Tuesday, July 19

Tuesday Tip : Shop Local with Sugar and Spice Scrubs

This week, I'm thrilled to talk with Ellen Wilamoski of Sugar and Spice Scrubs!  I love her scrubs!  My current favorite is Cherry Almond, but every one I've used has been wonderful!


1) Tell us about your business in a few words.
My husband inspired me to start my own sugar scrub business after making gifts for my children's teachers last holiday season. I made them each a lavender sugar scrub and received so much positive feed back. I make the sugar scrubs by hand with a mixture of all natural oils, sugar, soap coloring and I have over 40 different scents to chose from. They are great for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.

2) How long have you been in business?
I started researching in December and launched my business in early February 2011.

 3) Why should people shop with you?
 Not only are my sugar scrubs affordable, but they come in a variety of scents that anyone would love. They make great gifts and are so affordable. My guests love trying out the different scents whenever they visit.

4) Best thing about having your own business?
I would have to say the best thing is that I can make my own schedule. I have been a stay at home mom for over 6 years and didn't want to give up my time with my kids so I work on my sugar scrub business more at night, after the kids are in bed.

5)Favorite local businesses/places to shop:
I usually shop local craft fairs like the Mooresville Artisan Market.  I also love checking out the items in Black Lion and Sweet Tooth in Huntersville.

6) Why do you prefer to buy local?
Since starting my own business I tend to buy more from local businesses. Especially when I buy gifts for people. I never know what someone already has so why not get them a one of a kind, handmade item. Same goes for restaurants, I like supporting the local business owners.

7)Anything to add?
I also have an all Natural line, made with a mixture of all natural oils, sugar, no coloring and pure essential oils. I am also excited to announce that I have started working on a COCKTAIL line. I will be adding scents like Mojito, Fuzzy Navel, Sangria, Pina Coloda, Margarita and Gin Martini. The cocktail line will be available starting July 29th.


Thank you so much, Ellen!   


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