Kayorcee Creations was created out of sheer necessity. About 10 years ago, due to an illness, I started thinking about the things in my environment as they personally related to me and my family. I specifically mention the pure selfishness of this thought process, because it’s true. I was not an eco-friendly world citizen. Recycle? That word had no meaning to me at the time. Chemical free products? I waved that off with a flip of my wrist indicating my thought process on the subject was done. Yes, I was indeed flippant with regard to the subject of natural living. However, as I mentioned, when I became ill with a respiratory infection from over-cleaning my house, my whole outlook on the issue changed drastically.
I am not a middle of the road type of person. I have nothing against this type of living, but I know I don’t fall into this category. If I am going to do something, I am going to do it big, or at least I will try. I made the decision that my house was going to be a chemical free zone. Well… as much as I could make it chemical free. I immediately threw away all of my cleaning products and embraced a more natural way of cleaning my home. Vinegar was a miracle worker. It didn’t smell as good as my other products, but that was the cost of my new life change. Once I had a nice grasp on how to clean my home without chemicals, I started thinking about how my family and I were cleaning our bodies.
Growing up, as well as in my adult life, I had suffered with skin irritations, dryness and those pesky facial blackheads and blemishes. I never had a full blown skin diagnosis, but it was still a problem for me. As I watched my children grown, I noticed that they too had these issues with their skin. My son’s skin, which is a nice milk chocolate brown, was often a gray color due to the amount of ash on just about his entire body. Lotion was just a temporary fix that typically didn’t last more than 2 or 3 hours. My next recourse was to slather petroleum jelly on his body. He hated that, but that was what I knew to do at the time. My daughter’s and my husband’s skin was not that much better than my son’s skin. In retrospect, I feel foolish for not recognizing the problem that we were all suffering from. But we are past that now, due to my new found relationship with the natural.
As I stated earlier, I am not a middle of the road type of person and my entry into the natural beauty realm is event of this. I knew we had to get rid of the things that we were using to clean our bodies, but I knew if I threw out all of our hygiene products my family would revolt against me. This time I had to take things a little bit slower. I started making all of our products a little at a time. All of us started seeing results almost instantly. Our skin wasn’t nearly as dry and the use of lotion, although very much present from simple habit, was scaled down dramatically. I no longer worried about my son being teased during gym class because of his chalky white legs. I was getting so many complements on my skin that I start giving the stuff away to my friends and family. Then they started making requests and offering me money for what I thought had no value except to my family and I.
Being in the natural beauty business has been so much fun and rewarding. I love seeing the changes in my customers skin after they try their first bottle of natural lotion or first bar of handcrafted soap. I have embraced my business, but to be honest it is hard to look at Kayorcee Creations as simply a business because I am having the time of my life.
Kayorcee Creation’s motto is “Naturally Beautiful”. I choose this motto because I have never felt more beautiful in my life, and I know it is thanks to natural products.