Sweet Cheeks. We wish we had some scandalous tidbit as to why we chose Sweet Cheeks for our name. Alas, it is much more G rated. Sweet Cheeks is what our founder called her children.
Her son had eczema. She tried all of the lotions recommended by her pediatrician to no avail. He finally recommended steroid cream. And that is when she "jumped off the bus to crazy town." She started researching. She found out a major enemy to eczema is mineral oil. Guess, what every single cream the doctor recommended contained. Yep, mineral oil. It started as a journey to find a product that would provide relief but did not come with a scary list of side effects. Totally frustrated with what she found, she set out on a mission to create what was needed. The original product, “Baby Butter” was born.
While the company officially started in 2010, she had been making products for friends for several years. One day a friend asked her out for some wine and she declined. She had some orders to fill for friends. Her friend pointed out, "Lord... when it starts to cut into wine time... it is high time to start charging." She realized she had tapped into a need and clearly had a good product... and the rest is history. Since the company started because of her children, she decided to name it for them. Sweet Cheeks was born.
Who We are Now...
We are serious skin care with a tongue in cheek attitude. Don't let names "Butter Me Up" or "Afterglow" dissuade you from the notion that this is serious skin care. It is. However, there is always room for some fun.
Sweet Cheeks, from its inception, has been committed to all natural ingredients and earth friendly packaging. We believe that stellar ingredients make stellar products and from start to finish we put in our best so you have the best.
Simply put, Sweet Cheeks invites you to come back to nature and feel... beautiful.
What are we trying to do?
As a company we have been lucky. Lucky to have an amazing customer base. Lucky that our customers love and trust us enough to tell their friends about us. Lucky to have great retail shops that really work to educate consumers. Lucky to have received some really amazing press. Each year we have grown. However, 2013 was our tipping point. It was our ground swell year and we grew 10 times (or 1000%). Crazy. Yep, we know.
You know what happens when you grow that fast? You literally bust out of the seams. That is where we are. We have outgrown our space. Again, this is where we are lucky. We have space, we just need to bring our 1910 space up to 2014. It is bare bones and needs... well everything. We have an estimate for the work, and an amazing contractor. We feel, however, it is really important as a company to not acquire debt. So to continue to move forward, we need your help! We dug deep to offer discounts you don't normally see, and an added bonus of a discount you can use right away and for the next 6 months! We are hoping to have the space completed no later than October.
Because seriously.... it takes a while to do all of this.
Why Sweet Cheeks and Why invest in us?
As we said before, we are serious skin care, but we try not to take ourselves too seriously. However, what we are serious about, is our commitment to all natural. One thing that sets us apart from a many "all natural" companies is our commitment to never use fragrance oil. Because when you use fragrance oils you’re putting parabens and petrol chemicals on your beautiful body. How wrong is that?
Sweet Cheeks All Natural scents its products with essential oils, not fragrance oils.
These essential oils smell wonderful without giving you and/or your co-workers the inexplicable raging headaches (oh yeah... that IS what causes it!). And we think that is worth it.
Other ways you can help
We never have been able to do it without you, and this is no different. We need your help sharing your love of Sweet Cheeks All Natural! Believe it or not, every little bit you do helps us in ways you can't imagine! So please consider:
campaign with Indiegogo share tools or on your own Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Stumble it, Digg
it. Whatever it. Shake, shake, shake your booty it (okay... we
are totally making that up).
Press... we will
always take press. Blogger... yep! Magazine...Yep... local publication... you
betcha. I bet some of you can help with
- Tell your friends. Tell your friends you will buy them wine if they spread the word. Kidding... well really... you could have wine more with your friends. We are just saying... kill two birds and all. :)
Thank you to our customers. Wow... you guys are loyal. Each day we work to earn that!
Thank you for supporting small business. We think it makes you cool. Like... let's hang sometime.
Thank you for putting your trust in us. We joke, but we really take that seriously.
Thank you for helping us grow. It has been amazing, wild journey. We can't wait to see what is next.
Thank you for giving your body something good. We thank you, and so does your body. Shhhh... hear it?