To each her own. I like not having to be bothered shopping and cooking and tweaking it. Perhaps one day I will change my mind.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Totally agree. I don't have the slightest interest or desire to mess with making my own hair products right now even if it does only take a few minutes to do. Like Rudee, I might change my mind at a later time but for right now my hair loves BB's FSG and with the other products I rotate, it lasts me quite awhile. Plus, I don't mind spending the $$ on something that works well for me and supporting one of our own in the process.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
ITA.

And she is not the only NC member who has found a way to profit off of us; its business. I like the fact that she did the research, puts the time in etc. Its her product, she created it, she puts a value on it. And, like all businesses she likely charges what the market will bare.

I really need to add to this post.

Thinking about it: She has to order ingredients in bulk, while that might be more cost effective it also costs more investment-wise and in shipping. She orders fancier bottles and labels than those of us who sell or trade stuff on the swaps.

She "cooks" larger batches, which is time consuming; customizes, which is also time consuming. Then she has to bottle, pack and ship, time consuming. Additionally, there is record/bookeeping time and effort. Lastly, she does this on her own from her home, which could easily affect those she shares her home with, so there is an emotional cost as well.

No, I dont think her stuff is over priced.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
I agree with Rudeechick and Msgiblet. The products do seem expensive when compared to others, and yes they are not lab produced. But I also don't know what quality of products the companies who mass produce use. They may use "natural" ingredients, but there are levels of those too, plus they still seem to contain a lot of chemicals. I sell homemade cakes and they are more expensive than store cakes, but they contain quality, all natural, ingredients, are custom and contain a lot of love and time. If you want a cake that tastes good but leaves your mouth with that chemical after-taste then buy a store bought cake. If you want a cake that leaves you only wanting more cake, then spend a littel more and buy my cakes. You can look at BB's products in the same way.

But, IMHO, homemade is always better. If you have the time to make a product. Great. Do it and save money. But if you don't, why not support a worthy business with a great product. Of course BB wants to make a profit, but she does seem to care that her consumer gets the best product. Maybe one day she will have a big enough operation to afford the cost of lab mass manufacturing and sell at reasonable market prices (and I think hers prices are not far off reasonable market prices). Wouldn't you like to know your support helped make it possible.

Just my 2cents to suport BotticelliBotanicals. But I also understand those who think it's too expensive. I can't always afford it as much as I would like. But I will support it when I can.
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