Olive Branch Natural Body Care is an upscale artisan small business located in West Seattle, WA.
I have been an entrepreneur since I was a child, creating, developing and selling my own products and designs, always with an eye to quality and fine craftsmanship, a wonderful trait I learned from my parents. As a young adult I received a degree in Business Marketing, with a specialization in Clothing and Textiles and a minor in French. All of which became useful in my future. I spent 18 years working in corporate retail, most of it in the buying offices, in many aspects including sales, forecasting, inventory management and marketing. I also had the opportunity to help start new business lines for both Starbucks and Eddie Bauer, as well as several other start-up's. In 2010 I was overcome with a great desire to replace the expensive and not so natural anti-aging, rosacea, acne and sensitive skin care products my husband and I used (Chanel, Aveda, Kiehl's, etc.), with natural and naturally derived products. I began searching for natural skin care products that would restore the skin, work for the special skin care needs of my family, and offer the same luxurious experience of higher end not-so-natural skin care products. When the search proved difficult, I began researching and testing to see how I could create the products I envisioned. During that time, I read an article in PCC Sound Consumer about making your own natural skin care products. The article inspired me to combine my entrepreneurial passion with my retail skills, and Olive Branch Natural Body Care was born. I included 'Body Care' in the name, for I am a certified and practicing Pilates Reformer Instructor (for the past 20 years on the side) and left open a future possibility of combining other types of 'body care' in the business.
We began selling Olive Branch products on our website in 2010. Business grew steadily and in recent years we have seen exponential growth. In addition to our online retail store, we have been selling our products at select local art fairs and larger shows to get our products in front of the surrounding market, for which we are able to produce a substantial amount of inventory to meet the volume of sales. We also sell a small curated selection of Olive Branch products on Amazon.com where we have a 100% rating for meeting the Prime ship time requirements.
"I have been using Olive Branch products for over a year. There's nothing simple about them... I like (them) way better than the big very expensive brands I used to use…"
I believe that our success is rooted in the results that customers see from using our products. The Olive Branch line includes face, body and home care products for women and men of all ages (including our popular anti-aging line) and products formulated for sensitive and weathered skin. Additionally, to meet some of my family’s skin care needs, Olive Branch includes products specially developed for skin with acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. I continue to develop new products for the line based on customer needs, trends in the market, and advancements in natural skin care. "I have been using the Olive Branch face care products and body lotion for the past few weeks and have already noticed a reduction in fine lines and dryness! … Thank you Olive Branch for helping me look younger and feel better about myself!"
One morning while spending time in God’s Word, He showed me that He gives us '... oil to make (our) face shine…' (Psalm 104:15 NIV), essential oil beauty treatments for the skin (Esther 2:12 NIV) and olive oil to sustain us (2 Kings 4:2-7). So, I decided to take Him at His Word and I’ve truly enjoyed the journey ever since!
I have come to realize that God truly is the source of all that I am. I guess that makes sense since He created me! He is the true Owner of Olive Branch, and I, His manager. I am endlessly thankful for His love and especially for the gift of His Son Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit.
I hope you'll enjoy and be very blessed by these products.
Thank you, Joan Johnson
'But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God: I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever'. Psalm 52:8