May 19, 2010 An affordable luxury- K Essentials natural bath and body products
White Gardenia, Rosemary Mint, Lavender Sage and Island Time are just some of the amazing homemade soaps available from K Essentials, a natural bath and body products company created and managed by the very talented Kattiann Samuel.
As a hobby, Samuel began making homemade soaps for her family. She experimented with melt and pour products purchased from craft stores that she would melt in her microwave and mold into soap, “I remember my first soap looked and smelled like a jolly rancher candy and I was so proud”. Not long after, Samuel found out through internet groups she belonged to that what she was making with these products (melt and pour) really wasn’t completely pure and natural. Some of the products contained paraben and animal fat, so she stopped using them and began researching how to make soap from “scratch”.
Samuel tried out several soap recipes that she found on the internet, “Needless to say, it was a complete waste of oils and other ingredients, but I never gave up”. She now credits her rocky beginnings with helping her to become an expert on herbs, oils and the nourishing values they have. From extensive research and through much trial and error, she was able to develop a “base recipe” that she still uses for all of her soaps today!
With such influences as Bath and Body Works, Philosophy Skin Care and Victoria Secrets, Samuel branched off from just making soaps to work on a full line of bath and body products including; body scrubs, lotions, shower gels and body butters. While she is still perfecting some of these products, many of them can be found and purchased at kessentials1.com.
“I am always working on different scents…and if my customers want something that smells like (scent), they can call me and I will make it!” Samuel believes that her line truly exemplifies quality relaxation and affordable products made with care and by her hands especially for her customers, “They (customers) are my inspiration”. She is currently working on a hair-care line which will include: shampoos, conditioners, hair oils and other products for the hair; she even posts helpful consumer information on herbs and the medicinal and natural healing factors of each (hair care) on her website. Next for Samuel is a children’s line of soaps and bubble baths-all made from scents that kids love!
“My grandmother always used to say ‘what is for you, no one can take it away’, and I live by that and believe that there’s no limit to my goal… I want the world to know my products and use them. I want to be able to walk into my store and say YES my baby is born! I’ve waited long enough, this is my time to shine”! This is indeed Kattiann Samuel’s time to shine. With beauty shows lined up, loyal customers ready to place the next order and refer a “friend” or two and one fantastic and affordable product, K Essentials is a “star” that will be around long after others have dimmed and fallen.
More about the founder of K Essentials-Kattiann Samuel was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She came to the U.S in the mid- 80’s and resided in Providence Rhode Island. Samuel graduated from Rhode Island Community College and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 12 years. In 2000, she created K Essentials and began selling homemade soaps to her friends as well as online where she received much praise and recognition.
Charitable Works- Samuel’s recently partnered with Celebrity Stylist, Tameka Foster Raymond and The Lost One’s Foundation, an organization which helps uplift and motivate at risk young girls between the ages of 12-17. Her beauty products are donated as gifts to these young ladies and are used not only to pamper the girls during their retreats but also as a way of empowering them and raising their self-esteem.
For more information on K Essentials or to place an order log in to their website: www.kessentials1.com or call Customer Service:772.446.9847. Follow them on Twitter:@Katti12