Heavenly Favour (HF) is a luxury, totally natural & Eco friendly body care range.Using business to affect social change.......
Why buy my products?
Body care products that are not 100% natural contain harmful chemicals that can disrupt hormones, create infertility, develop allergies and cancer.The most dangerous ingredients are parabens (on the labels, they can show as propylparaben, butyparaben, isobutiparaben)
“Fragrance” is a common ingredient in most commercial beauty products. The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on a product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate.
Fragrances of this type have been linked with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.”
Sadly some “natural” and even “organic” labelled body care products include fragrance and while you may think that it is such a low dose that it should not be harmful, the daily application and bioaccumulation in the blood can create a concentration over time that can cause health problems.
Heavenly Favour products are 100% natural so you know you are avoiding these risks when you buy my products. All my product fragrances are also natural.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN.....
Hi, welcome to my store, thank you for taking the time to read about my business & how it came into being.
I’m Gloria Craik, sole owner & director of Heavenly Favour Ltd. I’m a single female of a certain age that works way too many hours because I’m passionate about what I do .Whilst confined to bed for several months due to serious illness, I developed Psoriasis & had to find alternative body care products because my usual ones irritated my skin. I couldn’t find anything that combined effectiveness with present-ability & a pleasant fragrance. Not to be defeated, I decided to try making my own once I was up and about more. I believed so much in the potential of the products I was creating that in April 2019 I set up Heavenly Favour Ltd in anticipation of being able to make it a successful business .
As I became less bed bound, my mental health began to deteriorate because I was no longer able to continue working in homelessness, which I had done for the previous decade. I was also faced with difficult life challenges including finance as my marriage came to an end & I was catapulted into becoming independent.
I had been absent from work for so long, I was ill health dismissed. This happened at the same time that I was successful in being accepted on the Accelerator programme delivered by Elevator UK in partnership with Highlands & Islands Enterprise & Business Gateway. The mentoring & access to resources & speakers was unbelievably helpful along with lots of networking opportunities.,
Realising, through the support given by Elevator UK, I could combine business with social change ie: use my product to help others in more than one way was a game changer & has been a lifeline for me mentally. I have renewed purpose & something to give again. This drives me now. That same passion & tenacity I used to get out of a deep hole when i found myself homeless at 16 still fuels the fire that will continue to push me forward in this venture. To use my creativity & experience to carve a different & prosperous path for myself but take others with me. .
To help start my business, I completed a Soap Making Business Diploma to go alongside my work experience & BA in Social Sciences.
Moray Speyside is such a beautiful place to live. We are blessed
My main target market is the Spa & hotel industry. I would love to see my products in hotel rooms by refillable means rather than small disposable bottles, across the nation & beyond, beginning with Moray Speyside.
Why Heavenly Favour?
I thank My Heavenly Father for all He has done, is doing & will do in & through my life, for the favour that has come from Heaven to carry me through this far.
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USING BUSINESS TO IMPACT SOCIAL CHANGE
My business is not just about creating beneficial products, it is also my ministry & with it I want to make a difference in the world. I’m in the process of laying foundations & preparing for this with several projects in the planning stage.
I will take an eczema & psoriasis ointment being developed by HF in partnership with Strathclyde University & the Innovation fund to Africa. I will be creating micro business with ministry links across the continent, bringing freedom from dependence by the providing the tools & resources to equip local people to become independent by creating an income. All raw materials will be sourced locally further boosting local economies. First off will be Kenya with a trip planned there in the autumn of 2020 at the invitation of a pastor in Nakuru.
With a Turkish business partner, HF will be opening a shop & online store in Turkey in the summer of 2021. All resources for this will be sourced locally. Both the shop & online store will stock the full HF range, adapted for the Turkish & tourist market.
I hope in the future to help address the revolving door of homelessness observed during my 10 years working with homeless support, prevention of homelessness & tenancy sustainment across Moray. HF Ltd will offer a robust volunteer & access to employment programme that will support individuals in Homeless services in Moray to learn new & grow existing transferable skills. This will include training & experience that will help build CVs, improve life chances & expand horizons.
GLOBAL ONLINE PRESENCE
The HF Website will be live in 2021 replacing the current online store. On there you will be able to follow all HF is doing around the world & have access to several different monthly subscription boxes & wholesale items. There will also be the opportunity to interact with me & learn how to make your own natural products.
Look out for exciting new products form HF including sunscreen, an anti wrinkle face serum & the long awaited HF MAN range!!!
ENVISAGE & Prepare...
The unexpected events of 2020 with the arrival of the Corona virus Covid-19 have certainly meant we need to do business differently. To us entrepreneurs, it has provided the opportunity to pause, reflect, think & plan bigger & better which is exactly what I’ve been doing for the future of HF .
Come be a part of this exciting journey with me!
Goods can be collected in person from my address but bulk products are not stored here, they are made in small batches & to order.
21 Leslie Place Elgin Moray IV304GY