Flourish Natural Body Care Review + Giveaway!! (Closed)

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 www.FlourishNaturalBodyCare.com

 

 

HELLO & HAPPY TUESDAY!!

 

 

Back in 2004 in the mountains of Vermont, ..Flourish Natural Body Care was born!!

 

This company offers a wide variety of all natural products in a plethora of different scents and for a price that’s definitely a bargain!!

 

 

If you’re looking to embrace natural skincare, but you’re not a HUGE fan of earthy smelling products..

 

 

YOU WILL LOVE THE INNOVATIVE FLOURISH NATURAL BODY CARE PRODUCTS!!

 

 

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Flourish Natural Body Care is a Vermont company that handcrafts haircare and bodycare products from our own recipes using wholesome raw ingredients and intoxicating essential oils. Our formulas are simple, handmade and effective.

 

 
 

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Our promise to you is to take care of your body and the planet with our products. We do this by:

 

  • limiting our impact on the earth by keeping our batches small and handmade

  • incorporating organic ingredients; supporting our local community

  • creating products we want to use on ourselves and on our children!

  

 

 

 

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THE COMPLETE STORY

 

Flourish began back in 2004 in a little soap shop, in a little town in Vermont. Having taught herself the art of making handmade olive oil-based soaps, Kirsten opened the shop. Some great soaps were already being made in Vermont, but there was no store dedicated to a broad range of soaps made by one person and all sold in one place. The soaps, which came in an extensive array of scents and colors, became incredibly popular. Customers would discover a favorite and then request the same scent in a lotion or a crème or a perfume. To meet customer requests, Kirsten researched every ingredient and method to make these new products, while staying true to the philosophy of handmade, pure, and natural.

 

After several years, and an association with a local inn, visitors to the shop fell in love with the soaps and lotions and shampoos and conditioners they tried, and placed orders to be shipped back home so they could continue to enjoy them. But when the economy slowed, the number of  visitors to this little Vermont town slowed to a trickle. We wracked our brains about how to keep our business thriving and we thought… why don’t we take the top-selling products and scents and launch a wholesale line so other stores can sell our wonderful handmade products too?

 

So we did! In 2010, we launched Flourish Natural Body Care at the Boston Gift Show and caught the eye of the head buyer for Whole Foods North Atlantic as well as many other buyers who were very encouraging. We spent the next year learning about barcodes, packaging requirements, and what it takes to prepare for getting our products into Whole Foods stores. During that time we also drove all around New England meeting with Wellness Buyers in every Co-op and natural food store we could find, knowing they’d appreciate our choice of ingredients.

 

We steadily began to develop a following. Wherever we went, we did demos, sharing samples of Flourish, talking with customers, and explaining how Flourish products contained only a careful selection of ingredients. Finally, in 2011, we got into our first Whole Foods store in Portland, Maine. And then into a few others too! Things were looking good. Our success with spas, stores, and co-ops meant moving the operation to a large barn at our home.

 

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On August 28, 2011, it was one rainy day. We decided to pick whatever we could from the garden and make pickles. It just rained on and on. We got some phone calls about the river swelling and washing across the road in the next town over so we decided to walk across the field and take a look. The river was running high and fast. The change from the day before was dramatic – we’d gone tubing with the kids and had to walk in places because the river was so low. Now we watched and waited. We kept watch and starting moving things upstairs over the next couple of hours but then, very quickly, things got scary. We could see the river reach the crest of the bank, normally a 20 foot drop and 200 yards from the house. Then Darren saw the water in our field flowing backwards. He realized that something was damned upstream and that we were in trouble. Water began cascading into our basement and within 20 minutes our house and our workshop were under 5 feet of water. And just like that we lost our home and our business.

 

We moved into my parents house across town with our 5 children and cat and dog and began to evaluate what to do. All of our inventory, raw materials, machinery, labels, and equipment were destroyed. We had no product to ship and no way to make more. The entire interior of the house had to be gutted, bleached, and dried out. There was only one thing to do: rebuild the house and rebuild the business, whatever it took.

 

It took all we gave it, along with lots of help from friends and extended family. In about six months, against all odds, we had new product ready to ship. Unfortunately, we were ready, but most of our retailers weren’t. Too much time had elapsed and stores no longer had shelf space for Flourish.

   

 

 

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Organic sugar suspended in organic coconut oil exfoliates and moisturizes the most sensitive skin.  Our Lavender Mint Sugar Body Polish is solid in the jar and melts at skin temperature.  Scoop it out in the shower and rub it all over your skin, then rinse.  Sugar crystals gently remove dry, flaky skin and coconut oil locks in moisture.  Our Lavender Mint scent is soothing lavender blended with tingly sweet spearmint!  

 

Ingredients:

  Organic cane sugars, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, vegetable glycerin, essential oil blend, vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract

 

 

 

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 Smooth as silk,  this spreadable crème  drenches your skin with organic cocoa butter!  Enjoy this rich velvety texture from head to toe in our Honey Blossom  scent….a warm floral with delicious warm honey and vanilla undertones!

 

Ingredients:

  purified water, organic safflower oil, organic cocoa butter, organic beeswax, vegetable emulsifying wax,  gluconolactone/sodium benzoate, sodium borate, essential oil blend, xantham gum, citric acid

 

 

 

 

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Refresh yourself throughout the day with your favorite of our signature scents.  Our own essential oil blend in purified water.  Shake well and enjoy!  Lemongrass is a fresh burst of citrus and grassy green notes!  

 

Lemongrass

Ingredients:  purified water, our signature essential oil blend, grapefruit seed extract, gluconolactone/sodium benzoate

 

Rosewood Infusion

Ingredients:  purified water, our signature essential oil blend, grapefruit seed extract, gluconolactone/sodium benzoate

 

 

    

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 Rosewood Infusion Lotion

 

A light, fast absorbing blend of oils, extracts and vitamins to nourish your skin in a sultry, elegant scent! (9 oz.)

  

Ingredients:  organic aloe vera, organic safflower oil, organic coconut oil, purified water, organic beeswax, vegetable emulsifying wax, cetyl alcohol, panthenol (Vitamin B), gluconolactone/sodium benzoate, essential oil blend, xantham gum, citric acid, vitamin E

 

 

Lemongrass Lotion

 

A light, fast absorbing blend of oils, extracts and vitamins to nourish your skin in an uplifting grassy citrus scent!

 

Ingredients:  organic aloe vera, organic safflower oil, organic coconut oil, purified water, organic beeswax, vegetable emulsifying wax, cetyl alcohol, panthenol (Vitamin B), gluconolactone/sodium benzoate, essential oil blend, xantham gum, citric acid, vitamin E

 

 

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Get an extra boost of deep  cleansing from our own blend of pure citrus oils.  Combined with silk protein and vitamins for shine and lightness!

 

 Ingredients:

 

  organic aloe vera, decyl glucoside, sodium laroyl lactylate, vegetable glycerin, glyceryl caprylate caprate, hydrolyzed silk protein, panthenol (Vitamin B), Gluconolactone/sodium benzoate, sodium chloride (salt),  essential oil blend, citric acid

 

 

 


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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian in New York City. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and am pursuing a MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences while teaching yoga and working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. I have never heard of Flourish but I am always looking to try new natural beauty products. I would love to win so that I could try their lotion and body polish, and if I like the product, further support the business.

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