It has taken a long time to get here and there has been one obstacle after another to get over, I am so near to seeing my dream coming to reality, but even at this final stage I continue to hit against more trials and tribulations. From the exorbitant minimum order quantities some suppliers have, to the short supply of ingredients primarily the Apricot Scrub which had a waiting list of at least 6 months!! My first thoughts were “this cannot be happening” but with sheer determination and after much searching I sourced a supplier in the US – requested a sample to ensure the high quality was not compromised in anyway, which it wasn’t and 2 months later 22kgs was delivered to my manufacturer. Another disaster averted.
My first vision of the product range was going to be two signature fragrances with 5 products. Over time as the realisation quickly hit me I knew this wasn’t going to happen and a total rethink was called for and the first of the collection is 3 products; The Body Crème, The Body Polisher and The Body Cleanser and 1 fragrance being “Salute the Sun”. I remember watching an episode of The Apprentice when the teams had to develop skincare products within a couple of days and sell them at a profit – they made it look so easy but trust me it isn’t. From the time I had the ‘aha’ moment to now it’s taken me years.