She's since quit a two-decade-long career in the hospitality business to focus on Sweet Georgia Sugar, and the success has been phenomenal: Jacobson reports that she just finished an order of All-Natural Whipped Body Butter for thirty Colorado Vitamin Cottage stores. Making batches of the cruelty-free product by hand in her own kitchen, Jacobson learned a lot along the way, she says.
She's now looking for ways to produce Sweet Georgia Sugar's eye creams, body scrubs, lotions, cleansers, oils and body butters in bigger batches, but is firm on keeping her commitment to a chemical-free, made-with-love product line.
"Finding things that are chemical-free is definitely more of a movement now than it used to be -- so it's getting easier now," says Jacobson of the current beauty-industry climate. "It used to be really hard to find any beauty products that fell into that natural realm that still smelled good or gave you the effect that you wanted."The idea that all-natural skincare didn't have to smell like patchouli was another big motivator for her to find the right ingredients while keeping the price reasonable, she adds: "From the production side, it is a little bit more expensive to make products this way; but it's not that much more expensive."