Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Most ordered of our "Creations"

What are "our creations"?   The products that we make in house.  Perhaps blends of essential oils, perhaps massage blends or roll-ons from those blends, perhaps skincare products using bases we buy from those who specialize in them, but add our unique special touches.  Everything that is NOT a plain essential oil, a hydrosol, a fixed oil.  All the other goodies.

The best selling single "other products" in 2017:

10: Cleopatra's Secret Creme Cleanser  4 oz.
9:   Trauma Oil  1 oz.
8:   Happy Dreams Synergy  5 ml.
7.   Arnica Massage Oil  4 oz.
6.   Marge's Miracle Blend 1 oz.
5.   SkeeterBeater Gel  4 oz.
4.   Flu Foil 5 ml.
3.   Relax Synergy 5 ml.
2.   Focus Synergy  5 ml.
1.   Cleopatra's Secret Serum  15 ml. 

Cleo's Serum has been a steady good seller ever since we first compounded it, but I never expected it to come in first. We were delighted!

Why did I list sizes in this list?  because I started to list the top 20.  Number 11 was Trauma Oil, 4 fl oz.  Which made my head hurt. Because a LOT of our products are offered in multiple retail sizes. And if I combined the number of bottles of both Trauma Oils, they outsold the Cleo's Serum (which only is offered in 15 mls.)

A dilemma.  How to compare a product that is only offered in one retail size, with something like SkeeterBeater that is offered in three forms/sizes?  So, we did another list.   The first list, above is truly our "top selling single products."  But, below, is the list of our BEST selling retail products:

10:  Citrus Smile Synergy (both 5 and 15 mls)
 9:   Focus Synergy (both 5 and 15 mls)
 8:   Reunite' Synergy and Anointing Oil (this delights me, one of my first blends and still effective!)
 7:   Deep Breath Synergy and Synergy with Inhaler.  It's helping others COPD as well as mine.
 6:   Winter Repair Cream, (1 and 4 ounce jars)
 5:   Cleopatra's Secret Serum   15 ml only
 4:   Trauma Oil  (1 and 4 oz)
 3:   Relax Synergy (5 and 15 ml)
 2.   SkeeterBeater Gel, Synergy and Oil.
 1.   Happy Dreams - Synergy and patches!

Happy Dreams as our best seller amazed us all.  We only introduced this childsafe blend in June, so for it to lead the list surprised us.  Children and adults all may need help with both anxiety and insomnia, evidently.

We found these reports fascinating.  And, my question to you, dear reader... What product on these "top selling lists" did you not even know we offered?  What do you need to try to enhance your own or your families well-being?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Most ordered - hydrosols, carriers, etc.

The hydrosols you ordered the most of in 2017:

Rose Hydrosol
Helichrysum Hydrosol
Neroli Hydrosol
Frankincense Hydrosol
Roman Chamomile Hydrosol

We weren't really surprised about the top four,  but were not sure which would come in fifth.  I had thought the German Chamomile hydrosol, but perhaps that's because we have recently seen such amazing results for oral care.

Most Ordered Carriers, Diluents, Infusions:

Some surprises!

Fractionated Coconut Oil led the list.
Champa Blossoms Infusing
Golden Champa infused in Apricot Kernel oil!   This aromatic infusion is lovely, worn as a perfume or used as an after bath or after shower oil, but we never expected it to be our second best seller!
Pomegranate Seed CO2, one of our favorite facial oils. You all have been listening.
Aloe Vera Gel, food grade, and a wonderful base for topical essential oil use.
Sea Buckthorn Seed CO2, another marvelous skincare oil.  

What fascinates us about the list above is that only one, the Fractionated Coconut oil, is a "traditional" fixed oil or carrier.

Best Selling Frankincense?  Frankincense CO2, boswellia carterii

Best Selling bulk product/size?   Tea Tree, 4 fl oz.

Best Selling Packaging?

Our Frosted Roll-on bottles
5 ml single Cobalt EO bottles
Tiny disposable pipettes
Bottle Sealing Tape
One oz Cobalt bottles with Treatment pump tops. (PET plastic, not glass.)

(The empty roll-ons surprised us!)

Best Selling CO2s in retail sizes?

Frankincense CO2
Ginger Root TOTAL CO2
Pomegranate Seed Oil CO2
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil CO2
Evening Primrose CO2

(if we counted total ounces, the clear winner would have been the Ginger Root total, we ship that in bulk to our Chinese clients over and over and over again.)

Best Selling Kits and Samplers: 

Frankincense Sampler
Bouquet of Jasmine
Bouquet of Roses
Beginner Aromatherapy Kit
         tied with
Lavender Species Sampler
         And close behind... amazing since it has only been available during the last two months, our Frankincense Infusion Sampler!

Stay tuned to see what are the most popular of *our* products, the blends, skincare products, pain relievers that we create in house.

What are your neighbors buying that you had not considered?  Read about them on our website and see what you have been missing.