Happy Spritz spreads its happiness and kindness not just through essential oils. In our “Do Good” box, we curated for brands that inspire and take action in doing something good for the world. Small businesses like Happy Spritz gives us a taste on how to follow your passion, stay creative, and still give back. The wife-husband duo are passionate about giving back to animal welfare organizations and efforts! With their essential oil sprays, they help us gain access to alternative holistic remedies for healing, relaxation, and wellness. Through their carry-on spritzers and sprays, we can come to a calm state of mind and find or an extra boost to energize our senses. Meet the Maker of our “Do Good” box, Happy Spritz!
Can you tell us the story of how Happy Spritz came to be?
When I was working as a designer in the fashion retail industry in San Francisco, I was completely stressed out and was having trouble getting to sleep at night. I started researching holistic alternatives to prescription sleeping pills, and that is how I stumbled across the world of essential oils! I couldn’t find anything on the market that appealed to me (AND my husband) in both scent and design, so we created our own line of gender-neutral essential oil products – and that’s how Happy Spritz was born!
What is your mission?
What inspires you to give back?
Animal rescue and welfare is a cause that is very important to both my husband and me. It was our plan to create a socially responsible company that would pay it forward and make a difference in animal welfare. Having rescued many animals starting at a young age, I came to realize the huge problem that currently exists with the overpopulation of animals in high kill shelters across the United States when I went to rescue my chiweenie, Penny, 12 years ago. We made a commitment that a portion of Happy Spritz proceeds will go help animal rescue organization and welfare efforts. You can read more about our efforts and how we are giving back on our GIVING page at HappySpritz.com.
What’s the most exciting experience you’ve had since your business started?
We have had so many exciting experiences happen since starting Happy Spritz a couple of years ago, but the thing that excites me the most is when a customer emails us saying that they can’t live without a certain product and how it really worked to change a part of their day– whether that be helping them sleep better at night or helping them get through stressful situations at the office (yes, we have a Spritz for that!).
Tell us about the Breathe Deeply spray we featured in our April box!
We wanted to design a collection that would take you through your day from morning to night. Breathe Deeply is a mix of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils so it’s the one you would take to the office, on long flights, or road trips. It will give you some major midday relief.
Can you give us an example of what NOT to do when running a business?
Don’t say yes to everything and everyone… it’s tempting (I know) but be realistic on what you/your team can accomplish.
What do you think the world needs the most right now?
Definitely more HAPPY (and kindness).