The need for natural products has increased over the years as people find they don’t want all those hard to pronounce preservatives and chemicals in their bodies and on their skin. Teresa Carey’s business, Naturally clean, offers all natural soap products that are chemical and preservative free (containing no sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, triclosan, FD&C dyes/colorants, petroleum products, and synthetic fragrance oils.)
Naturally clean products are handmade, using all natural essential oils, plants or flowers, and herbs. In the Naturally clean Etsy shop you can purchase items including, soap bars, foaming soap, lip balms, body scrub, foot scrub, lip scrub, shea butter, diaper cream, and a variety of facial masks. There is something for everyone including vegan options.
Teresa started her business in July 2012 after battling her children’s eczema, searching for products to help, and realizing all the chemicals that were found in skin products. Her journey began there and now she sells to local shops, craft fairs and is going to branch out into farmers markets this coming summer. She says having a strong support systems keeps her business and family balanced. She also includes and welcomes the help of her children, since they have taken an interest in her business.
Teresa offers this advice to other mom entrepreneurs, “Get to know your market, your niche and that's where you target your business. Often it is those who have similar interests as you that will love what you do. I am not very good at selling myself/my business - I am not a salesperson and probably never will be, but I firmly believe that if you are passionate about what you are doing people will see that. If I can educate just one person about the harmful chemicals found in many soap products and that there are natural alternatives then I feel like I did my job.”
“Once you've tried one of these lathery treasures, you'll never again be satisfied with 'store-bought' bars. So do yourself and your world a big favor and start using REAL soap.” - Teresa Carey, Naturally Clean