Dreams to Reality - Brittney's Story from Frosting to Success

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.

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Staying Positive in Life

Life is hard. We all have good days and bad and it isn't always easy to stay positive. It can be difficult to focus on positive outcomes when it only seems like wishful thinking.

The average person has between 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day and you have the power to change your thoughts and change your own perspective. Each day we are given choices and we can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. As humans we face challenges everyday and we make choices in our life. Here are a 3 ways that help to maintain a positive perspective.

Slow Down

We live in a society where we are constantly go, go, go and we are always are onto the next thing. Therefore, we never stop and take time to live in the moment and appreciate where we currently are in life. It is so important to slow down and enjoy life. 

Ask yourself what you are grateful for

There are so many things that we can be grateful for in life sunshine, warm weather, clean water, food, shelter, education, etc. the list can go on and on. Take time each day to think about at least one thing you are grateful for in life and take time to appreciate the things that you are blessed with.

Surround yourself with positive people

The people that your surround yourself with can have an effect on your life. Choose to surround yourself with people that will encourage you to be the best you and are there to lift you up!

Today, make a commitment to slow down by taking atlas five minutes for yourself, make a list of things you are grateful for and surround yourself with people that will encourage you!

I would love to know of some ways that you like to stay positive. Share your advice in the comments.

- Brittney

"Reasons to Use Coconut Oil Daily"

Coconut Oil is one of the most amazing and versatile oils on Earth! I love coconut oil and use it in my daily life. I wanted to share with you some of the many uses of coconut oil.

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Southeast Asia, the Philippines, India and other countries consider the coconut tree as the “tree of life.” Coconut oil is an incredible ingredient for cooking, skincare, to personal care and more! Here are some of the many ways to incorporate into your everyday routine.

Cooking

Coffee CreamerReplace your dairy creamer with a spoonful of coconut oil for an extra power boost.

Sautéing or Frying - Coconut oil can be cooked at high heat and makes food taste amazing!

Popcorn Topping - Replace butter with coconut oil and drizzle over popcorn for a healthy snack.

Natural Skincare

Makeup Remover- rub a bit of coconut oil over your eyelids and wipe off with a warm cloth to remove eye makeup.

Moisturizer- replace your moisturizer with coconut oil. Did you know that coconut oil is known to reduce the signs of wrinkles, reduces cellulite, and reduces appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.

Shaving Cream- start using coconut oil as your shaving cream. Warm some coconut oil in your hands and apply to shaving area and then shave. Rinse and pat dry.

Personal Care

Coconut Oil Pulling - Pulling is an amazing way to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Click here to learn more about coconut oil pulling and how you can incorporate it into your routine.

Natural Mouthwash  and Toothpaste- In a bowl mix equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil. Then add a few drops of peppermint essential oils. Use daily to whiten teeth, freshen your breath and improve gum health.

Natural Bug Repellent - In a bowl mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree oil to repel flies, mosquitos, gnats, and bees

- Brittney