Yes…I am a woman of a certain age. The age when dry skin becomes a thing. To remedy this, I’d been using a drugstore brand lotion that did a decent job of keeping my skin soft and supple – until it didn’t anymore. After buying another bottle I noticed that this batch didn’t work like the previous 10 or so I’d purchased. It was thinner and more watery than before and it didn’t last like before. I was not happy.
After testing some other brands which advertised they could get the job done, nothing worked. I decided to solve my own problem by making my own body butter. My very first batch was whipped and had a dreamy texture like cool whip but I did not care for the “earthy” or “musky” scent of the organic, unrefined shea butter at all. Periodt! Some people like it but I am not that girl! No’ Ma’am! No Today – Not Ever!
On my second batch I added some essential oils and I was off to the races. I tested my new body creams at a natural hair show here in Memphis in 2014. I sold enough to let me know I was on the right track. Over the next three years was more testing and tweaking of my recipes, processes, and brand until in 2017 Olivia + Ruby was ready for the big time.
I love my products and use one or more versions of it everyday after bathing, washing my hands, or upon discovering some new patch of skin in need of love and attention. I love it so much that I have stopped plunking down the $80 it costs to buy my favorite D&G Light Blue perfume. In it’s place is my current butter fav – Cosmopolitan.
Thank you for taking time to learn about my little business. It’s small today but I have big plans. My goal is to be the #1 destination for organic shea butters online. If you have skin…my shea butters are for you!
Tonya | Olivia’s Granddaughter