We are thrilled to have become the new owners of Spiffy Naturals, and would like to introduce ourselves; Erin Chumbley and Justin Sowik. We have been in the cleaning business for over a combined 15 years, and are excited to venture into this new opportunity to provide people with healthy, eco friendly, and natural cleaning options. Stay tuned as we venture forward in the months to come. We are excited to make Spiffy Naturals a part of your healthy home.
Change seems to be all around us these days and Spiffy Naturals has certainly seen its fair share of change.
The last few weeks have been full of graphic design, bottle manufacturers and printing companies. There certainly is a lot more to running a company than I originally thought. So many lessons learned and even more improvement's made. I have worked with many talented professionals including Shawn at Wild & Light
Sabrina from Stationary Designs by Sabrina
I have also been fortunate enough to be showcasing my products in one of my favourite Toronto, ON shops, The Evergreen Brick Works. The Brick Works buyer is an incredibly talented and eco conscious woman named Katie. I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful organization that is offering education, plants and products to help make everyones lives a little more eco-friendly. http://www.evergreen.ca/
The most recent, and most incredible change has been our move to Hamilton, ON. Hamilton has impressed me beyond belief. I am surrounded by so many unique and eco friendly businesses. I have never felt more at home and I give great thanks to the many young entrepreneurs who inspire me every day.
Since being in Hamilton I have been fortunate enough to meet the very driven and tireless Parul of Goji Berry Health Foods. Her enthusiasm for quality and sustainability is a constant reminder to strive for a more eco friendly life. This wonderful shop is full of eco conscious items, including organic foods, beauty and home care products. I am honoured to say that Spiffy Naturals is now available at the Goji Berry Health Foods! What a pleasure to be a part of this local gem that supports such a healthy line of products.
In the past few months I have realized that each and every person I meet on this journey has helped me to grow in ways I could never dreamt and I very much look forward to many more experiences and relationships ahead. Bring on the change Hamilton!!
Today I have some great information to share !
I am going to tell you about a few of my current partnerships and how valuable each one has been. My first partnership began in the not so small town of Milton, ON. I was running low on energy after spending many late nights working on Spiffy Naturals, so I headed over to my favourite little vegan cafe, Health E Nut. I had mentioned to the then new owner Maria Garrigan that I was in desperate need of a pick me up and she had just the thing. Health E Nut offers a variety of fresh smoothies and juices, light meals and an ever growing grocery section.
As Maria blended up my long time favourite juice (Vitamin C) I told her about my new venture into the natural cleaning product world. She was graciously intrigued and allowed me to have a small section in her store to trial my product. As my working hours grew and grew, I was in more need of her fabulous juice. I continued to visit Health E Nut regularly and my business relationship with Maria and her friendly staff grew into a friendship, of which I am so grateful.
One of the most wonderful discoveries was that the large amount of juicing in the cafe meant an even larger amount of citrus rinds being discarded. I had my big lightbulb moment when I saw this and Maria thankfully was thrilled to give the citrus rinds a new home. This means I am able to stay eco friendly by reusing food waste and use 100% organic citrus rinds to make my all natural cleaning solutions.
We are improving each day through partnerships like Health E Nut and many others.
Tune in for our next blog when we discuss our new venture with the very eco friendly Evergreen Brick Works!!
Pure Positive Power
Here I am, my first blog !
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share my passion for sustainable, chemical free living. My goal is to start a conversation about eco friendly life and all of the perks it has to offer. I want to take you back to basics and consider a more simple way of life.
Imagine we all turned back the clock a little, back to the days when the water was flowing in the creek beside the house, the birds were singing in the trees, to the days when mostly everything you had came from mother nature.
I have decided to create this life for me and my entrepreneurial partner. We love the convenience of the city, but yearn for the room to grow and create in the country. I felt the best way to get us to that lifestyle would be to start an unconventional career. I had been interested in becoming a business entrepreneur in the past year and started dabbling in the homemade beauty products, scrubs, eye shadow until one thing led to the next and I moved on to household cleaning products.
Now luckily for me, not everyone is interested in living with the basics, so I thought what if I created a simple, eco friendly alternative to the commercial product and offered the city dweller the homemade rendition of an all natural cleaning team.
One word explains it all, TIME... time is one thing most people lack. Have you ever come home at the end of your day and thought I had better whip up some laundry powder, or toothpaste? No you buy it, you buy it so that you won't lose time that could be spent elsewhere. Now this is excellent for nearly everyone who isn't interested in grating a bar of soap for 15 minutes for one load of laundry.
Now, one of the many things you are missing when you buy a product like this is the purity. These days most, if not all of your household cleaning products are made entirely with man made chemicals. As we learn more and more of how these chemicals affect our bodies we start to appreciate the products with less and less of these nasty chemical ingredients.
That's where I can help, Spiffy Naturals provides a cleaning product alternative to those looking to make a change.
My goal will be to help others live clean, positive and happy lives
Read more next week when I talk about the partnerships I have acquired and the industries you will feel good about supporting.
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