The Inspired Little Pot started out as me and a desk in my home office, back in October 2014. And it remained just me for a few years before I worked out that I would lose my sanity if I didn’t get some help. So I did! I’d love to tell you more about my journey and introduce you to the gorgeous humans that I now call my team!
It all began with a few simple recipes. I wanted more control over the number of chemicals entering our home, and ultimately our bodies. I was happy with how these recipes performed compared to their toxic counterparts so I shared some of my creations with friends, and it was so well received, I thought I’d start sharing on a little Facebook page, basically to reach a few more people – friends of friends. Well, this little page grew quite quickly (today it has 35,000 followers) – it seemed it wasn’t just me concerned with toxins. #winning
Because I started a Facebook page and not a group, I couldn’t load documents for people to easily search for recipes, and I got too busy to copy and paste these recipes into comments, so I decided to start a free WordPress site. That was great! I then ran my first Chemical Awareness workshop for a small group of people in Perth (eventually I went on to run 25+ across Australia, meeting around 1000 people). But I quickly realised that I could teach people to make natural recipes all I wanted, but unless I could help them access truly natural ingredients, it wasn’t that helpful.
So I got a better website and started stocking a few ingredients like washing soda, bicarb, salt and borax, back in early 2016. I then got in shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil. It was hard to draw the line! I kept creating recipes and needing to stock the ingredients I was using. Now 3 years later I stock 60 different product lines.
For a long time, I did it ALL myself. I expanded to my entire home office, then I claimed part of our garage, then the theatre room was converted to a workspace. Over 5,000 orders were packed and despatched by my two hands. Then it got to the point where I realised I couldn’t sustain that level of man-hours without destroying myself. So I got help! There have been a few beautiful mum-friends, in between jobs, who have put in a few hours here and there, but now, I have a team of amazing women that have the same vision as me, and they help TILP to be the most efficient, effective and inspiring operation that it can possibly be!
Meet the staff
This is me (on the cover shoot for my third book – keep watching, as this one will be next-level inspiring)!
Carron came on board in September 2017, and she is the person behind the website order picking and packing process. The reason that our orders are almost always shipped within 24-48 hours is because Carron is a diligent and efficient human-packing machine!
Jenita joined TILP in October 2017, and she is our Stock Production Manager. Every single package of raw ingredient that walks out of our door has been bottled or bagged by hand. Jen is responsible for 90% of that.
Carly is my angel in disguise, my part-time marketing coordinator, admin assistant and PA! She’s extraordinarily efficient, and secretly my no.1 cheerleader 😉
Carrie is the world’s best photographer and my go-to when I need stunning images. Have you seen the images in my books? They speak for themselves.
Nadia is TILP’s resident editor, but she used to be my very first babysitter (for the kids, not me, haha). If you see any mistakes in any of my work it will be because I haven’t shown it to Nadia!
To date (October 2018), we have sold 20,000 copies of The Inspired Little Books, moved into a warehouse, shipped over 16,000 orders and have a combined social media following of over 60,000. Yay!
So there you go – my gorgeous team of superwomen, and a nutshell version of the TILP journey! We promise you some amazing things over the coming months, so keep an eye on us!