Life is too short to worry about it
Over the last 19 years Wendy and I created a company that integrated into every facet of our lives. Our house became a factory, our living room a warehouse. It has been an enjoyable ride. This ride is not over yet.
Our goal was to create a product line that was so natural that you could eat it. It could be made in the kitchen without fear of chemical contamination. We succeeded.
It started with 12 tins of Olive oil and the support of the local community and customers we met from Victoria, Canada and the USA. It grew to a point where we could raise our children and sustain a livelihood. Many of you watched us expand from the market at James Bay and Bastion Square to the Mayfair Mall and then to our current store located at 549 Johnson Street. We sincerely thank each one of you for your ongoing support throughout all these years.
On May 10, 2015 We acquired a new partner. This process included selling the retail portion of the business.The retail portion was sold to QI LU, or as she is called in Canada Lucy. She has immigrated to Canada with her husband and lovely daughter.
The Change will help Free Spirit grow and in time become an exporter to Asia. Lucy brings years of marketing expertise and a vast knowledge of essential oils and organic skin care products to the business. Wendy and myself will continue to make the soaps, creams and lotions and creating some new products. It has been a challenge to manage production, retail, social networking, merchandising and website updating. This new partnership will help. The staff in the store are still making the products that have always been made there, such as the soy wax candles, bath salts, body butter bars and the other delicious products that have always been created right in the store. And of course there will be some changes.
The changes have already started with some new labels and some new packaging on some of the products. In the works is a new website and store renovation. It will look fabulous, keep your eyes on the store and watch it grow and transform. Of course all of Free Spirit Botanicals product can be found here on the website. Wendy and I have created a new company called Natural U Organics. This will be the manufacturing company for the products we make for Free Spirit Botanicals. Our website is www.naturaluorganics.com. You can visit it and sign up for it when it is open. The products on the site will be available at Free Spirit Botanicals. This will be my last newsletter under the Free Spirit name. Thank you for reading, clicking and sharing on social media. Special thanks for putting up with my typo's and grammar mistakes.
Since the newsletter is a way for me to get the word out about environmental and heath issues I will continue to write and send them under the natural U banner but not as often as I have been. Of course feel free to unsubscribe if you don’t want them any more or share them with friends if you love them.