Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Roberta Perry discuss the following:
- What was your AHA moment to create your signature product, Scrubz™?
- Why do you call it the busy person's dream product? How can it help their skin issues?
- Besides money, What is your greatest business success?
- How did you get involved in charitable giving with your brand?
- What is "The Breast of Everything?" (breastofeverything.com)
After years of being totally selfless and taking care of everyone else's needs, (ok, that is my own humble opinion, but work with me here) my skin was peeling, dry, itchy and irritated. In 2005, at 43, I decided I was worth taking care of too. I discovered exfoliating products, but like the proverbial Goldilocks, none were completely satisfying my needs & wants. I decided to create my own and headed for the kitchen to play like a "mad chemist". I mixed up different combinations of botanical oils, which are great for skin, and loved my creations. It was not until I did extensive research, however, that I realized how lucky I was with the recipe I had created. I brought in my sister and we started ScrubzBody™ in 2006, in my home. We moved quickly to a renovated garage, and then opened our first manufacturing/store front, in Bethpage, NY in 2011. We have since moved to a much larger space, right in the heart of town. We love it here. All products are handcrafted in small batches. We host “Make your own Scrubz™” parties for kids of all ages. We sell retail and wholesale, with clients such as Whole Foods Markets.
I have been published and quoted in blogs, beauty magazines and various articles. I have had 2 Newsday articles written about my business and have contributed to many others. I was a panelist for the Newsday Connect Small Business Seminar, I was a guest for a natural remedy segment of the Dr. Oz show which aired on 10/24/14, as well as a food related segment which aired on 2/29/16. I received the Nassau County Legislature Trailblazer award for our charity work on 3/21/16. I am a proud member of Indie Business Network, American Made Matters, Bethpage Chamber of Commerce & Bethpage Kiwanis Club.