I have a very exciting announcement to make! I just enrolled in a program to get my diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation, and  Advanced Organic Cosmetic Science. In addition, I have signed up for  certificate courses in formulating Organic Anti-aging Skincare, Facial Masque Therapy, and Chocolate Spa Treatments. Are you feeling excited just thinking about the possibilities? I know I am!

As some of you know, when I started my skincare line 4 years ago, I was just finishing my B.S. in Business Administration. The idea of formulating, mixing, and packaging my own products seemed a little bit overwhelming. So, I choose to outsource those jobs to another company. While it didn’t allow me the flexibility and control over the products would be ideal, I was able to provide products for my clients right away. Now that college, house buying, moving, wedding and such are all behind me, I finally have time to spend really perfecting my craft and taking back control of my products.

Two of the aspects that I find most enticing about blending the products again by myself, is that the products will be even fresher than they are now and my inventory will be easier to regulate. One of the issues I am currently experiencing is keeping my inventory low enough that the products are sitting on the shelves, but on the other hand keeping enough products on the shelves that when you are ready to buy some lotion or shampoo I have something there to sell you. A challenge in making natural products is using natural preservatives reduces the shelf life. Most products have a shelf life of approximately a year to ensure maximum freshness. I don’t want part of that year to be wasted sitting on my shelves. Instead, I would like my clients to be able to enjoy the full year of freshness. By reclaiming the formulation process, I will be able to make fresh batches in smaller sizes on a regular basis. I can even make special orders on demand. Let’s say you want to buy three bottles of shampoo at a time, you can send me a message and I can whip up a custom batch just for you. It also allows me to make products unscented or do a line of products that can be custom scented just for you! I can add limited edition and seasonal products to the line.

So, here comes the fun part for you! While I am learning to formulate products, I have to do many recipes and tests. I can’t possibly use all of these myself, so I am going to offer them at a discounted price to my clients. The formulations will mostly be between 1-2 ounce sizes and will only cost $10-$20 dollars. These will be stable and properly preserved products made from high quality organic ingredients, but might have variations of color, and scent, and content, as I try out a variety of recipes. This will be a fun way for you all to get involved by giving me feedback, while getting to stock up on organic products at a discount. Obviously, I would never sell anything that wasn’t of a very high quality. It might not be perfect, but it will a formulation that I am happy to label with my name. I might even come up with some fun giveaways, like if you write me a review on TripAdvisor I will give you a free product, or something like that.

Needless to say, I am really excited about this new chapter in RADHAskincare’s development. I have always had the dream of growing my own garden and making custom blended products incorporating in the plants that I grow. I feel like this year I am finally seeing that dream come to fruition.

Thank you for being a part of this journey!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay beautiful,

Radha