Olive Branch Natural Body Care is an upscale artisan small business located in West Seattle, WA.
It is rare these days to find an owner of a company personally developing and producing each product- by hand. But that's what Joan L Johnson loves to do. Her gentle plant-based formulations and effective results reveal the detail she puts into every item. And since they are sold direct from the producer, you gain the benefit of uncompromised fine quality at exceptional pricing.
The Story Behind Olive Branch
As an entrepreneur from childhood, Joan has always enjoyed creating, developing and selling her products and designs, with an eye toward quality and fine craftsmanship - a wonderful trait she learned from her parents. As a young adult she received a degree in Business Marketing, with a specialization in Clothing and Textiles and a minor in French and spent the next 18 years in corporate retail. During this time she helped develop and grow businesses for The Bon, Starbucks and Eddie Bauer and the beginning of online retail. In 2010 Joan was overcome with a great desire to replace the expensive and not so natural anti-aging, rosacea, acne and sensitive skin care products that she and her husband used (Chanel, Aveda, Kiehl's, etc.), with natural and naturally derived products. She began her search for natural skin care products that would restore the skin, work for the special skin care needs of herself and her family, and offer the same luxurious experience of higher end not-so-natural skin care products but at a more affordable price. When the search proved difficult, Joan began researching and testing to see how she could create the products she had envisioned. During that time, she read an article in PCC Sound Consumer about making your own natural skin care products. The article inspired her to combine her entrepreneurial passion with her retail skills, and the brand Olive Branch Natural Body Care was born. Joan included 'Body Care' in the company name (she's a certified and practicing Pilates Reformer Instructor), which left open a future possibility of combining other types of 'body care' in the business.
Joan began selling Olive Branch products on her website in 2010. Business grew steadily and has experienced exponential year over year growth. In addition to an online retail store, she and her husband sell Olive Branch at select local art fairs and larger shows to get them in front of the surrounding market. Olive Branch is also a self-fufilled Prime Vendor on Amazon.
"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…"
Joan believes that Olive Branch’s success is rooted in the results that customers experience from the gentle, powerful, high end natural ingredients for Sensitive, Aging, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis.
The Olive Branch line includes face, body and home care products for women and men of all ages. Joan continues to develop new products 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!"
In Closing – From the Founder
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 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