To be a small business owner, you must be driven. To be a successful small business owner, you must have passion. That passion is shown through every item that Katherine, owner of Scrub Me Skin Care, makes. If you’ve ever used any of her products or services, you know that you’re getting the best. That’s why we’re proud to have her as a featured maker this week on the Collectiv blog! See what she’s been up to with Scrub Me.
1) What makes your company unique?
Each ingredient in my products is carefully chosen to address a skin issue or skin type. I use different essential oils and plant based materials to treat different concerns someone might have. All my products are vegan, and preservative free. I like for my customers to be able to read the label and understand what’s in their products.
2) How did you start making?
I started my career in skin care a few years before I actually started making items. I was gaining a lot of ingredient and product knowledge and wanted to use that knowledge to start making a body care line. I actually started making scrubs to fade my own scarring and stretch marks and they got popular with my friends an family. My line expanded from there.
3) What inspires you as a maker?
I’m really inspired by my peers and clients. I love when people ask me for advice or pick my brain about skin care and ingredients. It always gives me great ideas and good insight as to what people are looking for. I also love brainstorming with fellow makers. You can always learn something new.
4) What are two things you'd like customers to know about you?
I live and breathe skin care. It’s not only my job but a big passion of mine; I love researching skin care ingredients and helping clients with their skin issues. Something else I love is baking and cooking, you can often find me in the kitchen or in front of the TV watching food network when I have down time.
5) What's a new project you're excited about?
New face masks! We just finished up revamping our bath bombs but we are most excited about these new facial masks we are working on.
6) What's on your playlist as you're creating?
To be honest I let Pandora radio create our playlists for us. I love “relaxation radio” and “zen sunrise radio” for the spa area.
7) Let's keep it local, what Chicago restaurant do you think everyone must try?
Slurping turtle! Amazing fresh food and ramen, not to mention a variety of vegan options.
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