Going Au Natural with Jewels Burdick
Jewels Burdick, founder of Simple Body, uses natural and nourishing ingredients to create skin care products that work—so safe they’re edible!
Q: HOW DID YOU BEGIN YOUR HANDMADE JOURNEY?
A: Seven years ago, we had an Alzheimer’s scare in my family. I went searching for a natural deodorant because of the connection between aluminum chloride and brain function. I tried everything. EVERYTHING. I couldn’t find one that worked and had spent a lot of money on natural moisturizers and other natural products that didn’t work either. I decided to go to my kitchen and get to work!
Q: INSPIRATION COMES FROM WHERE?
A: Everywhere! My customers, my friends, my family, reading, traveling, searching! I’ve been teaching DIY classes and it’s been so inspiring to listen to my students share their personal experiences. I feel like I’m constantly learning something new and wanting to incorporate it into my line!
Q: WHAT LEAD YOU TO YOUR CURRENT LINE OF GOODS?
A: I like a very simple routine in the morning. I’m always rushing to get out of the house. I wanted to develop products that could have multiple uses. For instance, I have one body wash. I use it on my face, hands and all over in the shower. There’s one healing stick for everything! I believe a simple beauty routine helps you stay consistent and that’s really important with skin care.
Q: WHAT EXCITES YOU FOR THE FUTURE?
One of my goals for the future is to educate our next generation. I believe they can be the ones to inspire change in the cosmetic industry. I encourage them to vote with their dollars, to be smarter about their choices and to demand change.