If this title didn't catch you by surprise it should have. However, this isn't click bait at all. I love supporting mothers as their passions manifest into a reality. I had a chance to catch up with Melanie, owner and co-creator of Bad Ass Blends Co. and it was such a pleasure to not only test out her products but also chat about the product and more about her. Check out the interview below and my review.
1. What was the inspiration behind your product, share with me the premise?
My product was inspired by my sister-in-law, Melissa, who made bum cream for all of her babies. She passed on her original recipe to me, which I tweaked with a few different ingredients until I came up with a blend that I really liked. Currently I'm selling that blend and have plans to launch 3 more starting in the spring. The blends will be named after all the babies born into our family in 2016!
2. The name is definitely catchy! What was the inspiration?
The name took a little while to get to. I had originally reached out to someone on Fiverr to see if someone else could come up with something I really liked that suited the product, but I wasn't excited about what I got in return. I talked more with my husband to see what he thought about what would make a good name, and he said he liked the word 'blends', but apart from that didn't have many more suggestions. I threw out the name 'Bad Ass Blends' and it stuck with both of us. I liked the alliteration and word play, and found that it made an impression on people that was mostly positive. I have also encountered people who have said they would not buy the product based on the name alone, but would definitely buy it under another name, so it has alienated some potential customers. I realized that would be a risk, but i think it is worth it to have a name that stands out among typical cutesy baby products.
3. Who inspires you?
Moms inspire me! Especially when they continue to pursue their passions. I am so impressed by women who care for their families wholeheartedly while still making time to pursue an interest, passion, or talent that matters to them. That's part of what I like about having a little side gig. It's nothing major, but it's something I do for me that I really enjoy and gives my brain a little break from the usual mom stuff that I'm normally occupied with.
4. How can we learn more about your product?
5. How many children do you have?
I have two boys, Mordecai who is 2 and half and Thaddeus who is 2 weeks!
Don't you just love to hear about mamas finding something that fills them with joy? Something that speaks to their heart and makes them feel proud. I absolutely love this because I can see and hear the pure joy that it brings
The Mrs Thoughts: I was actually wondering if I would have an opportunity to adequately test out the product because my daughters don't frequent diaper rashes. Fortunately, I was able to use it on my baby girls bottom. She had popped and it left her bottom a bit irritated. I applied the ointment to her irritated skin and seriously, by the next diaper change I saw a difference. WOW! Impressed seriously. I love products with instant relief and Bad Ass Blends Co., did just that.
Now, here is where it really won me over. As a mother we are always interested in products that can be multifunctional (well at least I do). This product was designed for one purpose however, it can be used in other ways, such as on other skin areas. I LOVE THIS! So often we purchased diaper ointments and they sit in the drawer for many months before you need to use it again. However, Bad Ass Blends, gives you the flexibility to spread the love. Support this product mamas. It's a great addition to your diaper changing stations for sure.
What I really love about this product is that it is 100% natural and the ingredients are simple. In addition, it is paraben free, fragrance free, aluminum free, and 100% natural.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax… that’s it!