Happy New Year!
So what in the world is a DoodleBee?
The name “DoodleBee” comes from an amalgamation of the nicknames of my twin girls: Doodle Bug and Honey Bee.
Just to clarify, those are their nicknames. Their real names are Daisy and Charlotte.
So how did DoodleBee Body Products start?
Thanks for asking. The first time I ever made my own body products was a cold, snowy January day (ok so I don’t actually remember if it was snowy [give me a break I have 3 kids and a full-time job so some things get pushed to the back of the ol’ memory file] but it was January in Wisconsin so there’s a good chance it was). I ran out of both my regular lotion and face cream (ugh!) and like any sane person, instead of going to the store to buy more, I decided to try making my own. Totally normal, right? After (literally) whipping up my first batches of face cream and body soufflé, I discovered two things: I actually enjoyed making them and was absolutely infatuated with the results. Since I’m such a generous person (no, really. I am.) I gave some of the extras to coworkers who loved them as much as I did. Well, a few weeks later, after much mulling, I decided that I would turn this whim into a business. And here I am, with a Facebook business page, website, and everything!
Every DoodleBee product is hand-crafted by me in small batches. I use only high-quality all-natural and/or organic ingredients so you can be certain that nothing gross is going on your body. There are also no preservatives ever, but because the products come in air-tight glass jars they have a remarkably long shelf life (close the lids tightly, store in a cool, dry place to maintain quality). There is nothing artificial in any DoodleBee product. All scents are derived from the 100% pure essential oils and I never add any dyes or colors. As an added bonus, the beeswax I use is certified cruelty free too!
Please be advised, DoodleBee Body Products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any medical condition or ailment. Individual results will vary. Please consult your physician if you have any health or skin concerns. Discontinue use if adverse effects develop.
Let’s talk about packaging. We can all do our part to be eco-conscious, right? The glass jars and bottles can be used again for other projects or items (a little hot soapy water and a rag will get rid of any leftover residue) or they can be recycled. The Lotion Bars have biodegradable packaging. I’m even working on a biodegradable lip balm option. Stay tuned!
I truly hope that you become as obsessed with DoodleBee Body Products as I am!
Amanda Raudabaugh, owner and creator
Photo Credit: Christy Tyler Photography