Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweetly Official!




I have been working on a project for about…mmm…5 months now. I am nearing the very end and it is finally time to share. Sadly, some people I love might actually find out from my blog before hearing from me! I have been keeping it quiet until now. Now that it is time to reveal everthing I am so, busy, so busy…like not cooking busy…sigh. However, I finally have wrapped up the official stuff(licenses and tigers and insurance…oh my) and am ready to roll.

I, my friends, have an LLC. Making what food you ask? Not a spec is my answer. Clearly, the logical extension to most would be to do some sort of food product and frankly, for a long time I thought I would as well. However, life is full of twists and turns and alas, food has nothing to do with my LLC.

So, what is it you ask??? I am making all natural bath and skin care products for adults and babies. Crazy…I know! The reality is, I have been doing it for years. I won’t bore you with the where’s and whys of it, but I finally decided to do it as a business.



So here are the specifics… cuz I KNOW you are on the edge of your seats….

The product line is called Sweet Cheeks. Why? Because, it is what I call my kids and when my husband is really lucky….him. I wanted to use all natural products that are good for the skin and good for the earth. All the oils used are plant based which means that your skin is able to absorb them as opposed to just sitting on top of the skin. Funny, however, when deciding to start a company, the hard part wasn’t what ingredients to use to make my products, it was how to package them in a way that was gentle to the earth. To that end, most of Sweet Cheeks products are in glass containers and I am working hard to get all of them in glass and/or with as minimal packaging as possible.





So all my RVA peeps (yeah… I whipped out peeps) PLEASE come by and say hi. I will be at the West End farmers market every Wednesday (3-7) starting the April 28th and the St. Stephens farmers market about every other Saturday starting May 1st. You can also find me on Etsy, but I won't have any product on there until after the first farmers markets.

Plus follow Sweet Cheeks on facebook and twitter for specials!!

11 comments:

pjpink said...

Congratulations! May you succeed beyond your wildest imaginings!

Ann Minard said...

That is so exciting!

Chris said...

My wife has been practicing with this for a few months now. My bathroom looks like a meth lab with all of the brown essential and carrier oils.

Did you get any special training on the legal aspects of what you can and can't say in marketing? She wants to do something like you are doing but I worry about the potential entanglements with the FDA. The LLC is a very good start on your part.

Chef E said...

Oh I am so excited, and for some reason not getting your post in my feed!

When the kids were little I did a similar thing, and made candles- that business would be called 'hot cheeks', lol

Have a martini on me! That would be called something else, so cheers!

Carla and Michael said...

Congratulations, that is a major step. Hope all goes smoothly (pun) and the best of luck with your new endeavor.

Father John said...

I am so proud of you! I can't believe you kept it a secret for so long!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Congratulations! I love the name! I wish you all the best and can't wait to see you on Etsy. I have been experimenting the past few months too in making lotions and lip balms! Haven't quite gotten as far as you with packaging and labels. Lots of luck!

Choclette said...

Oh well done you - how exciting. Sounds great. I make all my own stuff cos it's so hard to find things that have got emulsifiers and preservatives that I feel happy with. Love the name, sounds highly appropriate - something to help keep your cheeks sweet. Good luck and hope you sell well at the markets.

Cate said...

congrats! sorry it took me forever to read this post and to send some love your way!

amazing! tell us more.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Wow. What a great idea. Best of luck to you in your business! Let us know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by at recipeswappingmomma.blogspot.com. My other blog shows up in the signature, so I wanted you to know who I am! :) Have a great day!

Tim Vidra said...

Love the packaging!