This week’s Work-At-Home Success story comes from Roberta Perry of Scrubz Body Scrub, Inc.
In 2005, at 43, unsatisfied with exfoliating products she’d tried, she decided to created her own body products and headed for the kitchen to play like a “mad chemist.” She mixed up different combinations of botanical oils, but it wasn’t until she did extensive research that she realized how lucky she was with the recipe she created. She brought in her sister and they started ScrubzBody™ in 2006, from home. They moved quickly to a renovated garage, and then opened their first manufacturing/store front, in Bethpage, NY in 2011.
They have since moved to a much larger space, right in the heart of town. All products are handcrafted in small batches. They host “Make your own Scrubz™” parties for kids of all ages. They sell retail and wholesale, with clients such as Whole Foods Markets. They have been published and quoted in blogs, beauty magazines and various articles. They have had 2 LI Newsday articles written about their business and have contributed to many others. She was a panelist for the LI Newsday Connect Small Business Seminar, She was a guest for a natural remedy segment of the Dr. Oz show which aired on 10/24/14, as well as a food related segment which aired on 2/29/16. She was a proud member of Indie Business Network, American Made Matters, Bethpage Chamber of Commerce & Bethpage Kiwanis Club