Lotions & Lathers : Jenny Reicks



HI I am Jenny Reicks from Lotions and Lathers.

I am married to Paul Reicks and we have have four children, Ross, Lexi, Connor and Mason. Connor and Mason still live at home.  I work full time as a certified public accountant for Feldmann & Company CPA’s. I enjoy being with my family and bike riding with my husband when I get a chance.

My daughter Lexi and I dabbled together to make a few bath items back in 2009 and sell items at craft shows.  It went to the waist side and back in 2015 I started up again. I was intrigued with the process of making cold process soap and other handmade bath items.  I needed an outlet for my inventory or items so in 2015 I hooked up with Jade and that was when my business really started. That same year, I rented shelf space at The Market Place in Manning and so my business sort of happened.  

Things are always changing and I like to try new things.  Back in 2015 when we first started, Bath bombs were no where in Carroll and now you can find them everywhere.  It seems more this year, that the shower steamers are very popular.

All of my products are made in small batches so I have better control over the production  It allows me to keep my products fresh and isn’t something that hasn’t been sitting on the shelf for a long time.  If something is selling well, I will just make more. I don’t plan to be a wholesale account where I carry the same products all the time, but want to always try new things.  As a small batch producer, I also have control over what oils and butters will go into my products.

For instance, I try to keep all of my soap Vegan.  I mostly use Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.  If anyone is allergic to any of those I can alway make soap with other oils. It is a fascinating process to see melted butters and oil come together to make a hard bar of soap.  I love trying to come up with new color schemes and new designs.

**Jenny's soaps, lotions, bath bombs, shower steamers, body scrubs, & deodorants, & face cleansers make the perfect gift sets for the holidays! Stop in & lets us help you create the perfect gift set! Head to facebook to see how you can win some freebies!! 


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