If one person knows the secret to reaching full rise-and-shine potential, it’s Michelle Adams, owner of Cosmic Bath & Beauty, a shop that sells handmade, all-natural, all-wonderful cosmetics.
While rocking the roles of a wife and a mother of two, Michelle creates beautiful and “honest” products while keeping the prices reasonable. She lives for well-being and happiness, and prides herself in her business and her belief that everyone should have access to being healthy. Lucky for us, Michelle Adams wants to share her secret with the world.
What got you started? Where did you begin?
Like most people these days, our family was being more conscious of what we were eating and putting into our bodies, so naturally that eventually spilled over into being intentionally conscious of other products we were using every day.
In 2009 I began making soap for my family in our kitchen. When I learned that I had the power to create healthy alternatives to the chemical filled products we as a family had been using every day, I felt so empowered!
What do you always try to keep in mind while you create your products?
Always natural, the “honest” kind of natural!
Without harmful chemicals, Cosmic is always free of detergents, petro chemicals, FD&C color and dyes, antibacterial Triclosan and Triclocarban, EDTA, TEA, DEA, sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, talc, and bismuth. My customers “trust me” and they trust that the products are always made with my best of intentions and their health in mind.
Always love and good juju!
People always giggle when they read love and good juju on the ingredients list but we absolutely never make a product without it. I don’t have any scientific findings that they can actually be passed through a physical handmade item, but I standby making every Cosmic item this way. I feel like it’s the only way. I honestly LOVE what I get to do every day! I feel so privileged and grateful that both people who know me and complete strangers, support and love what I do.
We believe in natural beauty and that honest, natural cosmetics and body care goods should be accessible to anyone who believes they’re worth it. That being said, we take great pride in keeping our line affordable.
What advice do you have for those just beginning to sell online?
Just get started! Yeah, it’s a little scary putting yourself (and your goods) out there, but just do it. Your first sales will fuel and motivate you to move forward. You’ll never have the opportunity to connect with your AMAZING customers unless you make yourself a little place of your own online where they will have the opportunity to not only find you but support you and your work.
What is the most fulfilling aspect of your business?
There are really two things I love most. The first is the ability to do all this and still be really available for my family. I am a mom first and a businesswoman second. I love that I can work this handmade business around my family’s ever changing schedule.
Connecting with my customers is a really strong second. Don’t get me wrong, sales are super exciting but getting that personal note or email from someone who really gets what I’m doing is pretty darn amazing! Connecting with women in this way, sharing stories and inspiring each other… I just love it! I’m so happy to call many customers my friends now.
What’s your favorite thing about CraftLaunch?
As a maker, we wear many hats—designer, photographer, sales, marketing, and so on. CraftLaunch just makes it so simple, the setup takes no time at all. If you already have your Etsy shop you’re more than halfway to having a really beautiful, professional looking website.
Cosmic Bath & Beauty: http://www.cosmicbathandbeauty.com/