Archive | November 2011

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 10


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Today I took 75% of the day off, but still managed to squeeze in a sale, so there isn’t much to report as far as the biz goes.

My mind is ALWAYS churning on how I’m going to make Ashley’s Back to Nature a household name and do all the good things I want to do for people in need and for the planet/environment, so there will not be a full day off for many years to come.

I strive to become the best I can be and create products safe for people, pets and the environment that nourish and heal.

Smiles and Sweet Dreams til Next Time,

Pamela – http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

 

 

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Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 9


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Today I will be inside making a big batch of “KureAll Skin Balm.” I sell it almost as fast as I make it because it’s such a great healer for so many skin ailments. The testimonials I get are amazing which makes me feel so good inside. After working for corporate America for many nightmare years, all they wanted me to do was extract every single dollar I could from my clients, whether they could afford whatever I was selling or not. That made me sick and forced me to do a lot of job hopping.

Most of my jobs were in newspaper advertising. Almost every ridiculous meeting I attended, the word contract came up. When you sit down and analyze this, you actually make more money without contracts, but they weren’t smart enough to figure that out. The word contract will NEVER come up with Ashley’s Back to Nature unless the client brings it up.

Back to the “KureAll Skin Balm”……. the healers in this balm are tea tree and lavender essential oils, beeswax, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil and vitamin E oil. This balm has saved me for my burning, itchy skin because I will scratch til it bleeds (sorry for being gross). As soon as my skin itches, I apply a small amount of this balm and the itching immediately stops. You can use this balm for cuts, burns, rashes, bedsores, dry chapped lips, cuticles, so many things. You can even use it on dogs sores. My customers have told me it’s helped them with their psoriasis, eczema, fever blisters, bug bites, vaginal irritations, etc. This makes me tingle inside, helping people.

Til the next post, smiles.

Pamela – http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 5, 6, 7 & 8


I’ve missed a few days posting, so here’s a brief catch-up. Day 5 was Thanksgiving. I had a brief dinner with family members that don’t like me and vice versa, so after a quiet dinner, I came back to my room to make more products.

Day 6.. My first day selling at the flea market in Murphy, NC. I would estimate there were at least 100 vendors and what’s really great is whomever owns this piece of land, lets us set up for free. How nice is that? He even provides 2 out houses for us to use.  Unfortunately, there are huge mud puddles in this giant field, but there is plenty of room for the customers to walk around the mud. I wasn’t sure how folks in this part of the world would respond to natural and organic products, but to my great surprise,  I sold $165 worth of Ashley’s Back to Nature goodies. That made me happy. I made some friends, came home and rested for the next day to set-up out in the field of mud, hang with nice people and sell…sell…sell.

Day 7.. I went back to the flea market and had an even better day, selling $198 worth of Ashley’s Back to Nature products. I’ve found my new home. I’ll be setting up at this flea market on a regular basis as long as the weather is nice. Some of the folks at this market are very colorful, which I’ll be writing about in future blogs.

Day 8.. I stayed home today to clean and catch up on blogging, even though no one is reading my blogs yet. That will change.

Smiles and sweet dreams til next time.

Pamela Stanfield   –   http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 4


One of the things I want to do with this business is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what corporate America wanted me to do, which was get every cent you can out of people. Every meeting I ever sat in was always about how can we extract more money, NEVER about how can we help our clients and make money at the same time.

So today, in honor of wanting to do the right thing, I made up a nice batch of pampering aromatherapy products to take to a women’s shelter not far from where I live. I plan on doing this every month, and as my business grows, I will give more.

That’s all for today. Hope your day went well.

Smiles and sweet dreams til next time.

Pamela Stanfield   –   http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 3


Another day in the life of Ashley’s Back to Nature, selling my handmade aromatherapy products.

Today, I did my least favorite thing to keep this biz alive… going door to door selling to businesses, like the Avon lady calling. Sometimes when I walk in with my products and begin to talk, people look at me like I’m an alien from planet hell. Their faces get all distorted and the hardest part for me is keeping a straight face and not forgetting my pitch. There have been a few times when the look on their faces was so disturbing, as if they were about to faint, I said “never mind” right in the middle of my presentation and walked out. I know, not professional, but it’s not like I’m selling heroin.

Fortunately, today I didn’t get any of the alien looks, but the day started out with more rejection than I like, but I didn’t give up. I kept going door to door until I finally started selling and ended up having a great day. Then I came home to a nice sized telephone order, so my day was complete.

I’m proud of myself for not letting the early rejections in the day make me want to quit and go home. I kept a positive attitude and it paid off. I hope you’ll do the same when you feel like giving up and just keep a ‘goin.

Smiles and sweet dreams til next time.

Pamela Stanfield

http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 2


Before I go any further with these blogs, I have to admit something I’m super embarassed about. The biggest sacrafice in keeping the wheels churning for the biz is having to temporarily live with my parents. More details in future blogs, but here’s a hint. My dad is a big time pervert.

Today I made 10 jars of  Rosehip Regenerating Face Serum and a few bottles of Whipped Creme Body Butter Lotion scented with Patchouli essential oil. Patchouli is something you either love or hate. A lot of people think if you wear patchouli, you smoke pot. It has to do with the fact that patchouli was BIG in the hippie movement, so that’s why. I happen to love Patchouli, it has a very earthy scent and yes, I was a partial hippie, still am.

My big excitement for the evening is watching Dexter while chomping on Pita Chips and Hershey’s Kisses. Hopefully get a good nites rest so I can go door to door tomorrow selling these wonderful, nourishing, healing skin care products. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Smiles and sweet dreams til next time.

Pamela Stanfield

http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com

Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 1


After working for corporate America for too many years, I was forced to create my own aromatherapy business in 2005 called Ashley’s Back to Nature. I hand make mostly natural and organic skin care products that are safe for people, pets and the environment. My products nourish, heal and can pick up your spirits.

It’s so nice to not have to work for idiot bosses, be surrounded by back stabbers, slackers, harsh florescent  lights, constant loud noises, not to mention hearing some of my co-workers that had no problem lying and cheating people with big fat smiles on their faces. It made me sick to my stomach. The word contract doesn’t exist in my business vocabulary.

My goal is to blog everyday about what I’ve done to make Ashley’s Back to Nature into a house hold name one day at a time while giving back to the community and society.

Today I drove to Murphy, NC to check out a flea market to set up my 5 foot table and sell Ashley’s Back to Nature products. I found out the best days to sell are on Tuesday and Saturdays, so I’m going to give it a try. The market was out in a field surrounded by lots of other vendors selling their goods. I tried to ignore the big puddles of mud from the previous rain, but it’s still etched in my mind.

There were a lot of rednecks at the flea market, but who am I to judge? They can surely use my KureAll Skin Balm that’s great for itchy skin, cuts, burns, rashes, dry chapped lips, fever blisters and all types of skin irritations. It got rid of my skin disorder within a few days that was very similar to the shingles. Every household on the planet should have KureAll Skin Balm.

Happy day, sweet dreams and til next time.

http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com