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Shop Small :: Three Sweet Petites

Thank you, Three Sweet Petites, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Three Sweet Petites; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


I said just this just a few weeks ago, but I do not share the benefits of essential oils to y’all enough. We have been tackling the flu in our home over the past week and our essential oils have came in such handy! I was laying on what felt like my death bed last weekend just thinking about all of the ways I could be spreading the love to y’all through this blog.

Now enter this lovely and adorable Small Shop into my life, Three Sweet Petites! Owner, Darlene, began creating bath products after learning about the numerous benefits of essential oils. Knowledge is power, she thought, especially when we consider what we put into and onto our bodies. So all of her beauty products are handmade to order with pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, organic herbs, salts, oils, flowers, and items you can find in any kitchen pantry. She also does not use any artificial fragrances, chemicals, or dyes! Her jewelry is hand-crafted with love and intention to promote the benefits of essential oil use. Darlene uses precious gemstones along with lava beads to allow for hours of aromatherapy.

During my family’s attempt to not share the flu with one another (thankfully Ollie stayed clear of it all), I wore my essential oil diffusing necklace throughout the week. It’s so adorable and cute anytime of the day; however, it was a necessity to keep enjoying the benefits of the aromatherapy so close at hand.

It is the perfect gift to a new momma in need of some good relaxation (with some lavender oils) or any gal really and you should definitely check out her shop over on Etsy. Use the code “SPRING10” will get you 10% off any purchase!

Here is a little bit more about Darlene, the owner of Three Sweet Petites:

How did you get your shop started?
When I had my first daughter, I had a difficult time finding natural products I trusted to use on her sensitive skin. I began whipping up soaps and skin care products using essential oils and bath bombs were a special treat. I have always been an avid crafter and have been making jewelry for my friends and family for many years. Oil diffusing jewelry was a natural progression and the perfect compliment to my oily life! After a few nudges from my husband, I took the plunge and opened my shop.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part of owning a shop is making everyone happy: My family, my customers, my friends, and most of all, me! I have learned it is ok to make mistakes and to allow myself to take a break when needed. Every mistake is an opportunity for growth- as a shop owner and as a mom!

What is one thing unique about you?
One unique thing about me is I am also a licensed clinical social worker. I am always encouraging my clients to incorporate self-care into their daily routine- it is so important for a healthy state of mind. My products are all made with relaxation as the ultimate goal.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
The best part of owning a shop is delivering happiness in a box! I love knowing whoever opens my package will be happy and be taking a little time for themselves.

How did you get your shop name?
My shop is named after my three, sweet daughters- although they are not all petite anymore! They inspire everything I do and naming my shop after them was the least I could do!

What is one way that you keep organized?
Spreadsheets are my life!! I also clean my workspace before leaving it- every time!

How do you balance family life and work life?
I am blessed to have a very supportive husband and kids who sleep late in the mornings! I do not think any of us have it all figured out though… I look like a wind swept animal most days, but who doesn’t?

Shop Small :: Pure and Simple Charm

Thank you, Pure and Simple Charm, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Pure and Simple Charm; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Shop Small Spring Series

I probably do not share the benefits of essential oils to y’all enough but the Bahorich household is in love! We use them daily and have for several years. We use them for everything from stomach aches to sore muscles and a better night’s sleep. If it is allergy season, we are diffusing eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint. All through the winter, we diffuse Thieves. We rub PanAway on our aches and pains. We rest with lavender. We clean with lemon and cut out odors with Purification.

As spring buds and blossoms, the pains and itches of mosquitos also start to appear. Living so close to the country and farmland, our yard is just swarming with the pesky little bugs! Thankfully, I discovered Pure and Simple Charm and her Bug Away Spray bug spray! I cannot wait to try it out! It smells so good. It is made with wholesome ingredients and many oils! I am so excited to have something to help with our summer issue without continuing to expose my family to harsh chemicals.

Pure and Simple Charm‘s Bug Away Spray is a unique blend of essential oils that they have spent the last year perfecting. It works on flies, mosquitoes, horse flies, midges and ticks. This insect spray contains the following essential oils : citronella, sweet orange, lavender, lemongrass, cedar wood, juniper, spearmint, tea tree, sweet marjoram , and cinnamon leaf. Bugs really despise the citrus and mint component to this spray. Just by testing it a bit, it has a pleasing citrus mint scent and also has a cooling effect on your skin thanks to the spearmint oil.

I am such a proponent of gifting useful gifts and this one definitely makes the list! Check out her shop over on Etsy and use the code “springtimelove” will get you 25% off any purchase! The coupon code is good through June 30th!!

Here is a little bit more about Ashley, the owner of Pure and Simple Charm:

How did you get your shop started?
My shop originally started with fused glass jewelry design. I took a class in 2013 and I was hooked! I had so much fun making jewelry that I became over run with jewelry and so I decided that I needed to downsize. I had heard about Etsy and decided to give it a try.

I opened my shop in 2014. Th jewelry left slowly, mostly because Etsy is overrun with jewelry makers and also because I hadn’t quite gotten the hang of SEO in order to get a lot of notice on Etsy. Then my interests turned into skincare products. I was tired of buying overpriced products from places like Bath and Body Works and The Body Shop. So, I looked into making my own. And the best part about that is I control what goes into my skincare products so that means no harmful chemicals, unlike most of the products you purchase from big box stores.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part of owning a shop is trying to find time working on my shop, creating new products and being a stay-at-home mom! It’s hard to fully focus on your business when you are caring for and entertaining a 4 year old and doing the daily household chores that need doing. As a result, I have very late nights and early mornings!

What is one thing unique about you?
I am stubborn. Very, very stubborn. This is good and bad. I don’t give up easily on things that truly matter. It took my Etsy shop a long time to take off and several times I wanted to throw in the towel out of frustration, but I kept plugging along. I am so glad that I did!

What is the best part of owning a shop?
The best part about owning a shop is that I can make my own hours, and work from the comfort of home. Also, I have an outlet for my creativity!

How did you get your shop name?
I had a hard time thinking of a shop name. I was trying to find a name that incorporated a variety of things that I make. I figured a name like Pure and Simple Charm was straightforward, had a rustic, homey feel and could be a big umbrella for a variety of products!

What is one way that you keep organized?
I am a firm believer in to-do lists. And I’m old fashioned in that I like them to be done with a pen and paper!

How do you balance family life and work life?
It’s so hard! I still don’t fully have a good balance. It’s a work in progress. Usually, someone is getting left out and it ends up being my husband a lot of the time. Luckily, he is an understanding man!