I heard about iVi Scents and I cant wait to try some of their products. I love bath products that are SO Vegan friendly, Earth friendly and Body, Beautiful friendly! She has every thing from Bath Bombs to to Towel Treats! I know Towel Treats, but they are so cute. Towel Treats are a super-soft cotton washcloth that has been artfully wrapped to resemble a delicious cupcake ! These make great gifts for birthdays, showers, and party favors.
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My favorite part is that its great for people with sensitive skin types!
I thought I would share her Bio with you, great story! You can also sign up and get a free gift card to try some of her products!
iVi Scents Began In 2009 With The Last $500 In My Bank Account.
It’s true. I now have manufacturing contracts and shipping warehouses, but in August of 2009, it was just me, in my kitchen, making soap to pay the rent. The recession has affected all of us in different ways, some more than others. Although my story has been in the news, I realize that many of your stories remain untold. This is for all of you. I hope you are encouraged to walk in your calling, now matter mighty it may seem!
Step 1: I Was Laid Off From My Job
I was working as a middle school history teacher when, during the height of a national recession AND a state budget crisis, I received news that I (along with 23,000 other new teachers) would be laid off at the end of the school year. I had put everything I had into becoming a teacher: my time, my life, my money, and my heart. I was devastated. At that point I had two choices: I could either cry or I could hustle. Because I’m a fighter, I chose the latter. I took my situation to the Lord, who gently reminded me that He had rescued me from even bigger dilemmas in the past. Comforted by this fact and resting on Faith, I knew everything would be okay.
Step 2: I Discovered My Plan B In iVi Scents
The only thing left to do was to figure out exactly what it was that I was going to be doing and how. Ironically, the idea for iVi Scents came to me just two months before the end of the school year when I was in search of two things for my classroom: 1) a cheaper and better smelling way to create plugin air fresheners, and 2) a hand sanitizer that didn’t smell or make my hands look like a dried up, funky lemon. While in search of these two solutions, I discovered a wide variety of products that could also be made safer, better smelling, and a whole lot cuter. The second thing I discovered was that many commercial companies are aware that their products are toxic, but ignore it in the interest of a higher profit. Floored by the fact that, for years, I had been putting products on my skin that were often worse than industrial detergents, I decided to make my own nontoxic products and share them with others.
Step 3: I Became A Chemist… Sorta
As a bath and body junkie, I had plenty of experience purchasing these kinds of products, but very little experience making or selling them. So, I spent the next four months researching, experimenting, and testing constantly. It was hard and free time was nonexistent. I was playing teacher by day and scientist at night, basically working two full-time jobs. Although there were very few successful projects and lots and lots of failures, the successes were a big hit and ultimately became the exact blueprint of the products you know and love today.
Step 4: I Built A Virtual Network Entirely Through Social Media
The success of iVi Scents is deeply rooted in Social Media. iVi Scents was officially launched August 11, 2009 – the day our first YouTube Product Review went live. In fact, my first sale was from a person who watched that review on YouTube. As a result of a few successes, I began creating videos, blogging, and tweeting. I started this Natural Beauty Blog in May of 2011 after getting a ton of questions about skin care. I must say, there is something about social media that is slightly addictive to me. To my surprise, the feeling was mutual…
Step 5: I Became A Full Time Hustler and Serial Entrepreneur
The road has been rough, but I have finally found my true life’s calling in entrepreneurship. I have built a company that I am proud of: We are able to create products that are good for people, we are able to give love and respect to all those we come in contact with, and we are able to operate a business with integrity. My goal, vision, and prayer for iVi Scents is to contend with the best and the brightest companies, to flourish as a rose among thorns, and ultimately to change the way that businesses interact with consumers on a massive scale.
And That’s How It’s Done
This is my story. It’s the story of how my part-time hustle eventually became my full-time gig. It’s how my dreams were actualized and my potential realized. It’s how necessity was the mother of my invention and how the Lord was the Author of my faith. I pray that you, too, are open to His instruction and do whatever it is that you have been called to do. Don’t live your life in vain. You are so much more important and special than that. The day that Jesus asked me to follow Him was the day that my life changed forever. I could have never come this far on my own this quickly — 87% of new businesses fail. If you come to a crossroads in your life, and you feel like giving up, please remember my words of encouragement to you. I chose to walk in His footsteps and if you aren’t already, you can too!
Aarin Elizabeth, iVi Scents
Typical, Boring Bio:
B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.), cum laude
Serial Entrepreneur, social media expert, blogger, and artist.
Lives in Los Angeles with her Corgi Pup, Frankie (Doodle).
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