Hand Cleanser for Local Small Businesses
I knew I wanted to jump in to help the community once the pandemic started. Fortunately, my skincare company has access to materials needed to create alcohol-based hand gel which is so important for everyone now.
There will be so many challenges for small business owners as they begin to reopen. I decided to support our local community’s needs first. We manufacture in the Philadelphia, PA, USA suburbs and limit hand gel sales to small companies in that area. This way we can support local and minimize shipping costs by delivering product ourselves.
A goal of mine was to avoid any hoarding or reselling of product at unfair prices. There are stories out there about $50-$100 bottles of 8 oz gel to take advantage of consumers and business owners who desperately need to keep themselves, their employees, and their customers safe. Sadly this price gouging has happened before with contagious viruses. For this reason H. Honeycup will do business with local companies we know personally or whom are referred by a reliable source.
Our product is manufactured by Raintree Labs who is a local contract manufacturer owned by my husband Kevin. The team is small although the facility is large so social distancing can be adhered to. This connection enables efficiency and minimum cost.
We decided to make a natural product which is consistent with our brand’s mission. Therefore we use alcohol, essential oils, and natural moisturizing ingredients. The product is available in cases (12) of 4 oz bottles.
Due to global shortages of raw materials, we will continue to offer the hand gel while supplies last. Then we will resume when materials again become available. Kevin has many long term contacts in the industry which helps keep product in stock.
Where are we located? In the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Our immediate area is the Main Line and we will deliver within a 25 mile radius of Wayne, PA.
Local companies can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Thank you to local businesses for your resilience and community focus.
Take care, Cindy and Kevin
Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. Feel free to download free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"
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Upcycling creates less trash by reusing and transforming the containers and other things you already have. Brilliant! The examples below save you money and if your items are biodegradable at least they don’t end up floating in the ocean.
- use old fabric and towels as drop cloths or rags
- reuse paper in packages you receive for future packages you ship
- get a refill on liquid products
- repurpose skincare and cosmetic containers
Upcycling bottles, jars, paper tubesFirst try to get refills of your products so the original container lives on. Afterward remove the label from glass using rubbing alcohol, sterilize and use for countless things. The possibilities are endless.
- DIY skincare ingredients
- organize craft materials
- store tea or spices
- portable water spray
- a vase
- DIY bath oil blends
- row of vases
- travel size toiletries
- store sand from fave beach
Paperboard tubes (sanitize first)
- plant seeds
- use it as a little gift box
- battery candle holder
Have fun upcycling! You’ll love the feeling of helping the planet.
Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. See free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"
In our 12-page wellness beauty eGuide, we delve into everything you need to know about selecting a wellness beauty brand that truly cares about you, your local and valued communities, and our shared world. So you can find, choose and support the right wellness beauty brand for you!
Our founder loves honeysuckles and buttercups. That's how we got our name, "H. Honeycup". Wait, our name could have been buttersuckles!
We like that it sounds fresh and fun, like an outdoor adventure. Our name comes from nature and so do our ingredients. Plant-based just feels right.
It turns out that creating natural and organic skin care products is as much fun as using them. How many samples do we try before we select our final product? Too many to count!