Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lynn's One Year Mega Giveaway(s)!!!

Three weeks ago I noticed that I had a new blog follower. I visited the follower's blog and left a comment on a post. About 30 minutes went by and the phone rang. It was Lynn! Now, I thought this was pretty cool, because Lynn could've easily sent me an email. But she took the time to visit my website and got the phone number. Lynn was calling to make a request, "I visited your site and like what I see. Would you be willing to participate in my giveaway?" Sure!

Natural & Organic Body Care is Lynn's blog. It is one year old! This giveaway is in celebration of the blog anniversary. Lynn is giving away 7 glorious items, to 7 fabulous individuals! So, visit her site today, because the giveaway ends Sunday, January 3.

I think you will enjoy Natural & Organic Body Care blog. Lynn shares her thoughts as a consumer, and you can sense her fun personality.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Got this in my inbox this morning:
Just opened the samples and all I can say is "OH MY GOODNESS!!!!" Itiel, these smell absolutely DIVINE! I'm wearing Cinta right now and I literally CAN NOT stop smelling myself! I can't wait to place my next order! Thank you so much for the samples, and for continuing to bless us with your exquisite creativity.

She's referring to the new Indonesia collection for women. I am :))))))).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jasmin Mitchell's Favorite Things!

Twitter and FB friend, and now good customer, Jasmin Mitchell (jewelry designer), tells you what she thinks about Smell Goods. J.M., reviews Rub Down, Mojito Sugar Smoother, and Raw African Black Soap.

Jasmin Mitchell's Favorite Things Etc.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tip for Indies-NO Desperate Mode

My desire, is to inspire women in business to aspire to be the best that they can, in all aspects of their lives. Itiel

Indie women in business have a tendency to have back-to-back, deep discounted sales. Although not intentional (hopefully), this is desperate mode. Crystal Washington says it best here. Some Indies covet the mass retailers' consumers, not realizing that they have their own special group of consumers, that enjoy one-of-a-kind items and quality. "Shouldn't I help my customers (present and future) save money?" Of course! However, remember to always strive for quality not quantity. Sit down and come up with ways to help your customers to save money. Remember, you are in business to make money. Your profit and inventory should have a balance.

Quality products and superb customer service are the two fundamentals that should bring you continuous sales. Think about shopping at one of your favorite stores. Why do you shop there? When I shop at one of my favorite stores, the shop owner sometimes gives me a 10% discount. I don't expect it at all, but I am always thankful.

Mistakes are made, but they can be corrected. I've made mistakes like this, but soon realized that I was hurting my business. Make new mistakes. ;)

Ways to save at Smell Goods:
  • Fan Page- 10% discount. Fan Only deals.
  • Mmmm News- Our subscription box is to the right. :o)  Subscribe to receive weekly deals!
  • VIP Subscription ($9.98 annually)- 15% discount on every order (including sales). A free full size Smell Goods' product on your birthday!
  • Passport to Paradise-This is the ultimate way to save at Smell Goods throughout the year. The booklet is $2, and there are several money saving passes.
  • Home Schoolers- We know the money that goes into educating your child(ren). Home-schooling moms and dads still need to live good, feel good, and smell good. We offer a 15% discount to home-schooling families. Only those who qualify receive the discount. Email-info[at]smellgoodspa[dot]com
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Wednesdays-Purchase 2 (equal size) Signature Fragrance Oils for her or him, and receive 1 (equal size) free! On Wednesdays only.
To your continuous success! There are several people who can be dishonest with me, I refuse to be one of them. Itiel

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Make Your Blood Your Business.

My desire, is to inspire women in business to aspire to be the best that they can, in all aspects of their lives. Itiel

What significant role does preventive healthcare play in running a business? A major one. As I stated before, there is no use in building a business to its fullest potential, if one allows their health to fall by the wayside.

I received my first ECG last month. The Nurse Practitioner (my new physician) said to me, "You have an outstanding resting heart rate!" During that visit, blood was drawn for testing. Note-I haven't had blood drawn since my last pregnancy (8 years)! In 7 days I went to go pick up my test results. "Your blood test results are amazing! But I think you already knew that." Yes. She proceeded to tell me that I should frame the results, and to tell me that whatever I am doing to stay healthy, continue. I will.

My physician advised me to take a multi-vitamin, due to the fact that women loose a lot of iron during their cycle. Going through my network directory, I thought of Marguerite Wright aka Mom's Herbs. This woman entrepreneur and I have connected on so many networks, and she is sincere about helping women to enjoy a healthy life. Marguerite offered to send me information on my blood type (King T received his also). I was blown away by the amount of information that she sent my way. According to your blood type, you will receive the strengths and weaknesses (health risk), type of exercise that your blood type thrives on, nutritional profile, diet red flags, and the breakdown of your personality. That is not all! A complete chart of foods (every food group) that are advantageous, neutral, or just plain bad for your blood. I must say the information was exact. As I told Marguerite, I have always been able to be in tune with my body. I know when something isn't right, instantly. So a lot of the foods that were advantageous for my blood, I knew when it was lacking and I craved it.

I encourage you to visit your physician to get a complete examination. I highly encourage you to get in touch with Mom's Herbs, by clicking on any of these highlighted links. Request your blood type information! When you visit her site, be sure to RSS Feed the newsletter! Being able to function at your best, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally should be your top goal. Enjoy the life that has been given to you. Be a good steward of your health. A business woman should be able to function highly, and show excellence in all that she does.

To your health!

There are several people who can be dishonest with me, I refuse to be one of them. Itiel

Winner of Bath & Body Goodness!

Congratulations to Amie Philpot, winner of the last Indie Artisan Giveaway of the year! Enjoy it all Amie!

A very special "thank you" to all the 2009 sponsors!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Scenting My Home

Mmmmm, right now I am scenting my home with Pine Royale. Now it does smell absolutely perfect for this season, I am just not saying that because I created it. As I sit here and typed this post, the warm aroma from downstairs is dancing across my nose. I can smell all the notes that I need to, which means the oil ratio is just right. I am proud of myself. ;)

I am so glad that I decided to make available a home combo for this limited edition fragrance.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Indie Artisan Giveaway! Last One of the Year! Huge!

Open to US residents!

One person will win a box full of bath and body goodness! Scroll down to learn more, and see how easy it is to enter.

You must leave your first name along with email address to qualify for this giveaway.

This month's Indie Artisan Giveaway is being sponsored by Shea Bath and sharing in her shine is Smell Goods '98™

Shea Bath- My name is Diana Cyrill. I am a MOMpreneur. I am married with 3 beautiful children. After looking at the ingredients on a bar of “natural” soap and researching the process of making soap, I tried my hand at making soap and loved it.

Connect with me:
Facebook-just type Shea Bath

Tropical Breeze Soap and Tropical Breeze Bath Salts. Retail value $25.

Smell Goods '98™-Specializing in signature fragrance oil blends, signature hand-dipped incense, and made-to-order spa products, that can be customized with over 50 signature blends. Not your ordinary purveyor of fine fragrance oils.

  • The Basics Gift Set- Organic Love Body Wash, Lush Body Butter, Scrub A Dub Sea Salt Polish, Signature Fragrance Oil. Retail value, $35.
  • Stay Sweet Sugar Whip. Retail value, $18. This product is for girls and young ladies. In addition, a custom designed bracelet from Bits Baubles & Buttons by Bridget will come with the Whip. Three bracelets were designed specifically for Smell Goods' Stay Sweet Collection. I am excited about including one of them in this giveaway!
  • Patriarch Black Lava Soak and Patriarch Oil-for him. Retail value$24

No purchase is necessary to win. You simply need to leave your first name and email address in the comment box below. Only one entry per person, duplicate entries will be deleted.

The contest ends on Friday, December 11th, 9 p.m.(est). The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, December 14th.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My She's Fly!

Good Morning! I just got email notice from Execumama that my interview is up! I would love for you to read it. I hope that I will inspire you to live your fullest potential. Not just me, but all the Execumamas that were represented before me....read their interviews too. The Execumama website is nothing but pure inspiration. Akilah S. Richards' Why Not You?, will have you standing on a high cloud shouting, "Why not me!"