Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ducky Soaps Make a Splash

Sorry for the cheesy title, but it’s true! Our youngest and cutest GF rep is Abby, a 2 1/2 year old who appreciates all natural skin care products already. Alright, maybe she just really loved the pirate ducky embedded in her soap from our Eco-Friendly DIY soap class. Either way, it was a hit. When she finally figured out the duck popped out for her to play with, the soap eventually wore down into “donut soap” with a nice hole in the middle. These ducky soaps are perfect for shower favors, kids’ birthday goody bags, or any host of gift ideas you might need. Wrap it with your favorite color washcloth and you’ve got an instant gift. Visit us and learn to make your own soap today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kiss Me, I'm Green

A while back, I wrote about getting your mouth up to par, mentioning that I enjoy wearing a natural lip. Actually, I enjoy wearing a natural everything, as I spend most of the day running around in the heat, make up askew, and would prefer not to look like I’m taking a walk of shame at 7 PM when I leave work. Not cute.

Here’s how I’m keeping my smile sexy and simple this summer:

Good Fortune’s edible Brown Sugar Vanilla lip scrub is the (and you know I don’t throw that compliment out there too often). It’s edible! Need I say more? The 12-year-old fat kid inside of me who used to eat sugar cubes as an afternoon snack is screaming with delight every time I use this exfoliating lip prep. It tastes good, it smells good, it’s handcrafted and natural, and it’s always there for you should your blood sugar levels spontaneously drop. The directions are simple enough: rub it on, and lick it off. Or enlist someone else to lick it off for you, if you so choose. A hungry someone. You’re tasty, don’t forget it girlfriend.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Paper or Plastic? Take the survey for free credit (or cause you want to).

Inspiration? I visited High Country Outfitters in Atlanta, saw their GF display, and talked to "the guys" about what men want.

What do you want? Quality, eco-friendly, easy to undertand, shaving, camping, good smelling products.

Solutions? Clearly defined packaging for shaving, face, and displays with more information.

Plastic shrink wrap? Information sticker on side, quote card on top, stack on sides so you can see the type of soap, and yes, you can still smell them.

Earth friendly? We figure that processing paper, tearing it, and using stretchy bands are equal to plastic shrink wrap. Consumers may disagree?

Survey Says? So far the paper packaging wins with remarks such as "it looks more handmade, more eco-friendly, easier to touch/smell, less mass produced looking." Plastic-wrapped fans liked the cleanlines, how its protects their other items, and from getting "soapy," and less wear and tear.

Your opinion matters! 3 Questions • 60-Seconds • Free $5

Wholesalers? Want plastic? We have it IN-STOCK for immediate shipping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Faucet Soap, worthy of its own outdoor "green" shower

I'm a serious nature lover, and have always dreamed of having an outdoor shower. Can you blame me, check out our view of the Appalachian mountains! Plus, I love summer, traveling, camping, and being active. All of the recent feedback from campers on how they love our Citronella Grapefruit Faucet Soap for its mosquito fighting properties, made me jealous. I couldn't stand it, I wanted some of the action, so I popped open a fresh bag for myself.

Luckily, my mother, (the photographer in this case), loves nature and showers as much as I do. She decided to build us an outdoor shower. Yeah mom! It wasn't even finished yet, but I had to try it out with my Faucet Soap. I went for a nice long trail run on our farm and then turned on the spicket to a nice cold slow trickle of well water. Ahhh! The shower is completely green, requires no energy, and even has a solar powered light for the night. To complete our green beauty regiment, we ONLY use phosphate-free Good Fortune Soap. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Citronella Grapefruit lathered so well and didn't leave me smelling like bug spray. I'm pretty sure I'm in heaven! Happy eco-soaping, ya'll!

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Good Fortune Girls

Meet some of the members of our Good Fortune dream team. Keltsey, Charlotte (aka: mom), and Teona, are exactly that, a dream come true. Here you see our first 3-person production line. Keltsey filled the Brown Sugar Lip Scrub, mom capped the jars and labeled them, and Teona did the shrink wrap. You go girls!

I've been running the business with the help of one part-time employee and help from friends for 2 years now. I've been blessed, but to be honest, I've been struggling and needed more help. I wanted to grow, but didn't see how it would ever be possible. I suppose I had a lack of faith. I feared that no one could do it just like me, I couldn't afford to pay employees, or I'd never have it together enough to run a real business. What was the turning point you ask?

I finally surrendered my fears and asked for help. I decided on little less of Jennifer and a lot more faith. As soon as I gave it to God, then doors started opening, and the perfect employees and plans started falling into place. I've got new challenges to face each day, but I'm not complaining. I'm so happy to finally have help, and can't wait to hire more sales and Web people.

I encourage you to surrender your fears, take a leap of faith, and let God guide you in a new direction. Just let it go and see where the journey leads you!