Starting a Small Business of Herbal Products
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Lenore
Posted on: December 7, 2003

I am trying to start a small business of herbal products. I do not know the herbs to use in dream pillows, breathe easy pillows, etc. I’m familiar with the scent of lavender, thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary, etc, but there I run out.

I would really appreciate any help you can give me. I purchased the Richters potpourri kit but the several little bags are not labeled. I’m a disabled, retired senior citizen and can not run around too much so I do mist of my purchases by mail.

I’m so glad I found you on Richters website. Thanks a million.

With a little creativity it is possible to make truly amazing herbal products that you can sell at craft shows, herb fairs, in gift shops, and even to friends. If you products are marketed right, you might even be able to parlay your senior status into a marketing plus -- something like "Granny’s Dream Pillows" or something similar.

The best books we have for your new venture are:

1. "Gifts for Herb Lovers: Over 50 Projects to Make and Give" http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=XB3630

2. "Growing Your Herb Business" -- has 50 profitable product ideas. http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=XB4380

3. "Making Herbal Dream Pillows" http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=XB6193

4. "Making and Selling Herbal Crafts" http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=XB6191

These books are full of inspiring ideas to help you get started.

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