Organized by: gabriel martinez
My name is Gabriel Martinez. I am a young entrepreneur living in San Diego, California. Many people go through periods in their lives when they search for a way to fulfill their dreams and live authentically according to their values. A few years ago I began to practice meditation in order to focus on my own personal growth. During that process, I discovered that I was most happy when I was involved in creative activities and when I lived in simplicity.
With that knowledge, I soon began to incorporate creativity and simplicity in my life. I began to take pleasure in simple activities like cooking, riding my bike around town, and listening to good music. I also started to live in a healthier way by eliminating chemicals, toxins and synthetics from anything touching my body.
I believe that personal care products should be as pure as the foods we eat. Studies indicate that we may actually acquire more toxins through skin absorption and inhalation than through food. Because the skin is the largest organ in the body, when you use personal care products with chemicals, toxins can enter your bloodstream within minutes!
It didn’t take long for me to begin making all-natural lotions, body butters, lotions, soap, beeswax candles, soy candles and other products that are not only good for your skin, but are made from 100%natural ingredients – no chemicals, no toxins, and no synthetics. I am very proud of my efforts and equally proud of how they are attracting a great deal of attention.
Right now my products are available only Etsy, but my ultimate goal is to open my own storefront so that more people can take advantage of these great products. I also envision hosting a monthly class on making lotions or candles with the hope that other will also learn my methods. To that end, I have launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to prepare the store for opening and for supplies. (https://www.crowdrise.com/healthyliving1/fundraiser/gabrielmartinez3)
Although products that contain synthetic ingredients still dominate the personal care market (representing nearly 75% of the market share in 2014), consumers in mature markets like the United States and Europe are beginning to prefer beauty products containing natural ingredients. In the United States alone, the natural personal care market is predicted to reach $6.7 billion this year!
This is ‘music to my ears.’ It validates my instincts that living a natural, simple life is the lifestyle we all should be living. I hope that you will join in this movement by purchasing my products and supporting my campaign. It’s time to live life to the fullest!