In my ongoing quest to bring inspiration to your day; Sparklefly Candle Company has reached out to some other amazing entrepreneurs to share their stories and products. As always, I encourage you to explore these small business owners with me and remember to shop small this holiday season and all year round.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller
This week I deliver to you, Roberta Perry of Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc. Roberta is a powerhouse in the entrepreneurial and beauty fields. She has had appearances on Dr OZ, runs charity events, can be found in WholeFoods and never shies away from helping her audience learn more about natural beauty. My whole family uses Scrubz products every single day and we look forward to the experience. Even my husband has converted, that is HUGE! Check out her story!
Q: Tell me about Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc. and how you got started?
Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc. was started in July of 2006, on a wing and a dime and a prayer, after I realized I could produce a better, more natural skin care product than the ones I was purchasing at the time. My sister joined me and the company was born. The more I learned about natural ingredients and botanical oils, the more I knew I had hit the luck jackpot with my formula. To this day, we still keep it simple and still hand make every jar. We began in my kitchen, moved to converted garage space, and now are in a 1400 sq. ft. retail/production/party/treatment space, right in the heart of Bethpage, NY. Our initial goal was to be a wholesaler and an online business, but as our retail base grew, and our customers showed their awesomeness, we realized that being a small local business was our ultimate joy and goal.
Q: What is your favorite aspect about being a small business owner?
Hands down it's the people. We laugh with them, cry with them, and just enjoy the friendships and connection. I love being able to customize scents, creating something personal and special. I love making people excited to take care of themselves.
Q: What should a customer expect from Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc. when making a purchase?
Really soft skin. A new found simplicity to their skin-care routine. Hand made, multi-tasking natural products. A hug and a smile. The chance to know the people behind the brand.
Q: What are some of your best selling products?
Scrubz™ Natural Sugar Body Scrub is the number one seller for sure. It is the foundation of our line. We have it in 14 scents, including Unscented, so there is truly something for everyone. Our under eye/face cream, Bye Bye Bagz™ has become a huge seller, as has our Oilz+™ Shea Butter & Oil Lotion. All our products work with and compliment the Scrubz™.
Q: Who or what has been the biggest inspiration for you?
My sister, because she has overcome challenges and gets better with every success. Other makers! Anyone who puts fear aside and tries something new, even if they are afraid it might fail. My family!
Q: Do you have any special events or offers coming up?
We have our "Breast of Everything" fundraiser coming up on May 1, 2015 to benefit The WTFC.org. We have lots of special offers coming up for the holidays, too, as we participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday etc. and create all sorts of fun, special gift items for the holidays.
Find out more on Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc.