Allergic Child Inspires Couple to Start Organic Skincare Company
Kristine and Dan Sperling knew they had to make a change when their daughter was hit by asthma and eczema before turning five years old. Little Alice’s health issues forced the Sperlings to take a closer look at what exactly they were putting on their bodies, and what they found out was unsettling.
Despite purchasing from organically-minded stores, many of the ingredients inside their preferred soaps, shampoos, and lotions were, in fact, harmful; so the Sperlings moved from Chicago to Santa Barbara to start Makes 3 Bodycare, which sells scented, moisturizing products made completely by hand with organic ingredients, with no synthetic fragrances or lather-enhancing chemicals.
For now, Makes 3 sells to Tri-County Produce, CorePower Yoga, and online, but the Sperlings want to offer their alternative skin products to the masses. “My goal is that everyone can have access to our products, which is also why we keep our prices as low as possible,” Kristine said. “We really want to help people change their lifestyle and change the way they’re buying products because what we’re putting on our skin is impacting our health.” Full Article