I started Sunflower Sugar Scrubs after attending the Black Creativity Career showcase at the Museum of Science and Industry in February of 2020. After walking around to the different stations, the one that caught my attention was the “create your own sugar scrub” station. It was such an amazing experience to be in a space filled with black people learning new things. After the event, I told my mother that I was going to start my own sugar scrub business. Now usually I procrastinate on projects but I felt extremely inspired and ready to get the ball rolling. That same day I purchased all of my products online and did my research on what oils work best. Within two weeks, I already had the name and recipe for my product(s).
Once I started, the feedback from customers were beyond what I imagined. As I continue to grow Sunflower Sugar Scrubs, it is important that my customers know the backstory as to why this all started.
I want to give a special thanks to the host of the Black Creativity Showcase and my mother, Dr. Shaniqua Jones for inspiring me to start this journey.