Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Neecy’s Necessities.
Neecy’s Necessities tag line, “Bliss made beautifully simple” is evident after strolling through the online store. In the shop, you’ll find bar soaps, shaving soaps, balms, body butters, lotions, hair conditioner, hand & body wash, wax tarts, gifts, and even beautiful purses to stash it all in.
Owner Denise Gunter has been running the business five years now. “I’m a curious person by nature”, says Denise, “willing to try just about anything new in order to explore new areas, so studying up on cold process [soapmaking] after starting with hot process [soapmaking] was fun, then I went into lotion making, then tried lip balms, then moved into liquid soaps and finally cream soaps. I’ve found that it’s yet another creative outlet that gives back something useful (no calories either!), while fostering the love of being artistic, creative and productive.”
It’s no surprise to find out that Denise has a seriously crafty streak. “My goal”, she says, “is to produce the best lathering soap that can possibly be created, one that leaves my skin soft, clean, and lightly fragranced with a scent that doesn’t overwhelm, but teases gently.”
It’s not just the soaps that get Denise’s exacting touch. Body butters are typically heavier than lotions and Neecy’s Necessities stays true to the genre while avoiding heavy, greasy butters. “I’ve crafted a body butter that is whipped up light, creamy and some are lightly exfoliating so rough areas grow smoother over time with use. My hair conditioner and lotion is light, doesn’t clog your pores or leave your hair greasy feeling and can be left unscented or scented to match any of the shampoos or bar soaps we keep in stock.”
You can buy the entire Neecy’s Necessities line through the website, but that’s not the only way to stay in touch. Visit Neecy’s Necessities blog and facebook page to get previews of every product before they reach the site. You’ll find visual inspiration from Neecy’s pins. Finally, follow Neecy’s Necessities on twitter for the latest and greatest shop announcements.
If your head is spinning with all the options, you must try hands-down customer favorite ‘Fresh Air’ scented Hand and Body Wash. Denise says customers are “captivated instantly by the fresh clean scent every time!”
As a new member of the Guild this year, Denise appreciates having insurance coverage. “It gives me peace of mind to know that someone has my back in the event that something happens, though I’m hopeful that it’s never necessary to put it to the test.”
Thanks, Denise, for taking us on a stroll through Neecy’s Necessities – here’s to the next 5 years of success!