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Stay Lit (4EVER)

we're working towards expanding so that you can shop our products from your favorite retailers and we need your help.

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Project Description

Sonshine Bath was started in 2016, in my 2 bedroom apartment in Norfolk, Virginia. My Sonshine had a serious case of baby acne and we were prescribed topical steroids which I was against completely so I began researching natural ways to combat it. After months of testing, I found a formula that worked and began sending it to friends whose children had eczema / dry skin and they pushed me to begin selling my products. Eventually, I fell in love with all things natural skincare and continued to research and learn new ways to treat everyday issues. After 3 years of selling just body butter, soap and bath bombs, I added a cleanser, toner and two moisturizers which have helped so many women struggling with dry skin, acne and psoriasis. I am so committed to ensuring the quality of the products we offer, that every single product is still made by hand, in house at our store in Duluth, GA. 

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In 2018, I decided that I might want to start selling candles because once I curated an all natural skincare brand and realized it's benefits, I became a stickler for details and I wanted to know what was in every product we were using in our home. I discovered how toxic candles and burning certain fragrances could be and set out to create a safe line of candles. I took it a step further and decided to make them giftable/relatable. In 2019, I released my first 3 candles. I have always loved candles, especially when cleaning and I've always gifted candles to the people in my life so I found a way to safely do so (while also being punny). Our candles took IG by storm and business blew up, a little fast (esp during the beginning of the pandemic). This past February, we renovated the back of our store to begin offering candle Classes. We also travel back and forth to Brooklyn and host pop up candle making classes which are always a hit so Brooklyn may be next on our list of places to open.

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I am officially going public with my first fundraiser. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise enough capital to help with buildout, hire additional employees to help keep up with the demand and prepare to have our products on shelves in major retailers. Before pitching to a place like target, it's imperative that we're able to produce our products in a reasonable time frame to stock their shelves and with the small team we have currently and our limited space, that's just not feasible.

Currently our team consists of myself, one other full time employee and my 5 year old who helps with shipping from time to time. Funding raised will also be used to purchase the necessary equipment that'll help us cut back on our production time.

We've been featured in Vogue, Veg News, Glamour Magazine and a few smaller publications and we're in homes in all 50 states and 10 countries. You guys love our products and your support has gotten us this far snd while I'm usually extremely prideful, the time has come where I need help from the community to continue to grow in the way that we deserve. 

Sonshine Bath is committed to uplifting members of our community through philanthropy and a portion of our profits are continuously donated to various causes / people in need. We've donated to places like Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights campaign, The Loveland Foundation which offers therapy for black women/girls, The National Bailout and so many more non profits but we also give back on a smaller scale. We've paid tuition at a local daycare (the one my son attended) to help bring parents up to date, purchased beds and groceries for families in need and even assisted a few families with rent during the shutdown last year. With your help, we can continue to provide our customers with the products they know and love, begin to work on developing new products while also maintaining our philanthropic efforts so thank you a million times for your contribution. 

Thank you for being the best part of our LIT family. Your support means the world to us.

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Cleyon
09/16/2022
Bragging Rights
$25
Ashley
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$15
Jess
09/14/2022
STAY LIT CANDLE
$50
Alexis
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$5
Janet
09/14/2022
Bragging Rights
$25
Lina Akkerman
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Lucy
09/14/2022
Bragging Rights
$25
Madi
09/14/2022
Bragging Rights
$25
Amy Zeigler
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
Dana Essigman
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$15
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

21 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Bragging Rights

Earn the right to brag about being one of the first people to donate towards our growth. We've been 100% self funded thus far and now you can contribute to our continued growth.

19 Supporters
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50.00 USD
STAY LIT CANDLE

this is a custom candle that we will create for every supporter that chooses this reward. candle will be made in a beautiful, reusable pineapple jar (purple or gold, chosen randomly) and will ship by October 1, 2022.

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17 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Sip Til It's Lit

Receive two seats at one of our candle making classes for you and a friend! 

Only valid in store (Duluth, GA) and must be redeemed by September 1st, 2022.

1 Supporter
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300.00 USD
Private Candle Class

Enjoy a private candle class for you and 5 friends! BYOB, bring your girls and come create custom candles that speak to each of your individual personalities. The back of our store will be closed to the public so that your experience is completely private. Class takes an hour from start to finish.

Must be redeemed by September 1, 2022

 

Classes are valid until the end of 2022. Must be local 

1 Supporter
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350.00 USD
FOR OUR OG SUPPORTERS

As a thank you for your contribution, you'll receive 12 signature Sonshine Bath products along with a 15% off coupon that can be used towards a future purchase. 

products will vary : body butter, lotion, candles, beard oil etc. 

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Memorialize Your Creative Genius

Ever wanted to sell your own signature candle without the hassle of testing and labeling and sourcing materials? Here's your chance to meet with the Lit by Sonshine Bath team one on one and create a custom candle. You will have full creative control over your scents and name. We will sell the candle for one month and donate 20% of the proceeds to an organization of your choosing (that we agree on).

Must be local or willing to meet on zoom if you aren't in the Atlanta area. If meeting virtually, you will be shipped fragrances to combine / choose from so that you still have the same experience creating your custom item.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

21 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Bragging Rights

Earn the right to brag about being one of the first people to donate towards our growth. We've been 100% self funded thus far and now you can contribute to our continued growth.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
STAY LIT CANDLE

this is a custom candle that we will create for every supporter that chooses this reward. candle will be made in a beautiful, reusable pineapple jar (purple or gold, chosen randomly) and will ship by October 1, 2022.

8 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Sip Til It's Lit

Receive two seats at one of our candle making classes for you and a friend! 

Only valid in store (Duluth, GA) and must be redeemed by September 1st, 2022.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Private Candle Class

Enjoy a private candle class for you and 5 friends! BYOB, bring your girls and come create custom candles that speak to each of your individual personalities. The back of our store will be closed to the public so that your experience is completely private. Class takes an hour from start to finish.

Must be redeemed by September 1, 2022

 

Classes are valid until the end of 2022. Must be local 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
350.00 USD
FOR OUR OG SUPPORTERS

As a thank you for your contribution, you'll receive 12 signature Sonshine Bath products along with a 15% off coupon that can be used towards a future purchase. 

products will vary : body butter, lotion, candles, beard oil etc. 

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Memorialize Your Creative Genius

Ever wanted to sell your own signature candle without the hassle of testing and labeling and sourcing materials? Here's your chance to meet with the Lit by Sonshine Bath team one on one and create a custom candle. You will have full creative control over your scents and name. We will sell the candle for one month and donate 20% of the proceeds to an organization of your choosing (that we agree on).

Must be local or willing to meet on zoom if you aren't in the Atlanta area. If meeting virtually, you will be shipped fragrances to combine / choose from so that you still have the same experience creating your custom item.

0 Supporters
Select this reward