To celebrate National Black Business Month, we asked our team, LegalShield members, and clients to tell us about their favorite Black-owned businesses in Pennsylvania. One of the businesses that was referred by one of our LegalShield members is Reecies Soaps, owned by Reece Turner.
Reece Turner is a Westchester, Pennsylvania high school student who suffered from severe eczema. Eczema is a condition that causes dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. She and her parents sought out countless different medicines and products to give her skin some relief, but it was to no avail – everything seemed to just worsen her condition. Instead of giving up hope, Reece decided to research and make her own soap to treat her eczema, and it worked! After that, she decided to use her gift to help others, and thus, Reecies Soaps was formed. Every time Reece hears feedback that her products helped someone else cure their eczema, it reaffirms the importance of what she is doing.
Reece has broadened from soaps to all different kinds of products – lotions, lip balms, sprays, and more. Although everything she sells are for all skin types, she takes pride in how she got started.
“My favorite product is the Coconut and Olive Oil soap bar because it was the first soap I created, and it is the one that helped me through my eczema,” Reece says.
Reece uses basic, natural ingredients in her soaps that are best for your skin. Unlike mass produced soaps, Reecies Soaps only have about a one-year shelf life because they are made without any harsh chemicals and preservatives. While chemicals and preservatives make other soaps “last,” they also make them much worse for your skin and overall health.
In addition to running her business and being a full-time student, Reece plays high school basketball and track. She balances her busy schedule by processing and mailing her soap orders after school and only keeping shop hours on the weekends.
Moving forward, Reece hopes to expand her business to multiple shop locations and work with other local and online retailers to carry her products.
Reece’s talent and drive is something to aspire to – she knows how much continuous work and motivation it takes to make one’s dream of a reality. She lives by her favorite quote:
“Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” -Alfred Adler
Reecies Soaps offers seasonal products and scents, such as pumpkin spice for fall. Bulk orders for events like baby shower gifts, wedding favors, and more are also available and customizable. You can even join Reecies Soap Club, a subscription where you will be automatically sent three soap bars per month for $16.95 or six soap bars per month for $34.95.
Check out everything Reecies Soaps has to offer on Reece’s website.
Check out our extended list of Black-owned businesses across Pennsylvania here. Please consider supporting one or more of these businesses online or in your area.
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