- Sexual Health Month
- PCOS Awareness Month
- Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
- Chronic Pain Awareness Month
- National Self Care Awareness Month
Now that Fall is officially here, I wanted to revisit last year's "Self & Soul Care Season" and highlight some information related to the issues mentioned above. It is well known that the daily practice of self care keeps you in tune with your body. It becomes even more beneficial when something happens to the body such as illness, trauma or stress because you can quickly identify the problem and begin to process, reset & heal. And if you're anything like me, the balancing act we call life can get more than a little stressful at any given time. This week's guest blogger is my new friend, Shannon Thomas, Founder & CEO of Undiwash. Shannon and I connected through Endo Black earlier this summer and to say we hit it off is an understatement! I am so excited to have Shannon share her entrepreneurial journey with my followers.
1. Give me a brief background on yourself and Unidwash.
My name is Shannon Thomas the owner of UndiWash, UndiWash is a plant based vegan laundry detergent. UndiWash kills the bacteria that causes vaginal infections. I have worked in an Ob/Gyn office for the past 7 years so I am no stranger to the struggles women have with recurrent infections
2. How and why did you start Undiwash?
I have had my fair share of vaginal infections and have encountered so many women that just wanted a solution, I started UndiWash because taking antibiotics on a monthly basis was not something I wanted to continue doing. I figured there had to be another way to either stop or reduce the amount of infections I was having.
3. What were the best & most challenging parts of starting your business, both personally and professionally?
The best part about starting UndiWash is the response I have received from my clean panty crew members, the fact that my product is actually helping people get a piece of their life back is amazing to me. The challenging part personally is not being able to reach more people, I know there is a need for this product but it has been a little challenging trying to get to the masses.
4. What did you learn about yourself and your support system during the product development process?
I learned that we as a people can do anything that we set our minds to. There was definitely a challenge to get the correct ingredients and consistency but I was determined to figure out a way to make this product. During the entire process my crew made sure I had all the tools I needed to make this a reality.
5. Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I see UndiWash as a household name, We will be known for our detergent as well as the education we provide to anyone that will listen. Most people have not been taught proper hygiene techniques especially when it comes to our delicates.
6. What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a business?
The advice that I have for anyone looking to start a business would be to pray to be able to handle all of the things that comes with having a business especially if that is not the personality you have. For example, I am not used to talking to people. It takes me a while to be comfortable enough to hold a conversation with a stranger. With my type of business I have to talk to people to explain my product, I have to pray to be able to be comfortable enough to get that part of my business done. If i didn't pray I know anxiety would take over because this is something I would be uncomfortable doing.
7. Who do you look up to or admire in the holistic health community?
The person I look up to would be Bea Dixon, she is open and honest about how she started her business and she gives great advice to help others in this realm.
8. Tell me about your most recent business win.
UndiWash is officially a part of the Spice Girlin Tribe, Being a Spice Girl with The Spice Suite gives our crew a brick and mortar place where they can come to chat with me while purchasing the products they need.
To learn more about UndiWash follow us on Instagram @Undiwash or visit our website ww.undiwash.co