Sometimes we think that it must look like we are focused on mostly bath stuff and, while they are incredibly fun, we have lots of other products that are in the process of being tested before we fully release them.
So, that brings up two questions, right?
1. How do we test our products?
2. How do we decide what we are making?
Great questions! You're so smart :)
To address the first question, we have a hand selected group of human "test subjects". It should make sense that we, as a small company, don't test on animals but we feel it's important to stress that we also check out our suppliers to make sure they don't have any involvement with animal testing. This is one of the standards of our product that we feel is important to get right throughout the history of our business. We have plans to someday be a rather large company and we want to always follow a certain routine: we test first on ourselves, we then pass along the product to our fabulous "test subjects", once the "test subjects" are satisfied, we release the product for public consumption.
It could be assumed that this process has a bit of bias, and maybe it does, but we are sticklers for quality and have chosen our "test subjects" carefully. Our "test subjects" have been known to us for their taste in and demand from their skin care products. Some of them have families to help with our children's line, and, maybe most importantly, they have skin they want to take good care of. It is our goal to make sure that our "test subjects" are happy and, if they aren't, it's back to the drawing board for us. We take their suggestions on changes and recreate the product to be more appealing. This process can take time and several attempts to get right, but the quality of our products is extremely important to us.
When it comes to choosing what we make, well, that can sometimes be a case of the eyes being bigger than the stomach (in a metaphoric kind of way...really, that's a metaphor...don't eat our products, please ;). One of the ways we have found inspiration is through the crafty bloggers and DIYers on Pinterest. There are countless amazing and fun ideas out there on the world wide web, as well as a seemingly endless supply of information for us to read over and apply to our daily creations. It can be a real challenge to slim down the ones we really want to try. Our long years of research help guide us to what we feel will be good recipes to try as well as what we may want to change. Sometimes we work together and sometimes we work apart, but we always have fun and share what we have discovered with each other.
The other main way we choose what products to make comes from the requests we receive from others as well as our own desire for a specific skin care product. Customizable skin care products is at the core of what drives us to build a successful business. We know that each person we work with wants and deserves to have a
a caring heart
a keen mind
to help them find the solutions they are seeking. We feel we have those three qualities and are eager to have a place that allows us to interact more fully with our community.
We encourage everyone to keep following us through our blog and Facebook to keep up to date on what we are creating. There are some exciting things in process that we are very much looking forward to sharing!
What kind of products do you think would be fun to see us try out? Are there any Pinterest challenges or recipes you have a desire to try out, but haven't yet? Want to see us try it out for you? Leave a comment and let us know!