Family can be the driving force for countless decisions in life, and sometimes the decision to merge it with business can be the most difficult, but also the most fruitful. For Carol Calhoun, the decision to go forward with bringing family into business couldn’t have been easier. When you want the best for your family’s health, and you want people to put as much care into that as you do, sometimes the only solution is to take matters into your own hands. When taking a car ride with her seven children and husband, the idea to start a body care company came as a fleeting suggestion, and developed into a very successful company called Seven Willows.
The name of the company itself actually stems from the children in the family, made up of two girls and five boys. Seven Willows for seven kids. The approach from there was to have something that was not only good for you, but good for the earth. All ingredients are earth friendly, since that’s directly where they come from. The goal throughout the entire discussion was to givepeople an understanding environment and friendly atmosphere, and who better understands the health of a family, than a large family? Together they built their healthy strategy and it took off from there. Everyone is involved and everyone enjoys the products they make, so there are never any qualms about giving them to others.
The soaps in particular are out of the ordinary. A lot of places can make soaps and lotions and say that they’re all natural, and they very well may be, but not everyone puts local roots into their products to make them relatable to their target audiences. It’s a way for Statesboro to be channeled into their approach along with family. For example, the Bee My Honey soap is made with regional honey from Kelley Honeybee Farms.
The benefit of having a business with so many different needs and points of view is your products gain diversity. A consistent best seller, Southern Dude is made with local beer from Eagle Creek Brewery. A customer was quoted as saying, “This smells like one hot, sexy man!” That pretty much speaks for itself. A lot of products use natural ingredients, but how many people give the added bonus of a Statesboro touch?
Seven Willows is also very aware of the fact that not everyone has the easiest time waking up in the morning, so they created the Bar of Joe. This is made with coffee from a local Statesboro coffee shop called Three Tree Coffee Roasters. The smell released along with the caffeine buzz on your skin is a perfect way to start the day and get ready to go.
They sell more than soaps though, they sell a variety of lip balms including peppermint and peach (wouldn’t be a local Georgia company without it after all), and a line of soy candles to give your home a fresh and clean, relaxing feeling.
Since Christmas is quickly approaching and gifts can be hard to find for everyone, trying out Seven Willows could be a great solution. They offer variety packs of their products, so that people can try a little of everything to find the one product to get them hooked.
A family owned and run business is one of the ways that this family has gotten closer to their Statesboro community and families, along with meeting new families a little further away. This bond and outreach to the community surely has only strengthened their own inner family bonds and helped their original intention and message stay true. So when you get the chance, spoil yourself a little bit and try one of their many amazing products!
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