Kara Reich is the lady behind one of our newer product lines, Me Time Botanicals. You can come in store to sample most of her products, or read on to get to know more about Kara!
Your website: www.metimebotanicals.com
Your Instagram: @metimebotanicals
Founder’s name(s): Kara Reich
Tell us your story of how you came to create Me Time Botanicals:
As a wife and stepmom to two preteens, I found it challenging to find me time and typically put myself last on the list. After many tear-filled stressful nights, I finally realized how important it was to fill my own cup. As the passion grew for self-care, I whipped up a coffee scrub with simple, plant-based ingredients right from the kitchen and enjoyed an evening soak in the tub. Feeling refreshed and energized, it hit me that wanted to share this Me Time secret with everyone.
After enrolling in Formula Botanica's Organic Cosmetic Science School to broaden my natural skincare knowledge, Me Time Botanicals was born & I never looked back. Me Time Botanicals thoughtfully blends passion with skin-loving plants/plant-based actives that naturally contain antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients to nourish you inside and out during your self-care skincare ritual. Carve out a few extra moments to relax & recharge your mind, body, & soul with moisturizing oils & luxurious butters, mineral rich salts, and botanical nectars passionately blended so you can enjoy your me time.
My promise to you is to never use synthetics in products, always be plant-based, cruelty-free and keep your skin soft & radiant at an affordable price.
Who is another local maker you admire?
Kelly Hauschild of Homegrown Holistic. She is an remarkable herbalist, yoga teacher, amazing mom and all around vibrant human that encouraged and inspired me to launch my skin and body care line.
What’s your favorite Charleston Restaurant?
My husband and I had our first date and 3 years later our wedding reception at Poogan's Porch! Such great memories plus those biscuits are fantastic.
What is your favorite song to jam out to while you create products or look for inspiration?
I have few mixes on youtube that plays random songs but Wild Child by Kenny Chesney always seems to pop up and anything by Pink. It connects me to my inner badass and reminds me to stay free.
What is your favorite product you offer right now and what was the inspiration behind it/why will people love it?
Although I should haven't "favorites" among my creations, Morning Perk Eye & Facial Serum will always be near to my heart! I actually created Morning Perk for our wedding guests. I wanted something our family and friends would enjoy and actually use instead of something that would just be pitched. It became such a hit that I launched Me Time Botanicals.