Sunday, August 31, 2008

Who's Caring About Young Mothers?

Are you that person who shoots out negative comments here and there about the lifestyle of our young mothers? Are you one to ask, "Where is the Village?", but have no active role in it yourself? Young Mothers need guidance, understanding, support, friendship, care, tips, and love from all of the experience mothers around them. Motherhood is an honor, and we must help our young mothers embrace every aspect of it. However, motherhood cannot be taken lightly, and we should be positively active in our young girls' lives to prevent behavior that will lead to such a premature role. I admire and I take my hat off to the organizations that are purposely working diligently to change the lives of our young girls for the better. The change that they are making now will be evident in the next generation.

One such organization making change is located in Texas. Texans ya'll have a gem living among you, and her name is Tequita Odom.

About Young Mother:
Young Mother Magazine is a magazine unlike any other parenting magazine because we assist adolescent parents with living day to day life as a parent and youth. The purpose of YM is to cater to the financial, economic, life, and educational needs of adolescent parents ages 13-25 through parenting classes, research based articles, and promoting positive mentoring amongst their peers. YM Magazine believes in strengthening our community by approaching weaknesses proactively with research based information, mentoring and volunteer involvement. In just 2003 alone, Fort Worth had one of the highest rates of still births in Texas and it will continue to rise without magazines and other businesses like my own that continue to teach young mothers about the consequences of not being fully educated on the life they've created. We want to help educate young mothers on the effects their lifestyles and decisions have on their children´s future and health, to equip them with tools that will assist them in good decision making, and stressing the importance of being a positive role model for their families. At our magazine we also teach the old saying "it takes a village to raise a child" because we believe if we are going to change the lives of our young women and their families, we all have to do our part in making it our business to care. Our vision is to create a more positive, healthier, and stable life for the parents and children. We are rooted in Fort Worth, Texas so if you here a "ya´ll" in any of the articles, you know it is just a cultural thing. Our website is

About Tequita Odom:

I am Tequita Odom, Founder and Publisher of Young Mother Magazine. I started this magazine because I saw a real need for positive guidance in the lives of the young women I worked with and their children. I have worked with at-risk youth for six years and within that time period I have become very close to my work and the girls in it. Their trials and tribulations also sparked my desire for change in our community and in their lives. I was also one of those girls with no initial guidance on what kind of mother to be or how to raise normally functioning kids. I am a college student, a mother of a six year old by the name of Tauje, a mentor, a christian, a full time worker, and full time Editor in Chief of YM Magazine. Looking to make a change early on in my career, I looked towards more education by going to child development courses, as well as pursue my degree in Organizational Management with a minor in Public Administration. I love what I'm doing and would not trade it for the world. It is truly a blessing to be a part of enriching someone's life.

It is my pleasure to use Smell Goods '98™ as a tool to assist Tequita in her endeavors for young mothers. From September to November, Smell Goods will be donating 40% from the sales of Stay Sweet Sugar Whips* to Young Mother Magazine. Show your support and be a part of the solution.

*Any other product(s) added to the Stay Sweet line during this time will go towards Young Mother Magazine.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Regimen For Hands-On Care

A Regimen For Hands-On Care

Submitted by Sharonda Crome
Uzuri Designs & Lifestyle

One beauty spot that is often overlooked is our hands. It is our hands that care for sick loved ones. They create sustainable lives for families and yet they are greatly ignored.
Writing, creating, and touching are the very things that facilitate beauty in this world, yet they go on neglected, even as we go about pampering the rest of our bodies.

Our “divine tool” as Aristotle described, needs a little extra special attention just like the skin on our face. The same basic principles apply, but different products are used for extra dry skin as well as an occasional manicure.

1. Cleanse- washing with gentle, preferably natural soap or hand wash fortified with shea butter or skin loving oils.
2. Exfoliate- Exfoliate once or twice per week with a sugar scrub fortified with skin loving oils.
3. Moisturize-Twice per day and always after dishwashing and washing your hands, apply moisturizer. Dry, cracked, or chapped hands are uncomfortable and are susceptible to infection. To help relieve more extreme cases, you can use a skin loving oil such as almond oil or and enriched custard style lotion, preferably natural. Massage into your hands and at bedtime, cover your hands with cotton gloves.
4. Protect-Wear gloves when cleaning with harsh detergents or gardening

Using the following hand care regimen will surely give you soft and supple hands that would feel good to the ones receiving your loving touch.

Need luxurious products for your "divine tool"? Visit Smell Goods '98™.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On Sale Now!

Click here for Exfoliant Sale!

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"Mmmm, you smell good!"
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lisa's Lovely List

Creating wholesome products that smell good is what I enjoy doing! The other day I asked myself, "Would you be content if only one person loved your products and supported you?" "Yes!" I am pleased to say that I serve a tremendous amount of customers continuously. I would be just as pleased if it was only you.

Lisa Peyton-Caire of Sister Speak Online had some glowing things to say about Smell Goods' products!

Lisa's Lovely List

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

la vie est aromatique (life is sweet): "Ain't Got Dat"

Our first Green Room production! Check it out! Enjoy!

la vie est aromatique (life is sweet): "Ain't Got Dat"

Friday, August 15, 2008

Biddy Mason-My Inspiration For Today

Be inspired by Biddy Mason's will, accomplishments, smarts, and her amazing strength!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Perfect PAIR


Celebrate the new look! Whip Cream body lotion & Organic Love body wash are now on sale (expires 9/13/08)!

~Whip Cream
aloe extract & unrefined shea butter
sodium lactate- increase skin's moisture by 90%
paraben & formaldehyde free

~Organic Love
high in vitamins for cell renewal
eliminate dead skin cells
castile soap & imported african black soap
paraben & formaldehyde free

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Moving Young Ladies Forward

The Smell Goods Team would like to thank all of you who stepped up to support Moving Young Ladies Forward (MYLF)! We are giving you a virtual high five right now!

For those of you who have the will to support, it is not too late. We are in the last month of featuring MYLF. Purchase a Stay Sweet Sugar Whip (16 oz) today and donate 40% to MYLF!

About MYLF and its founder:

Courtney Franklin serves as CEO & Founder of Moving Young Ladies Forward (“MYLF”), an Empowerment firm located in Philadelphia, PA. The mission of MYLF is to create positive change in the lives of teenage girls and teenage mothers, helping them to overcome personal barriers and reach their full potential. Ms. Franklin and her team accomplish this mission through motivational talks and speeches, and one on one and group coaching to both parents and teens who may need assistance navigating their way through the challenging period of adolescence.

Ms. Franklin strives to infuse her clients with a renewed sense of self-esteem that will help them to change their thought patterns and begin a path to greatness. Her approach is based in the strengths perspective, helping her audience to look inside themselves and see what they have to offer the world. Ms. Franklin believes that everyone, regardless of their backgrounds or personal experiences, has the power to make lasting positive changes in their lives; and her empowerment-based message inspires her audience to create and achieve their goals.

Moving Young Ladies Forward website

If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together.-african proverb

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Spa Combos!

Smell Goods' spa combos are the best for splurging or gift giving!

Three new Spa Combos have been added to the Smell Goods' line:
Smooth As Silk
Taste of Smell Goods

Other signature Spa Combos:
Mini Spa #1
Mini Spa #2
The King 1
The King 2