About me and NutriScents
Thank you so much for taking a moment to view my first Kickstarter project. My small company is very close to my heart not only because it's my baby, but also because it gives me a chance to tell my story and help others with sensitive skin, medical skin conditions or who just want to stop using harsh chemical products.
My name is Lynne and I was once the last person who would ever have given up my favourite over-priced anti-wrinkle creams, even with all the chemicals they contained. That was until some products started making me sick.
I took my new-found passion and healthier lifestyle choice and started NutriScents Natural Skin Care.
My Cup Runneth Over!
As I shard in my video, three years ago I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I knew my friends cared for me but when I shared with people that they had found a lump in my breast, I was truly overwhelmed. My friends and family were amazing and supportive, but people I had never even met stepped up to help too. I live in Markdale, Ontario I live in Markdale Ontario and the cancer hospital in Toronto is 3 hours away. When a friend found out I would be travelling back and forth for treatments, he introduced me to an incredible group called Get Rec'd, and when they held their annual fundraiser hockey tournament, I had my very own team playing for me! Their goal is to help raise funds for people like myself with high expenses, such as travel and accommodations. I was so touched at the kindness of the women who played for me and the generosity of groups like this one ... my cup runneth over!
I was very fortunate in the end. The breast cancer was caught early, so I didn't need chemotherapy. It was a good feeling to be able to pass along the "puck," so to speak, to another cancer fighter who could use the funds my team raised. The ordeal gave me an eye-opening peek into the hearts of others ... such as yourself on Kickstarter helping people just like me!
Helping others is one reason I am doing this project ... to give back to groups like Get Rec'd that directly assist cancer patients in need of financial, emotional or psychological aid. Which is why you will see in my rewards the travel sets that will be donated in your name. It may be a small gesture but for someone away from home, enduring the terrible days of chemotherapy, even a small gesture is an important and valued one. My goal is to be able to make as many of these sets as possible, and create a special natural gift set for you as a reward.
What's In This Stuff That Makes It SO GOOD?
I'm very proud of the skin care products I have created. I use only the finest ingredients like organic hemp, coconut, olive, sunflower, African palm, avocado and many other 100% natural ingredients. Never will you find a cancer causing chemical in ANY of NutriScents products!
My website's blog is my way of sharing with people the importance of not using products with certain chemicals that have been linked to numerous health problems. Most people don't understand the big, complicated list of ingredients. If people really knew what some of those names actually mean, they wouldn't ever use them again.
Here are some of the ingredients used in my skin care products.
- Oil bases from Hemp, Coconut, Olive, Sunflower, African palm, Avocado and others.
- Healing mineral clay such as Bentonite, Autralian pink, French green, red and yellow, Kaolin white and Rhassoul.
- Highest grade of activated charcoal, mineral salts, herbal and botanical ingredients.
- The world's most healing and beneficial essential oils.
Type Of Skin Care Products I Offer
- All natural soaps in 1 oz and extra large 5 oz bars
- Healing Hemp body lotion gentle enough for serious skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and even baby's sensitive skin.
- Facial care luxury whipped face cleanser, facial toner to tighten pores, mineral masks to clear up, tighten and refresh skin.
- Facial creams for anti aging, acne serum and skin brightening vitamin C.
- Exclusive to this project, my bath soaks to help skin hold moisture while offering therapeutic benefits such as muscle or joint soreness.
- Natural pet supplies like 100% natural Castile for allergy suffering pets, whipped coconut and olive oil soap to clean your pet without harsh or dangerous chemicals.
How Will Your Backing Help?
Your backing of my first funded project will help me to:
- Use income from this project to purchase raw materials and create more of my finished products and inventory.
- Expand my of product line to carry more items.
- Give me a larger customer base so that I may generate future sales.
- Help generate a wider audience to help others understand the chemicals used in some products.
- Build my brand and help to generate traffic.
Success of this project will also allow me to use some of the income generated, to create other natural products that I have been asked to make. The first product I plan to make and I believe one of the most important chemical skin care products people should stop using is deodorant. Chemical deodorants are used on the closest link from the outside of our body, to our lymph nodes; under the arm. Our bodies sweat to release toxins from the body, but who wants to be sweaty all day? I have been testing new recipes and formulas to create a type of cream, which helps to keep our skin feeling dry and fresh, without the dangerous ingredients. If this project is successful, it can definitely help me to develop new and important natural products like this.
How Can Anyone Help?
Even if you aren't able to financially support my project, you can still support my goals! I could really use more likes to my Facebook page. I will be updating my blog, Facebook and all other social media accounts every day that this project is running and would love to share the progress with as many of you as possible. Feedback would be so helpful and my page is a great place to hear what people like you have to say about my products and even topics I write about on my blog.
The most difficult challenge for me since starting NutriScents has been bringing traffic to my website and social media pages. I am SO NOT a designer or photographer! On the other hand, having to do all the work myself has given me a new sense of pride and accomplishment. Every day I am posting links to sites like Facebook groups, tweeting about a topic that will get people's attention and hashtagging till the wee hours.
As I keep learning about things like search engine optimization, proper lighting in photos and much more along the way, I go back into my website and make improvements. There was no way I could afford to pay someone else to do the work for me. I had to learn to do these things myself. Now, I'm getting more traffic than before summer.
Reward Level Donations
At every rewards level, I will be donating travel sets to people undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatments, or who are recovering from cancer. Each set will contain:
- Hemp Therapy Shampoo - 60 ml
- Hemp Therapy Conditioner - 60 ml
- Healing Hemp Body Lotion (choice of natural essential oils - Lavender, Orange or Lemongrass)
- Triple Citrus Natural Soap - 1 oz bar Total Detox Charcoal Soap - 1 oz bar
All pledges for gift sets will come in a beautiful basket and wrapped in either Christmas or nature themed paper. Exact style may vary depending on availability.
Should my project not reach my funding goal, I will still be donating a minimum of 50 travel sets by December 31, 2015. Be sure to follow my blogs to see updates.
To find out more about any of the products I am offering in my rewards, you can visit my website where all of the details of each product are listed. www.nutriscents.ca
Availability For Christmas Delivery
It's my goal to have all Christmas gift sets in the mail no later than the first week of December. I will be tracking the progress every step of the way and in anticipation, am able to make more products. Regular gift sets for you or someone special in your life, will be mailed out as soon as the Christmas gift sets are shipped.
I have incredible friends and family who have helped me so far with craft shows, packaging and shipping so far. They are excited and very supportive of me and my project! So, should there be an overwhelming response and I pass my minimum goal amount, there will be no problems creating as many rewards and gift sets as needed.
Additional Packaging and Shipping Info
Orders outside of North America will be wrapped in a beautiful natural theme paper and artist's greeting card. Shipping time estimates can vary from country to country, but I will be sure to get all orders sent as soon as possible.
After the 30 day period should my project reach the funding goal, you will receive an email in advance that you may fill out with any preferences in product selections or allergies to natural products so that substitutions may be made.
If you have any questions about any of my products, by all means send me a message!
Risks and challenges
Due to the type of products I make with raw materials, I am fortunate to be able to create finalized products within a short period of time. Natural soaps do take some time to complete the soaponification process, which is why I am launching my project a bit earlier than the typical season begins. Should the project do extremely well, although I will do my very best to send your exact type of natural soap, substitutions may be needed.
Due to availability of specific packing materials, the final packaging may vary.
The deadline is roughly December 8th with Canada Post for Christmas delivery in Canada and the United States. For orders worldwide, although shipped at the same time, will likely not make it to all countries in time for the Christmas season but probably will arrive in early January. This is why my goal is to have all sets in the mail well ahead of this deadline. I will be keeping detailed shipping details and tracking of all orders and should there be any delays from the post, you will be notified right away.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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