Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday's Featured Seller--Glorybeherbals!!

I'm so happy to feature another team member from The Spotted Box team! Glorybeherbals is another Etsy seller that features amazing herbal items in her shop including zit killer, soy aroma candles, cold cream, and more. Always wanted to learn more about making your own herbal products for your home? She even has "how-to" kits where you can learn about herbs and oils and introduction to aromatherapy kits! How cool is that? She also offers one-on-one phone and email consultations to solve all of your herbal and aromatherapy questions and concerns.
-What is your shop name and URL?
My shop name is Glory Be Herbals and I have shops on etsy and hyena cart

-Tell me two (or more!) interesting things about you. (Hobbies, achievements, favorite something-or-other, family situation, jobs, etc)
I am a Postal Worker with a husband, teenage daughter, and a poodle. I grow as many of my own herbs as possible and hope to someday have lots of land to raise more. I also love to crochet and knit but herbs and aromatherapy are my first love. I teach classes for my job and I love it so I would love teach herbal and aromatherapy classes. I also blend my own perfumes.

-What do you sell in your Etsy shop?
I sell herbal and aromatherapy products. I love working with customers on custom orders.

-To which Etsy Street Teams do you belong (if any)?
I belong to 2 street teams-The Spotted Box and the Bluegrass Etsy Street Team (B.E.S.T)

-What inspires your creations?
I'm never sure where inspiration comes from. I think it cooks in the back of my brain. A particular herb or oil will grab my attention and I'll play with it until I have a new creation. I am always trying to find new ways to incorporate herbs and essential oils into daily life. I hate the thought of having harmful chemicals everywhere and the herbs and oils are much more pleasant.
-Tell me a bit about your creative process and/or how you learned to do what you do.
This is not an easy question. I guess a good example would be last summer when I harvested my German Chamomile flowers and made an infused oil with them. When the oil was finished I decided to make a cold cream with it. It came out so nice that I put it up for sale. So far it has been my best seller. I usually just think about what I want my finished product to do and use herbs and essential oils that will have a synergistic effect. Sometimes I create a masterpiece the first try, sometimes I have to tweak it for weeks, sometimes I have to abandon a project completely.

-What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)?
I just listed an aromatherapy training program. I also love my hypericum cream and sleep balm.

-Why is it your favorite? (Please provide a link)
It has samples of 13 essential oils, salve bases, carrier oils, clays, salts, and lots of empty containers. I wanted to have a complete program where you can learn about the oils and use them immediately. When I started learning I had mail order most of my oils a little at a time.

-What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Creative, Hard working and loving in all that I do, I hope.

-What do you like about Etsy?
I like etsy because it really is easy and economical to get started. I also love the fact that you can see how often each item is being viewed.

-What makes your shop unique?
There are lots of similar shops that do what I do. But I think my personal style shows in my offerings. Plus I will NOT use fragrance oils. I think I am one of the few who don't.

-What advice do you have for other folks selling or buying on Etsy?
For anyone buying on etsy..I would say don't be afraid to ask questions. Anyone who is willing to take your money should not be afraid to explain their products. For sellers, it has been my experience that most people are shopping near a major holiday and on weekends. I try to list new products on Thursdays or Fridays so they will get more attention right away. Also, the spotted box has gotten me much more exposure and I have at least one customer who found me that way. And she has ordered from me twice already.

-Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations (please include a link)?
I blog about my spotted boxes and other projects.


1 comment:

TheresaJ said...

Will do! Nice spotlight... :)