In our first blog of 2020 we’d like to wish you, your family and friends a very happy new year! As a small, independent UK business we’d like to thank you for your support as it makes all the difference. Your purchases and feedback are truly appreciated. They keep us going, realising that yes, we are providing unique and much needed products for children aged 3-15. In buying from ON! Juniper we can see another day to reinvest and develop new products and initiatives for you and your family in 2020.
Even though 2020 will see ON! Juniper turn five, the year 2019 was full of firsts! February saw our award-winning Super Colour Bath Bombs listed in Surrey Life Magazine’s Surrey Loves Section. Thank you Surrey Life Magazine for your support – we truly appreciate it! The Spring brought us to our first trade show, Natural Organic Products Europe in April. This was quickly followed by being shortlisted for 4 different awards – Two with the Green Parent Magazine’s Beauty Awards, the International Health Magazine’s Beauty Awards, and Junior Magazine’s Design Awards. It was a thrill being shortlisted; winning two awards was icing on the cake! The Green Parent Magazine, whose readership aligns with our sustainable and child-friendly ethos, awarded us the Best Buy Award in the Make-up category for our Organic and Natural Lip Balms. We also won a Bronze Award in the Bath Category for our Organic & Natural Bath Bombs with Hidden Surprise.
On the heels of these awards ON! Juniper attended our second trade show, Autumn Fair, in September. At this show we met some fantastic people that we hope to work with in 2020, including The New Internationalist and a fellow entrepreneur developing plastic-free packaging. In the run-up to Christmas we were humbled with being listed in some prestigious and well-recognised Christmas Gift Guides. Thank you to Surrey Life Magazine and The Green Parent Magazine for including our organic and natural lip balms in your magazine’s coveted pages! Finally, we finished off 2019 with a big bang – recruiting a new member to take over UK operations. Mya De Souza took on her new role during our busiest time of the year. We love the passion and insight that you bring to the ON! Juniper family. Welcome Mya!
So, what are we planning in 2020? We’d like to extend our product line to offer you more truly organic and natural products that leave your children’s skin feeling nourished and smooth, while also giving you peace of mind. We’d also like to conduct dermatological testing on our products. Why? We’d like to be able to officially say what may of you have told us – our products are great for children with sensitive skin.
We are also working with people to develop 100% plastic-free and biodegradable lip balm tubes. We’ve chosen to invest in this, rather than use aluminium tins which are currently heralded as the greener alternative. In actuality, because of the devastation and pollution caused from mining, processing and recycling activities of aluminium, it can be more polluting than plastic. We believe in being honest and delivering a better, more sustainable option to you, rather than jumping on the latest environmental trend.
Finally, in 2020 we want to continue working with schools and children-based charities to raise funds through the sale of ON! Juniper products. It’s a fun and easy way to fundraise! If you work with a school or charity and would like more details, please do contact us at email@example.com
Stay tuned in 2020 and always feel free to drop us a line. We love to hear from you.