Meet Rebecca Freeman, the creator and visionary of Epiphany Scents. Not only is she committed to producing quality products but her collection will spoil your body and senses with its wonderful scents. These fragrant rich products will fill a room. This is a must have collection from her Whipped Body Frosting and Moisture Rich Body Mist, to her Dead Sea Salt Scrubs. Each Scent is unforgettable !
"Epiphany Scents is a company committed to producing quality products made with the best natural ingredients."
Q: What is Epiphany Scents and what can it do?
A: Epiphany Scents is a hobby turned venture. I left out the word business (business venture) because ES was birthed out of a desire to do something creative as a stress reliever from my day-to-day corporate business work. What started as creating candles and body products for myself, turned to gifts for friends/family and now ES supporters. Epiphany Scents provides an alternative to consumers to purchase products that embody quality ingredients, rich with nature’s own products that nourish the skin, body and awaken the senses.
Q: What was the 'epiphany' that took "Epiphany Scents" from a hobby to a passionate dream needing to be fulfilled?
A: The epiphany was simply the word of God; seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you. As a teenager, I always knew that I wanted to operate in the business environment, but my idea/vision was rooted in the corporate sector; I envisioned myself being a corporate leader in some large enterprise. So I pursued higher education, God blessed me to obtain my Bachelor’s in Business and later my Master’s in Organizational Leadership, he allowed me to grow and develop as a leader within a very successful international conglomerate. However, once the title was achieved, although being very grateful for the blessing, the dream was not fulfilled. Therefore, the pursuit of a hobby, gave birth to a new passion and the door was open to develop Epiphany Scents.
Q: How does your faith tie into the success of your business?
A: Being Apostolic, the word of God, leads and directs everything that I do. In all things, I want the Lord to be well pleased; therefore, I keep him first and like Christ, I work to serve people. When developing a product for the skin or body, I pull from nature what I believe would enhance and scent it with smells that I believe would delight. When interacting with supporters I want them to walk away, not just with the product, but I want them to feel appreciated for the support. I strive to interact with each supporter, find out what they like and offer a product that might fit them and deliver it with a smile, a compliment, or Holy hug. What has happened to the “service” in retail is heartbreaking, ES wants to revitalize that. If there is a formula for business success, I hope that it would be founded in God and rooted in a heart to serve people.
Q: Technically, you're still a brand new business (having just launched in April of 2012) but you seem to have so much success already; why do you think that is?
A: Nothing but the favor of God. We are still a very small venture, but the God we serve is Great, so sky’s the limit.
Q: Why body/bath/scent products? Why not hair, food, clothing....?
A: The hobby began with creating products I personally love for myself. Body, bath, candles are products that I am passionate about and that make me smile, relieve me of pressures of the day when I used them and create them. Therefore, ES, is rooted in that passion. It makes me smile to see other women (supporters) provide me with feedback raving over new scents or how soft their skin is. It makes me continue to want to see ES produce in these areas.
Q: You have a number of absolute lovely scents; how did you create such wonderful aromas?
A: The scents are inspired by seasons ( bring summer & fall winter). The inspiration comes organically, flowers that I may smell, feelings that I may want to evoke through a scent or food that I have tasted that you want to crave. Our signature scent “Happiness & Joy” that’s what I want people to feel when they smell that scent; it has several floral notes (gardenia & jasmine) that are classic flowers that when they bloom it draws your nose to it. It makes you smile, pleasing to the eye and welcomes you…that’s happiness and joy. Some of our other scents are also inspired by nature: honey, figs, fruits; we even have a few desserts scents. I always hope these scents vary enough to appeal to every supporter. I love to hear a supporter say, “That's my scent.” That’s one of the goals, we aim to please.
Q: Your products conform the texture, scent, and look of one's skin instantaneously; is this just a God-given gift to place such ingredients together or did you have help as well?
A: I would certainly say it was God inspired, because it was not by chance that I was lead to research all these wonderful properties such as Shea, Mango, Coconut, Avocado, Aloe and others we use that offer amazing moisturizing, nutrient rich, soothing and healing elements found in nature. These elements were researched and studied to determine the best combinations and blends for the best results. Shea is a staple product we use in just about every product because it contains so many nutrients that are amazing for all skin types and works wonders.
Q: How important is it that the products we place on our body be natural?
A: I think that it is vital that we know what we are putting on our bodies. With product labeling today, being filled with agents that we cannot spell, pronounce, begin to define or understand long term affects. As a consumer myself, it is refreshing to purchase a product and be able to identify all the contents on the label. Epiphany Scents strives to keep product labeling simplistic and concise. We want you to know what you’re getting and nature has provided us with the components to use that which is natural.