Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Top Ten Reasons I Love being a UB Frangrance Designer...

This week has been amazing with the release of the new products that Urban Botanic is launching. This company never ceases to amaze me. With every question that I have...with every problem that I can't solve...with every celebration that I share...someone is there to listen!

So, I wanted to sit down and reflect on my last two months with UB and Blog about the top ten reasons that I love being a Urban Botanic Fragrance Designer!

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I love this business because I don't have to ship products, deliver products and my customers don't have to pay shipping. I arrive at my workshops with the product and leave TEN times lighter. My customers leave with their products that day! We're all happy!

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My personal favorite product is the lotion! I believe the NINE nourishing ingredients make for an amazing product! (Protective grape seed oil, soothing avocado oil, nourishing jojoba seed oil, nutritive shea butter, conditioning aloe vera, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E)

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The EIGHT ounce bottles of lotion, bubble bath, and shower gel are so generous for the price. The quality is amazing. I can proudly sell Urban Botanic products without feeling like I am pushing products that are of poor quality!

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There are Seven things that I absolutely love about my Urban Botanic virtual office: Campaign Manager, UB Library, My Shopping Cart, Order Tracking, My calendar, The Monthly News Letter and my Commission and Sales tracking!

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The SIX scent families: Herby, Fruity, Spicy, Floral, Leafy and Woodsy. How awesome that the personality test can determine your scent family. It puts such a fun twist on an already cool experience. I love the reaction of my customers when they connect with their scent family and create something that they love!

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The FIVE people in my family (Hubby and four kids) ... I love this business because it allows me to work around my family time. I am able to control my own schedule instead of my schedule controlling me!

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The FOUR products...
The perfume is so silky and smooth
The shower gel is thick and lathery
The lotion is unbeatably moist and rich
The bubble bath has endless bubbles!

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I love the Urban Botanic THREE prong slogan:

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Shawna and Kelsey!!! I have TWO of the most wonderful up-line Sponsors! I love the support, the encouragement and the assistance that they are always willing to provide.

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THE NUMBER ONE REASON THAT I LOVE URBAN BOTANIC IS THE PEOPLE! Every single person that I come in contact with has been amazing! My fellow Fragrance Designers are creative, bright and so passionate! The ladies at our Corporate Office are so helpful and efficient. And each and ever customer is unique and create a ONE of a kind, unique product! The people are simply FABULOUS!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Hostess Scavenger Hunt!!!

I went a buzzin' over to check out some of the other UB Bloggers to see what kind of cool stuff they were doing. I ran across a post on this blog page and thought it was an awesome idea to share with the Hive:

I have used this along with the tic tac toe with my food company and it is really fun. I usually gave the hostess something if she could get 12 different people at her party.
Hostess Scavenger Hunt

Here is a list of 21 different kinds of people.
A red headed lady
A pregnant lady
A waitress
A church friend
A neighbor
A grandmother
Someone with all sons
Someone with all daughters
A mother of a baby under 1 year old
Someone who orders $50 or more
A bowler
A person who decorates cakes
A lady on a diet
A lady with size 9 shoes
An in-law
A former neighbor
A teacher or Sunday School teacher
A club member
Someone with no children
Someone who will book a party
A friend who doesn't work


Don't you just love it???

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My Personality Type...

Kelsey published a blog about personality types. It was awesome! I took the test and here are my results!'s right on!!!

You Are An INFJ

The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.

In love, you truly see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.
You enjoy relationships as long as they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.

At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Importance of Loving What You Do...

Charles M. Schwab said..."The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life."

A very sad truth is that most people go to work everyday for a paycheck and very few love what they do and look forward to going to work. As a matter of fact, there is a website called that is just for people to complain about their jobs.

Unfortunately, I can relate because I have been going through the motions of "doing my job" for years now. I begrudgingly get out of bed in the morning...load up on Starbucks and go to "that place" that I feel like I just left. How sad is that???

Well...I have hope! On Friday, after a really long day at work, I went to do a UB Party for a friend. There were at least 20 women that made products and I was exhausted by the end of the night...but I felt great!!! I love assisting women through the process of finding themselves in the 66 scents. I am always amazed at how very individual we are and how each and every customer walks away loving their creation! At my other job I feel as if I am "The Complaint Department"...but with UB...I am the "STAR".

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Calling All "Sniffers"...

Earlier today, I had to chuckle because I was at the theater watching a wonderful musical "Forever Tango" and my nose would not take a break. The dancers were amazing and the orchestra flawless, but shortly after the show started, my friend took out a pack of gum and put a piece in her mouth. As she chewed, I caught the scent of Spearmint. It made me think of the lotion that I created which I had put some Spearmint into it. Then I started to notice all of the scents surrounding me...florals...musks...and fruits. It was an amazing blend. I thought...It's official...I'm a "Sniffer".

How do you know if you are a "Sniffer"?

I created a short "Sniffer" test. If you answer yes to a majority of these questions then you, too, are a "Sniffer":
1. Do you regularly burn scented candles?
2. If you were to go to a candle store already knowing exactly what you want to buy, would you still spend a half hour smelling candles?
3. When you are folding freshly laundered clothing do you smell every piece because you like the "Downy" fresh smell?
4. When shopping for produce, do you smell the fruits and vegetables?
5. If something is described as "garlic / onion" do you try and take a whiff through the box or cellophane?
6. After you wash your hands do you smell them?
7. Are you overly sensitive to offensive odors?
8. In the coffee aisle...whether you like the taste or you like to sniff different coffees and have you ever picked up a loose coffee bean or two just to sniff it as you shop?
9. As you stroll through the garden shop, do you have an irresistible urge to smell every plant and flower?
10. After you lotion your hands, do you smell them more than one time?

I would answer yes to every one of these questions. I guess that makes me a "Super-Sniffer"! How about you???? If you are a "Sniffer", join me in Scent an Urban Botanic Fragrance Designer!