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