Harmony Acres Soap Co. - Go Ahead, Get Smelly!
Harmony Acres Soap Co. - Go Ahead, Get Smelly!
Be a part of the smelliness! Help us change the world with a new product line for next season's Natural Products Expo East!
Be a part of the smelliness! Help us change the world with a new product line for next season's Natural Products Expo East! Read more
About this project
Here at Harmony Acres, we only use plant-derived essential oils to scent our products - NOT carcinogenic, man-made, synthetic oils.
Essential Oils are more than just scents, they are skin/body beneficials. This means that when applied to the skin through a carrier such as Olive Oil, they serve a purpose as well. For example: Lavender EO is very relaxing, and actually helps relieve headaches whereas synthetic lavender tends to create headaches.
When we learned our skin absorbs anywhere from 21- 94% of what is put on it, it was a no-brainer that we needed to do something! There are many synthetic ingredients found in personal care products that are questionable as to their long term health effects and safety for human consumption. We believe that if there is an ingredient that could potentially be harmful or could have adverse long-term effects on our health, we shouldn't use it in our products when there are healthy and safe alternatives.
This is why we are committed to making only natural products! Since our skin is our biggest organ and takes in what we feed it, and body tissue has the ability to store; chemicals can add up. By leaving out the harmful ingredients, we are minimizing the burden our bodies have eliminating these chemicals. Natural isn't just a trend - it’s a way of life. It is very rewarding and fun to create a product that helps our bodies instead of a product that just makes us money.
Every product you find at Harmony Acres Soap Company is handmade and natural… real stuff, real good™.
Go Ahead, Get Smelly™!
"Harmony Smelly Packs" (sample/travel kits) have been in the back of our minds for several years now! This new product line will highlight our top sellers, as well as bring the convenience of "getting smelly" a whole new way! In order to make this goal come to pass, several things need to be in place.
New label designs (design, material testing, printing...) need to be in place, as well as special containers to carry these products. We have several containers in mind (pictured below). "Harmony Baby" is a product line that we have also been interested in completing. Currently we have Harmony Baby Lotions and Soaps, but with the funding of this project we we will be able to continue that line with new label designs, as well as a whole "Harmony Mommy" line to compliment "Harmony Baby". This will include "After-Birth Bath Tea", as well as several oils such as "Pre-Birth" & "Birth-Ease".
The overall outcome of this project is to have these new lines of products available by the fall of 2014 in order to be "Trade Show Ready". What does this mean? Well, for starters, the "Trade Show" we are referring to is the Natural Products Expo East. This event showcases trends in natural, organic and healthy lifestyles through the introduction of new brands such as Harmony Acres Soap Co..
NPEE is the largest east coast natural product trade show and allows new brands exposure to over 25,000 industry members. We have been working toward this goal for 6 years now, and the time has come to make the leap! NPEE is a serious undertaking, and will require inventory build-up, new space requirements and more efficient manufacturing of products. During this process, we intend to keep the personal touch of HASC and at the same time reaching out and exposing our brand!
This is where YOU come in...
How you can help...
As you can see, there are many steps and a lot if financial needs to add whole product lines. We would love for you to be a part in the next phase of growth for Harmony Acres Soap Co.!
Here's a breakdown of what is needed and how your support will be used:
- $750 - Sample/Travel size Lotion Bottles
- $1000 - Sample of packaging...
- $500 - Small Deodorant Sample Tubes
- $969 - 13 Gallon Water Jacketed Oil Tank Melter
- $678 - 6 1/2" Manual Bottle Label Applicator
- $2000 - New Labels : Design and Printing (sample of what's to come!)
- $2500 - Phase II of Soap Shop - double size, more shelving for product, ingredients and packaging. Office relocated to soap shop.
- $230 - Commercial Scale
Our goal is teency compared to our total financial needs! But, it’s a huge step towards becoming a household brand! Equipment purchases are huge for a small business. We need to speed up our production, and your Kickstarter contributions will be a humongous help!
Over the last six years, we have "self funded" Harmony Acres to where it is now. From Farmers Markets to Art Shows, we have taken advantage of every opportunity to expose HASC to you! We could never have imagined the impact our products have had! It is very rewarding to have testimony after testimony (see below...) from people like you telling us about how the soap actually works, or how the lotion actually feels amazing and the scent stays true!
There have been countless emails (thank you!) of individuals telling us (see below...) how a certain product has helped bring relief to an irritating case of eczema, and how the bugs actually don't bother them when they use No More Bugggz! The next phase of growth needs to happen in order to be ready for the 2014 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD!
Sampling of Our Products...
Please visit our website: www.getsmelly.com for more great product information!
If we meet our goal of $9,500 by the end of our campaign, your credit card will then go through. If we don't reach $9,500, your credit card will not be charged. To pledge your support, click the green box!
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Testimonies of Smelly People.
Itchy Eczema GONE! October 11, 2012 Reviewer: Kristina M. from Boomer, NC United States My daughters both have eczema on hands and in bends of arms and back of legs. This bar of soap has healed their sensitive skin areas and is better than those prescription creams any-day!
HASC "Go Ahead! Get Smelly!" bumper sticker...
"World Famous" Soothing Mint Lip Balm...
Smelly Sampler...(Smelly Sampler has five 1.5 oz. bars...)
4 oz. Whole Body Lotion...
5.5 oz. Bar Soap...(there are more to choose from!)
Harmony Acres is a Family run business! We love creating amazing products that help people! We are inspired on a daily basis with all of the incoming testimonies! Thank you so much for checking us out and for your support! -The Emmons'
Risks and challenges
We hope all rewards will be fulfilled by the end of November. A portion of reward #6 will continue over the course of one year, "Soap of the Month Club" portion ends November 2014! If by chance a large board falls on my foot during the building part and there is a setback in production, we will immediately train Cedar (our 6 year old) to make soap and all rewards should be completed by the end of December! Thank you for supporting us in so many ways!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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