1. What made you want to start the Frosting Company®?
My sister, Gabrielle was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 10 (today she is a college student and founder of Inspiring Honey Productions). Because of her experience we became more aware of our environment from what we eat to what we put onto our skin. One day my sister and I were reading the ingredients on our favorite bath and beauty products and we were appalled to learn what was in them. You know the saying “you are what you eat” well you are what you put onto your skin too. So we stared making our own lotions and bath fizzie (bath bombs) and giving them out to our friends and family. One thing led to another and now our products are available online and in stores across the country. We also donate a portion of our proceeds to find a cure for childhood cancer.
2. What influenced you to become an entrepreneur?
I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. For at least five generations back in my family have been entrepreneurs and I guess you could say I got the entrepreneurial gene. Growing up I was more interest in playing with my cash register than I was in playing with my dollhouse. In high school and into my early years of college I ran my own Ebay business and was a five star top rated seller. Growing up I new that someday I wanted to start my own business. I could never imagined the magnitude of what my dream would eventually become.
3. How did you come up with the name “FrostingCompany®"?
One of our first products my sister and I started making in our kitchen was body butter. (Body butter is similar to lotion. Lotion contains water where body body contains a blend of oils and butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter etc.) We wanted to come up with a name for the business and a batch of body butter we recently made looked and smelled just like vanilla cake frosting! From that moment the Frosting Company® was born. Our slogan is “Enriching Your Skin with Nature’s Sweetness” ® because we use natural, organic and plant based ingredients in all of our products.
4. What is something you like to do?
Something you may not know about me is that I like to cook. You can find me watching cooking shows and trying new recipes. Cooking is something you can experience with all five senses from sight, smell, hearing it cook, touching and of course taste! Some people put on music or go for a run when they are stressed, me on the other hand I like to cook. It's incredible how a few simple ingredients and a blend of spices can transform into something amazing.
5. What is some of the best advice you received?
The best advice I received is to not be afraid because you don’t know if you don’t try. Fear is something that we all deal with pretty much on a daily basis. I’m learning that it is ok to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things.