Live Beautifully, Live Naturally!
That is the manta that Angela Barkett lives by. As the owner and master chemist at Pure & Simple Treats Angela has found a niche in the handmade, chemical free home and skincare products market.
Angela was born near Manchester, England and relocated to the U.S. in 2011. As she has said, “I found my passion in the States, thousands of miles away from where I grew up.” Angela and her husband Mark moved to Lakeland where they opened up Exotic Car Services and have been active in the community ever since.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
“Moving to Florida stirred up some allergies for me, so I set myself on a mission to heal my own skin & health. The more I researched the toxic chemicals in so many home and skincare products, the more I experimented with my own recipes, and they worked! My allergies cleared up, and it sparked a huge passion, so in 2015, I turned my hobby in to a business so that I can share my creations with others.”
She hand makes 100% Soy Candles, Reed Diffusers, Soy Wax Melts, Soy Tea Lights and Essential Oil Room Sprays. She also has a line of all natural lotions and lip balms. Her latest creation is a line Pure Essential Oil Blends & Salves.
I have known Angela and Mark for several years having met them thru Lakeland Business Leaders. She told me she was “playing with some soaps and creams and stuff,” since she was battling her allergies. After watching her for a few months, I decided to approach her with the idea of having Pure & Simple Treats create a line of products for us to complement our national brand products. So in December of last year I approached Angela about private labeling some of her products exclusively for us. Since we are all about fostering local, we wanted to have a local option for our customers. We have been adding products ever since.
We are constantly collaborating on new scents for the candles and lotions and flavors for the lip balms. Angela’s products are some of the fastest moving inventory that we carry. Our customers are in love with her great smelling products.
Thank you Angela for believing in your dreams and putting in the hours that it takes to keep our clients smelling good and happy.
See you next week.