From left to right: Natalie (18), Kelly (16), and Avery (14)
Sunshine Body Products started out as three girls with a passion for making soaps, lotions, and other body products for friends and family. It was nearing an obsession–we could stay by our portable stove all day, stirring our creations and experimenting with new recipes. At ages 8, 10, and 12 years old, however, we only did this as an enjoyable hobby. We delighted in mixing colorful dyes and fun smells into our products, never bothering to look for “100% organic” and “all natural” labels.
As we began to explore different ingredients to use in our products, we also started to read the labels on store products. Many of the ingredients listed were nothing we had ever heard of; they sounded artificial and, as Kelly put it, "chemically." Very few were “natural” and even fewer were “organic.” After researching, we found that these materials were, while unpronounceable and synthetic, usually intended to increase effectiveness or shelf life, decrease price, or improve smell and texture. Additionally, we discovered dozens of studies suggesting that many of these non-natural ingredients have detrimental side effects to both the customer and the environment.
We soon decided all natural and organic was the way to go; using these ingredients would benefit the user’s health, as opposed to harming it. It took time to develop recipes that produced safe, simple, and effective products. We gifted our products to friends and family, who then encouraged us to start a company. From our passion, Sunshine Body Products was born.
At Sunshine Body Products, we strive to make and sell organic and affordable body products in order to help improve the health of our customers. By removing the phthalates, parabens, and other toxic chemicals so often found in other commodities, we hope to eliminate the harm inflicted on the buyers of these products. As our business grows, we will hold on to the belief that everyone deserves the healthiest and highest quality products we can give them.