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The Enterprising Kitchen

13 Jun

My current favorite hand and body soap comes from The Enterprising Kitchen. They have a variety of all-natural products that I love, but the “Choices” liquid hand and body soap is awesome. The natural oils are moisturizing and the scents are fabulous. I love the tea tree scent, but a close second is citrus blossom. They’re all great. Even better is the story behind the business:

The ladies at The Enterprising Kitchen

“The Enterprising Kitchen (TEK), a nonprofit social enterprise, provides workforce development and support services to women who are working toward self-sufficiency and economic independence. Women receive intensive workforce preparation and skills development including: paid employment, work and life skills training, individualized career planning, high school equivalency preparation, technology training, financial planning and a variety of other support services. Located in Chicago, our enterprise enables lower-income women who have been unemployed and underemployed to maximize their individual potential and move into sustainable employment after 6-12 months.

The Enterprising Kitchen (TEK) line of natural soaps and spa products consists of exclusive recipes created to provide a soothing, naturally cleansing and relaxing feeling for your body and your soul. TEK uses only the finest ingredients and purest essential oils to ensure the best experience and value for our customers. All products are manufactured in small batches onsite at the Chicago facility. Each product includes the mission statement on its label and is signed by the woman who packages it. Choices from The Enterprising Kitchen represent the renewed ability for women participants to make better choices on the road to self-sufficiency as well as the opportunity for TEK customers to choose to purchase these exceptional natural products, which directly support women. The Enterprising Kitchen is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Our unique approach emanates from the strength and potential of women seeking financially secure and economically independent lives for themselves and the families they are supporting.”

Check out the website and give their products a try. I think you’ll love them too!

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 13, 2008 in Product Reviews

 

4 responses to “The Enterprising Kitchen

  1. Lynne

    June 15, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Karen forwarded the address to your blog which I had to check out since she mentioned that you loved Enterprising Kitchen products. Thanks so much for the rave review!! For those readers who would like to see our products, we will be at the Farmers Markets at the Sears Tower and at Eli’s Cheesecake this summer on Thursdays or stop by at 4426 N. Ravenswood. Your support contributes to the futures of the women of TEK.
    Many thanks!!!!

     
  2. psychmamma

    June 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Lynne –

    Thanks so much for stopping by! My local supplier is having trouble getting stuff from you, so I think I’m going to order online. You’ve got my loyal business now! I don’t want to switch to anything else. Have a great summer.

     
  3. ShopLittleGifts

    June 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Awesome! Love the idea. Will definitely check ot their products. Thanks 🙂

     
  4. psychmamma

    June 29, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    ShopLittleGifts

    Glad to help a good cause!

     

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