My name is Andria. I am a wife, stay at home mother of two children, foster mom, retired nurse, gift-giver, and candle, bath & body enthusiast. Many people who know me know that I have spent the last eight years learning and developing a unique candle and cosmetic line focused toward people who understand and appreciate a premium, honest, sustainable, natural, safe, and socially concious home and beauty product made from re-purposed or 100% recycleable or recycled packaging all the way down to each and every last ingredient. Early on I sold many of my products online to other stay at home crafters. You can view quite a bit of feedback on some of my early products here: http://hyenacart.com/TheCandleBug/1357/feedback . Just remember this was waaay back in 2008 so the site is pretty dated!! As a small business developer it is mindboggling to think about the amount of time, commitment and labor required to make my businesses both come to life and stay alive from business classess, web developing, marketing, design, photography, and product development. But its what I love doing so it doesn't feel like work.
My product line is made of natural, organic, kosher, and vegan ingredients that are void of any toxins that might disrupt our bodies chemical make-up causing issues such as hormone imbalance and cancer. I had started my journey when my youngest son Hunter needed a product to treat his rash prone bum when he was a baby. My product began to evolve when I became a nurse and found that our women patients who were fighting different forms of cancer were very conscious about what products they were exposing their body to. I heard countless times how difficult is was to find true non-toxic, natural, and organic products safe enough for them to use. That got me thinking there was a real need out there and I could help. I realized how great it would be to offer a product that the world could use that was not mass produced, factory free, worry free, safe, and effective. Beyond that, my product line is beautifully gift packaged with a wide range of unique scents and inspiring collections such as "Hope", "Peace", "Abundance" and "Faith". This line includes candles, bubble bath, leave-in conditioner, body scrubs, Himalayan bath salts, bath bombs, Dead Sea mineral masks, pomade, baby bum cream, and more! One of our goals will be to seek out and bring attention to and donate 10% of of all proceeds to a new charitable organization each month such as Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Samaritans Purse.
Along our journey our family has saved and invested our hard earned money toward creating the best possible environmentally and health concious boutique brand offered on the market. We are so close! One thing that would take our business to a whole other level would be to purchase an LX 900 Label Maker from Premera Label. com which is definitely not in our budget. If you are looking to or it has been some time since you have made a charitable donation, this would be a great way to support your friend, family, local or small business!!! Once my business is open, I will -in return, donate to another gofundme small/local business venture. Thank you for helping me reach my goal!!
Supporting your local or small business can:
•Boosts the Economy
•Put Your Taxes to Good Use (Tax Deduction)
•Invest in Your Community
• Encourage Local Prosperity
•Create a Healthier Environment
•Shape Your Communities Character
•Join A Good Cause
•Produce A Grateful Heart
• Be Apart of Something Bigger
•Make A Difference In Someone Elses Life