Herbal Body Blessings was originated in August 2006 by Janie Brodie in Richmond, VA., with the desire to create all natural products that was not only good for the skin, but smelled great too. Janie Brodie is the wife and mother of three little blessings Shawn Jr., Brandon, and Jordan. Herbal Body Blessings is a family business who strives to put GOD first and to spread the gospel about GOD’s goodness!
“We began by creating the first cocoa butter blend body butter in 2006 and have since add many assorted fragranced shea & coco butter based body butters as well as bath salts, bath teas, lip balms, and soaps. Herbal Body Blessings was a God given thought that has now manifested into blessed product business that we are grateful for. We take pride in the enjoyment of our product by our customers and in each product handmade for them.”
“Some of the obstacles we faced along the way is effective marketing. Social networking is great as far as spreading the word but not as effective as some of the tradeshows, expos, & fairs that give potential customers tangible exposure to your products. Tradeshows for small businesses can be very expensive. There are many that we would have loved to participate in, but due to the elevated vendor fees that cost hundreds and some a little over a thousand dollars, have decided it’s not cost efficient at this time. So we tend to vendor at local expos such as Artisan Cafe of Virginia, Keenya Kelly’s Return of the Curls, craft shows, various church events, and others.
We were recently blessed with the opportunity to provide body butters for Judge Mablean’s 2012 HUF Awards in Long Beach, CA Honoring Unsung Fathers. We were very excited to sponsor products for the VIP/Celebrity gift bags for that event. As God continues to open doors, we enthusiastically pursue our opportunities as they arise. Our products tend to sell themselves once a person has a chance to view, test, and smell. So we continue to get the word out about our products and make the most of every feasible opportunity. The reward for us is the positive feedback, referrals, and testimonies that the customers give once they have tried our products. Our goal is to provide good quality products for our customers without obscene costs!”