new scents.

Your Website: www.purehartsoap.com

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pure-Hart-Soap/147693821956664?ref=hl

Mar
26

Whipped Body Butters & Soap

This entry was posted in cosmetic clays, Fragrance Oils, French green clay, goats milk soap, handmade soap, lotion bars, whipped body butters and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

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1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Milly Tunnell and my company is SecondSpringSoaps

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I have always dreamed of owning my own business, and ever since I was little, I have admired the artists and craftspeople that I saw selling their handmade goods at craft shows. I have always romanticized the idea of making something with my hands and having someone pay money for it. After I started making soap for me and my family, and getting rave reviews from friends and extended family, I decided to take the leap into the world of business and started selling on Etsy. I have been in business for a year and a half, and it has been a huge success for me!

3.  What products do you make and sell?   I currently sell handmade soap, both cold process and hot process, and I am venturing into the world of melt and pour soap. Some of my best sellers are my goats milk soaps. I also make lip balms, bath bombs, scented bath salts, clay-based face masks, solid lotion bars, body spray, and whipped body butter.

4.  What are your business goals?  I would love to make my business my full-time job, and I would like to eventually open a brick and mortar store where I can sell my bath and body products, as well as hold classes where I can teach others.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden?  I am in L-O-V-E with the jars and bottles from Natures Garden! I use Natures Garden products to package my body butters and body sprays! They are perfect and professional looking. I also love the clays from NG, especially the French green clay and the red Moroccan clay, which are the bases for two of my clay masks!

Your Website: http://SecondSpringSoaps.etsy.com

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/SecondSpringSoaps

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SSpringDesigns

Blog: http://SecondSpringSoaps.blogspot.com

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SecondSpringSoaps