How One New Jersey Mom Created Thriving Giving Organic Skin Care Company From Her Dining Room Table

New Jersey mom Gilly Garrett started her organic skin care line, Gilly's Organics, at her dining room table in Tenafly, New Jersey. She's now in 9 stores including Whole Foods.

Gilly Garrett thought she was creating organic skin care for herself

Gilly Garrett has found a formula for so much more than organic skin care.

She’s found a way to give back.

Big time.

It started at her dining room table

It started as a simple experiment to create a scrub made of oils and sugar.

She started getting so many compliments from friends they started asking her for some of her beauty secrets.

She started selling a little.

Then more.

And more.

Gilly Garrett's skin care line, Gilly's Organics, started with making a body scrub at her dining room table. That scrub is now, "Hey, Sugar, Lookin' Good!"
Gilly Garrett’s skin care line, Gilly’s Organics, started with making a body scrub at her dining room table. That scrub is now, “Hey, Sugar, Lookin’ Good!”

Whole Foods here she comes

Today, Gilly’s Organics includes 9 products and counting.

She’s in 10 stores across the Northeast. It’s now one of the organic skin care brands featured at some Whole Foods.

Garrett says the best part is finding her thriving business is a way to give back.

Part of her proceeds go to support sending girls to schools they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. She works with WE.org to channel funds to help educate girls.

No overnight success

It’s been a 10 year journey to get to this point.

She left a successful corporate marketing career behind to go for her dream.

There’s definitely been financial sacrifices and challenges along the way.

Gilly Garrett restocks her Gilly's Organics "What A Face" Cucumber Toner at Healthway Organic Market in Tenafly, New Jersey. This store was the first retail outlet to carry her skin care products.
Gilly Garrett restocks her Gilly’s Organics “What A Face” Cucumber Toner at Healthway Organic Market in Tenafly, New Jersey. This store was the first retail outlet to carry her skin care products.

Her best advice?

Even with all that, what would she say to herself 10 years ago?

“You should’ve started sooner.”

It’s been that grand of a ride and in many ways, Gilly’s Organics is just getting started.

Interested in some fabulous organic beauty? Check out her products here.

You can follow this NJ mom on Instagram.

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