Grow My Local Small Business

By Lynette Shillingford

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Grow My Local Small Business

Project 2021-09-09 10:17:46 +1200

I believe that great quality products should be within everyone's reach. I have spent 3 years making products, fine tuning products, testing them and fine tuning again till I am happy with them. I had also been saving for those 3 years in preperation for this.

I became passionate about making more natural products after noticing a store purchased lip balm was not recommended for children under seven years old and wondered what was in it that was so harmful to someone of that age or younger.

Unfortunately the dream of releasing my full range was pushed back last year when Covid took most of my savings. I started saving again. Then our landlord told us she wanted to move back into her home (fair enough, it is her home after all). Sadly with the increase in bond it cost us nearly all of our savings to move and my dream of releasing my new products disappeared too. This year is my year! I am ready to release these products, and would love to do it in time for the Christmas rush! However I need the following items and any support from the community for my dream would be appreciated:

One year supply of soap ingredients and equipment - $450 supplied by In My Soap Pot. This will supply over 1000 bars of soap!

Website - $300. I currently have a basic website through Wix, However I am currently in the process of designing another one with more selling options for my expanding range.

Ingredients and packaging materials - $1000. This will cover the ingredients for most of my new range as well as the packaging and photos for the website.

Total cost - $1,750. I am asking for a total of $2,000 to cover any admin fees and unexpected expenses that may arise. Rest assured I am also saving so that next year I can do my Diploma in Natural Skincare. Thank you for your support in my vision, my creativity and my dream.

My line will include natural facial serums for all skin types, lip balms (both natural, flavoured and vegan), facial cleansers, facial toners/mists, body butters (both natual and fragranced), body lotion, body oil (natural), massage oil (natural), foot scrub, foot butter (natural), vegan candles, vegan wax melts, wax burners, vegan tea lights, reed diffusers, room and linen sprays, cold process soaps, body scrubs, bath salts (both natural and fragranced), bath bombs (natural and fragranced). This does not include products that I will learn through my Diploma. 

Thank you once again. Your donation to my dream truely means the world to me.

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Progress so far

24/09/2021 at 4:10 PM

I just wanted to say thank you to those who have donated so far. I have started working on my new website in the hope of reaching my goal in the next two months. I'm really excited for you to see it once it is complete! 

    Pledgers 5

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-09-25 17:10:49 +1200

    "I love your black raspberry candles. All the best in your achieving your goal."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-09-14 16:20:45 +1200

    "Years ago I purchased some products from a small business and to this day I still use them. Best money I ever spent on my skin. Good luck!"

    Judith Anne Lewis
    2021-09-14 16:10:08 +1200

    "Good luck with your dream cuz, I hope you are successful x"

    Julie Ann Lewis
    2021-09-14 14:42:13 +1200

    "The mumma"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-09-10 16:52:06 +1200

    "Every big business starts out small. I hope you get that shop one day."

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    Grow My Local Small Business

    Project 2021-09-09 10:17:46 +1200

    I believe that great quality products should be within everyone's reach. I have spent 3 years making products, fine tuning products, testing them and fine tuning again till I am happy with them. I had also been saving for those 3 years in preperation for this.

    I became passionate about making more natural products after noticing a store purchased lip balm was not recommended for children under seven years old and wondered what was in it that was so harmful to someone of that age or younger.

    Unfortunately the dream of releasing my full range was pushed back last year when Covid took most of my savings. I started saving again. Then our landlord told us she wanted to move back into her home (fair enough, it is her home after all). Sadly with the increase in bond it cost us nearly all of our savings to move and my dream of releasing my new products disappeared too. This year is my year! I am ready to release these products, and would love to do it in time for the Christmas rush! However I need the following items and any support from the community for my dream would be appreciated:

    One year supply of soap ingredients and equipment - $450 supplied by In My Soap Pot. This will supply over 1000 bars of soap!

    Website - $300. I currently have a basic website through Wix, However I am currently in the process of designing another one with more selling options for my expanding range.

    Ingredients and packaging materials - $1000. This will cover the ingredients for most of my new range as well as the packaging and photos for the website.

    Total cost - $1,750. I am asking for a total of $2,000 to cover any admin fees and unexpected expenses that may arise. Rest assured I am also saving so that next year I can do my Diploma in Natural Skincare. Thank you for your support in my vision, my creativity and my dream.

    My line will include natural facial serums for all skin types, lip balms (both natural, flavoured and vegan), facial cleansers, facial toners/mists, body butters (both natual and fragranced), body lotion, body oil (natural), massage oil (natural), foot scrub, foot butter (natural), vegan candles, vegan wax melts, wax burners, vegan tea lights, reed diffusers, room and linen sprays, cold process soaps, body scrubs, bath salts (both natural and fragranced), bath bombs (natural and fragranced). This does not include products that I will learn through my Diploma. 

    Thank you once again. Your donation to my dream truely means the world to me.

    Comments

    Progress so far

    24/09/2021 at 4:10 PM

    I just wanted to say thank you to those who have donated so far. I have started working on my new website in the hope of reaching my goal in the next two months. I'm really excited for you to see it once it is complete! 

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-09-25 17:10:49 +1200

      "I love your black raspberry candles. All the best in your achieving your goal."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-09-14 16:20:45 +1200

      "Years ago I purchased some products from a small business and to this day I still use them. Best money I ever spent on my skin. Good luck!"

      Judith Anne Lewis
      2021-09-14 16:10:08 +1200

      "Good luck with your dream cuz, I hope you are successful x"

      Julie Ann Lewis
      2021-09-14 14:42:13 +1200

      "The mumma"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-09-10 16:52:06 +1200

      "Every big business starts out small. I hope you get that shop one day."

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