Spreading love & light through self care

by Roseluxcosmetics in Preston, England, United Kingdom

Spreading love & light through self care

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A single mother who recovered from depression and panic disorder who is now advocating self-love through luxury handmade self-care products.

by Roseluxcosmetics in Preston, England, United Kingdom

My name is Jo, at 18 years old I found myself pregnant with my 2nd child and in an abusive relationship. Eventually after finding the courage to leave, I found myself struggling financially and facing the daily hardships of being a single mother trying her best. 

How does ones life get like this you may find yourself asking? Growing up my life was full of trauma which included me being sexually assaulted by the time I was 7, suffering homelessness and my mother battling with addiction. I was constantly worrying as a child and I ended up growing up this way.  For me being depressed and constantly anxious was a normal way of life. I was never taught what it takes to take care of yourself so as you can imagine I had never practised self-care. 

 To try and make ends meet I landed a job working 60+ hours per week at an emergency call centre, I was surrounded by great people and the job was very fun as well as rewarding. However working 60+ hours, paying for childcare, my home and trying to be the best parent I could was running me into the ground mentally. I was exhausted. I ended up with serious burn out and was still well under the poverty line. I could barely get out of bed and I would have frequent panic attacks throughout the day. 

I ended up going to my GP and telling him about my symptoms and how I felt. He told me I was Depressed and that I had developed Panic Disorder. I was prescribed Anti-depressants and was offered therapy online. This did not work for me at all. I started to look into ways that I could fight this. I was and still am a very strong person, I knew that there had to be another way out. 

After starting to research and try out some things that could help me manage my symptoms, I came across a tonne of self-care videos on YouTube. I began to find watching these videos soothing, and then I slowly started to feel inspired. Little by little each day I would start to incorporate small practices of self-care until I had a solid routine. I found that practicing self-care served as an outlet for my negative thoughts as well as a positive distraction. 

As you may be aware when you are depressed or anxious sometimes you struggle to do every day hygiene tasks as such as showering, bathing and moisturising. For A very long time this was me until I found great products that would make me look forward to my daily hygiene tasks. Certain smells to this day remind me of how far I have come and instantly make me feel relaxed. 

My main mission is to help people easily incorporate self-care into there everyday life and to create a safe haven in a small routine when it comes to taking care of themselves. 

My dream is to be able to spread love in the form of self-care and have more time to spend with my children, as well as doing what I love (Creating self-care products)! I am  a simple girl with a big heart and this seems to be my only chance at getting a break.

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The Products

Sugar Scrub:

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Moisturising Body Oils 2oz

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Moisturising Body Oil 15ml

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Whipped Shea Butter

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Shower Steamers

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Whipped Shea Butter Scrub

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Whipped Foaming Bath Silk 

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Hand Carved Rose Soap 

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The first product I ever fell in love with and would go on to use daily is Lavender Oil. I would feel instantly relaxed whenever I took a shower and added a few drops of lavender oil to the ground. I would breathe in the steam that was infused and a weight would instantly feel lifted. 

This experience would inspire me to go on to create lavender oil shower steamers. Instead of making the typical bath bombs, I stuck with shower steamers as they can be used even if you are rushing in the shower.

I was heavily inspired by Africa when creating some of the other products, a frequent ingredient that you will find in my products is organic shea butter. 

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The products I have made are as follows:

- Shower Steamers

The perfect alternative to the usual bath bombs, as they are easy and can be used quickly whilst you take a shower. They are made with 100% natural essential oil. They come in two different oils, lavender oil and menthol. Lavender is known for its calming properties whilst menthol is know for easing symptoms of cold and flu. 

- Whipped Shea Body Butter

Made with organic shea butter sourced from Ghana (which is providing people with jobs in a hard time like this), Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, castor oil and fragrance of the consumers choice from our list. This is the perfect whip to rub into your skin after a long hard day of life. 

- Moisturising Body Oil 

Made with Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, castor oil and fragrance of the consumers choice so that they can fall in love with the smell. This is a perfect lightweight alternative to the Whipped Shea Body Butter. 

- Whipped Shea Sugar Scrub

This is great for removing dead skin and promoting blood circulation. This is especially important when feeling low as it promotes well being. 

I have made some of these products already, and they are perfect. The issue is that I don't have the money to create scale batches that people demand. I started this as soon as I had the idea but from the tiny remainder of my income (£50) and my total savings (£100). I would love to not only create all of these products properly so I can spread the love through self-care to the masses, I would also like to be able to package everything in an environmentally friendly way! 

Future plans in regards to products are: 

- Soy Candles

- Soy Wax Melts

- Facial Products 

- More Essential Oil & Fragrance Options

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What Will I Do With The Money:

- Purchase all the essential supplies I need to create the products.

- Purchase equipment to ensure I can make the products in a safer and more efficient way.

- I will be able to use environmentally friend packaging.

- I can use some money for marketing so I can get my brand out there.

- I can create the products in a special gift box

- I can  rent a very small space (currently dont have any space in my apartment due to the size of it and there being me and my two kids here) so that I can safely and efficiently make the batches of product. 


My Dreams & Goals In Life:

- To spread positivity to others, to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel.

- To be able to get a small house with a garden for me and my two children.

- To be able to learn to drive and buy a small car so I can have more freedom.

- To never have to rely on anybody for anything ever again if it costs me my safety and peace.

Please support my dream, so I can finally do what I love and spread love whilst being a single parent! 

I hope you can understand a bit better who I am as a person and why I am so passionate about this! 

Sending you all lots of love & light!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

x1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil Mini 15ml & Lavender Shower Steamers

£20 or more

£20 Reward

x1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil Full Size 2oz x1 Pack of Lavender Shower Steamers x1 Pack of Menthol Shower Steamers

£50 or more

£50 Reward

X1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil 2oz x1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil 15ml x1 Lavender Shower Steamers x1 Menthol Shower Steamers x1 Sugar Scrub

£100 or more

£100 Reward

X1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil 2oz x1 Scented Moisturising Body Oil 15ml x1 Lavender Shower Steamers x1 Menthol Shower Steamers x1 Sugar Scrub x1 Whipped Sugar & Shea Body Scrub x1 Whipped Shea Bath Soap x3 Hand Carved Soap Bars x1 Tumeric & Lemon Facial Serum x1 Whipped Body Butter x1 Pack of Wax Melts x1 Luxury Soy Candle x1 Pair of 24k Gold Under Eye Masks

£500 or more

500 Reward

A Self-care box delivered to your door on the first day of each month for a year. Each box will be worth £100

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