Sunday, March 24, 2013

Change is Inevitable...

There are a few changes on the horizon that are necessary as we prepare to take our business to the next level. We're working on finalizing our wholesale contract to allow vendors in the local area to purchase our products and sell in their stores.  Once the kinks are worked out, we will begin to expand to other cities and states.  Be on the lookout for that wholesale information to be added to our site.  If you know of a business interested in all natural skincare lines, be sure to mention us!

We plan to phase out our white labels for kraft colored labels.  The labels fit well with our "all natural" theme and will help us stand out a little better on the store shelves.  Right now we're just looking to secure the best deal on those.  There may also be other minor packaging changes, but the same great product will remain!

After analyzing our current pricing and manufacturing costs, we have have been forced to make the difficult decision to raise the price on most of our products.  This decision did not come overnight and  though difficult, it was necessary.  Various oils were tested to replace the higher priced ones, but they did not produce the same quality product.  We simply cannot run a successful business if we continue to absorb the price increase of the ingredients that we put into our products. You will see the price changes on our website in the upcoming weeks.

Our commitment continues to be providing luxurious yet affordable products. Thanks to our loyal customers who have made purchases and referred customers to us.  A plan is in the works for a token of our appreciation ;) Stay tuned.....

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Paying it Forward

Please watch ...this is an AMAZINGLY AWESOME story that brought tears to my eyes!  How often do you hear of selfless stories like this on the news?  Not often, but we should.

In short, Mr. Tony Tolbert decided to loan his home to a homeless family (rent free) for a year so they could get back on their feet. Such a profound gesture!  He reminds us that we can all give back in some fashion. As he stated, we don't have to be Bill Gates or Oprah to pay it forward- give what you can with what you have.

I feel a sense of obligation to pay it forward as a responsible business owner and citizen. My business currently makes in-kind donations to local groups and charities.  We do what we can with what we have. Helping those in need benefits me by knowing that I can make a positive impact in a person's life, no matter how minuscule the gesture may seem.
Tipping a bit extra, giving an encouraging word, mentoring, or even taking the time just to listen are all ways we can give back.  So, what will you do to pay it forward?