I started Uncharted Artistry Body Love in December 2015 and opened my Etsy shop in June of 2016 because I was starting to experience the negative effects of commercial body products. The itching and burning and irritation that was happening as a result of putting chemicals on my body was becoming too much for me. I didn't know where to turn or what to use so I started creating my own. I didn't think this would become a business for me until a friend of mine fell in love with the un•chart•ed scrub and talked me into selling them to her friends. I was so nervous about it yet excited at the same time.
I took my time creating and researching and finally found something that worked for me, but the true test was to see if it worked for my dad. My dad pushed me to be the best at everything I did and so I knew that this would be no different. If I could get my dad to say he liked it then I knew I had something worth selling. So I made him body butter and he used it and didn't say a word.. eek! After a few days he calls me and tells me that he loved my body butter but it "stinks" (even though everyone else who tried it loved the scent) and I needed to add something to it. So I did and he told the world how great it was after more critiquing of course. I was so happy that my dad loved my products. It meant everything to me to hear him say this. I kept at it.
I kept creating. I kept calling my dad to get his input. I was really enjoying this! Some time passed and everything was great until my world was crushed and my heart was broken into a million pieces. Friday July 29, 2016 is when I got the phone call that my dad had passed away and I was in complete shock. I just spoke to him a few days before and I just couldn't believe it. I was broken, my heart was in pieces, and the pain was unreal. The following week was a blur and the week after were the services, also a blur. I laid around not wanting to talk, eat, shower, smile, nothing. I felt nothing.
About two weeks after the funeral I received an order and I didn't want to make a single thing but I knew I had to. So I peeled myself off of the couch and got my supplies together and started mixing. My mind was all over the place and then I felt it. I felt this sense of peace wash over me and I smiled. It hurt to smile but I did and I knew it was my dad telling me to get it together and stop wasting time. Naturally, I rolled my eyes like he was standing next to me saying this, and got to work.
What I realized was that creating organic and natural body products brought me peace. It made me feel like I was connecting with my dad even though he was no longer here. I started to open myself up and allow myself to feel the love he was showing me and the love that I was putting into my work.
Now a little over seven months later I can smile and actually feel genuine. I am at peace with my dads passing and I am even more in love with my business than I was before.
My goal is to bring you peace of mind in knowing that the products I create contain only the best ingredients and never chemicals. The products I create are safe for your entire family so you never have to worry about what you are putting on your skin. I want to encourage you to take care of and love your body and your skin because it's the only one you have and you should love your body. Finally, anyone who uses my products will have nourished, radiant, and smooth bodies.I hope you feel the love that is always put into everything that I create because there is nothing but great energy and tremendous amounts of love poured into my products. They are for you. Enjoy!
Peace, Love, and Smooth Bodies,