A great shout out for Simply Soothing Hand Sanitizer from our mom friends at New Orleans Mom!
Simply Soothing usually is protecting us from bugs in the summer, but are now distributing hand sanitizer to help with a shortage in the stores.
LECLAIRE — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, certain items have been hard to find.
From toilet paper to paper towels, people across the country bought everything in sight, including hand sanitizer. Shortly after, states across the country began shutting down places of business to mitigate the virus, including in Iowa.
That is when distilleries started converting into hand sanitizer plants, including Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire. Ryan Burchette, owner of the distilling company, says they wanted to do whatever they can to help.
“We wanted to do our part,” said Burchette. “But making the hand sanitizer was just the first step. Then we had to figure out how to distribute it in a way that was safe for our customers and our employees.”… Read Moe on the Clinton Herald
Tyson and Anne have experienced many challenges as business owners. See how overcoming those challenges brought their family together. And, Freda Sojka and her staff welcome the mosquitoes with open arms every season. In this Iowa Entrepreneur, see the stories behind Carver’s Ridge and Simply Soothing….
Simply Soothing, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business based in Columbus Junction, Iowa. They’ve been creating unique, handmade products for over 15 years, with an emphasis on high quality for a reasonable price.
The story of Bug Soother:
In 2008 during the floods of the Midwest, Freda developed a natural bug repellent, called Bug Soother. She originally created it for her five month old grandson because she did not want anything with harsh chemicals, especially DEET, being used on him. She gave a sample bottle to her sister to try. Her home on the Cedar River had been flooded, and the gnats were terrible. Some men from the Carolinas were measuring flood waters, and trying to work in a swarm of gnats. She gave the men a quick spritz and instantly the gnats went away.
The next day, a man came into Freda’s little shop on Main Street, and asked if she made the bug spray. He told her that his workers had come back to the motel the night before, asking him to get them some of that bug spray…