Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 53


Today there was massive rain along with thunderstorms, so that kept me out of the streets selling Ashley’s Back to Nature aromatherapy products and the scared dog hiding underneath the bed. On the positive side, storms produce beautiful rainbows.

When I’m not out selling, I’m home doing something to keep this biz moving upwards. I called a local nursing home to see about selling my KureAll Skin Balm to help their patients with bed sores. The director was very receptive, but said before they can use a product, it has to be approved by the FDA.  She was generous enough to schedule an appointment for me to come to the nursing home to introduce my products to her employees for a couple of hours on their next payday. Nice lady! I’m sure I’ll make some good sales that day along with helping pick-up a few spirits.

After our conversation, I called the FDA, was on hold for around 30 minutes, then got someone on the other end of the line who immediately told me to go to the internet. Why is it every time I need help with something, I’m told to go to the internet? My usual self was persistent for answers instead of the run around, so she finally gave me another number to call. I got voice mail, left a message, no return call as of ten hours ago. I’ll keep trying until I get this KureAll Skin Balm approved and eventually turned into a household name.

The crazy thing is the FDA approves all these drugs and people die. Do you have any idea how many people succumb from drugs prescribed by doctors every year? Many, many thousands of people. Here I am, trying to get my natural and organic KureAll Skin Balm in nursing homes with ingredients coming from nature, the tea tree and lavender essential oils, along with beeswax from the bees, sweet almond, jojoba and wheat germ oil and vitamin E.  I understand regulations but at least return my call and screw the internet.

After the phone calls, I made many jars of Whipped Creme Body Butter Lotion, my biggest seller. I also made some Stress Relief Oil with lavender and peppermint essential oils, using sweet almond oil as my carrier oil. Although sweet almond oil is full of vitamins and proteins, I prefer jojoba oil because it doesn’t go rancid, it’s high in antioxidants and the oil is golden in color so it makes the perfume more visually appealing.

After making the products, I had the task of putting the labels and logo on all the jars and bottles. After labeling, I loaded my purple carrying case with my products so I’ll be ready to go door to door tomorrow.  It’s not suppose to rain, but will be freezing cold. I’ll bundle up well and do my thing.

Smiles til my next post,

Pamela  –  http://www.ashleysbacktonature.com


6 thoughts on “Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature Day 53

  1. Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature will be missed if you decide to stop blogging it. Its tough out here in the blogging world most of the time. There are many blogs that put much time and research in there articles and get zero comments or reviews. Many of the views and comments are by spammers much of the time in my blogs and that is frustrating. However in time the meaningful comments will come, I guess its like paying ones dues.
    So hang in there and keep blogging it will pay off.
    Your Friend Lee

    • Thank you. I love rainbows. I’ve stopped blogging Out in the Streets with Ashley’s Back to Nature because I wasn’t getting many views, so it wasn’t worth my time everyday.

      I do appreciate your comments and support.

  2. Hey, I hope you’ll read this…I don’t live in the States but I know how much the FDA is disliked by small business that promote natural products. We have a similar problem in Europe as it’s impossible to get anything certified as safe unless we follow IFRA guidelines which some times can be classed as draconian.

    You know how to get to mywebsite, feel free to contact me on the email there if you want to chat or exchange business tips 🙂

  3. Hi Pamela,

    Keep blogging as Lee said it takes ages for people to “see” the blog, you are doing such a good job blogging! and you do have 41 followers, that it good considering you have only been doing this since November.


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