Thursday, April 11, 2019

His Garden Naturals' Pop up Customized Butter Bar

Would you like a local pop up customized body/hair butters bar?

We want to do another pop up shop for my company His Garden Naturals in Richmond VA, during summer. This time, at another location and, I want to create on the spot two customized blended butters for your hair and body. You would be able to order, get a ticket/receipt to hold on to it for approximately 30 minutes or later, and return to our pop up kiosk to pick up your jar of body & hair butter. Hmmm. How does that sound?  It would probably work better at a mall, flea market or outdoor event such as a festival or concert where people will be attending for several hours. We will always have the option of purchasing custom made online during these events. Tell me what you think? I would love to get your feedback and ideas that will help me make this effort a success. 

I was recently an opening keynote speaker at a conference for empowering women and  had the opportunity to  feature and sell some of my nourishing whipped lip, body and hair butters.  LOL! I took this from my daughters's instagram story below: 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Mother Daughter Talk On Taking Breaks - Supporting Mental Health

Take a break!

On Taking breaks for self-care and mental health wellness, Me and my daughter Imani teamed up to talk about things we do to maintain emotional and mental wellness while we were walking through the mall for brief walking exercise. We encourage you to intentionally reserve time to take self care breaks. Taking breaks are important to mental and physical health (emotionally, psychologically and physically) because you rest your body and brain. My daughter is definitely into fitness because her father (my ex-husband) and I were always into including healthy choices in our diet and her father was more of the workout parent. Although, we did work out together and walked in parks.

I started eating healthier before I became pregnant and only gave my daughter mostly organic and natural foods. She ate what we cooked and grinded. The only prepared baby food I would sometimes buy were from Earth's Best Organic Baby Food which was new to the market. Anyway, take a look at our talk on taking breaks:



We really hope these women will eventually be fairly compensated for their labor of making shea butter. This is important to me and my company of making natural products because we use organic Shea butter shipped straight from Africa that we pick up from Vital Health Foods in NY annually. Once in a while, we have even seen a few pieces of the nut or shell in our bags straight from the village. So different than purchasing local. I went on a YouTube binge of watching women in several villages creating shea butter. I wanted to share with you as well. I loooove shea butter for its many benefits but enough talking. Here's the two last videos I watched.

Women are teaching other women from rural areas, how to make shea butter.  This is powerful because women are teaching other women how to create income for them and their families. This is EMPOWERMENT! This is how it was many years ago when so many of our ancestors used their creativity and experiences to help their communities and become entrepreneurs which creates jobs for families.