Tiffany Harris Provides Self-Care Solutions to Men, Women, and Children Through Her Skincare Brand, Whip My Butta Organics
Licensed in cosmetology, lymphatic drainage massage, occupational therapy, and wound care, Tiffany Harris is a force in the self-care industry.
Through the medical massage services within her company, The Wrapped Company, lymphatic drainage clients have gained increased confidence and purpose due to decreased swelling in their bodies that may have stemmed from trauma, medical issues, or a recent operation.
Beyond that, Harris provides self-care solutions to men, women, and children through her skincare brand, Whip My Butta Organics. The company just released its plant-based haircare line — Jania — in January 2022.
The creation of both organizations stem from a desire to truly walk the talk when it comes to self-care.
Whip My Butta Organics started when Harris literally whipped up the solution to her daughters’ eczema outbreaks — a body butter that soon after sold to grateful friends, family, and strangers. The product line includes items for every skin type, age, and gender, and has expanded to include body washes, scrubs, and more.
Knowing her customers want to feel as good as they look, Harris is devoted to also educating them on how to minimize their edema and manage it throughout their lives.
Operating from Schenectady, N.Y., Harris fulfills massage appointments locally. While she is based in Upstate New York, Tiffany’s products and services are made for everyone (lymphatic drainage only in New York at this time).
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Tiffany Harris.
Why is self-care advocacy important to you and in what ways do you practice self-care?
Tiffany: I’m a mom, so I do my best to be intentional about the thoughts that I entertain. That has a ripple effect. I try to keep a very positive vibe in our home, and wherever I am, because that’s what I want to experience from everyone around me. On that note, I think it’s important not to get sucked into social media because that can affect you mentally. Keeping yourself away from social media can be a form of self-care in itself.
How do you balance all of your passions as a licensed cosmetologist, occupational therapist, and lymphatic drainage specialist?
Tiffany: I try to link them all together. I incorporate all of my professions while working with clients from other areas that I’m working in. For instance, if a lymphedema patient asks a question about their hair, I take that opportunity to educate them.
As the owner of Whip My Butta Organics skincare and haircare company, what products and services do you provide?
Tiffany: We’re very proud of our body butters and cleansers, facial oils, facial washes, and plant-based hair care products. We also do our best to educate our clients on products and skin-care methods that will benefit their particular skin type.
What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?
Tiffany: I really enjoy the flexibility in making my workday work for me. I can go out and run errands when I need to and have a free mind to be as creative as I need or want to be.
What have been some challenges in business that you overcame which made you a better boss?
Tiffany: Being a solo entrepreneur has its built-in challenges, but I have a very supportive village that helps me accomplish what needs to be done. For example, my production process was a challenge in the past, but I’ve improved on that drastically because I started asking for help. I learned quickly how important it was to ask for help.
Once I have a staff, my past experiences will help me to train them better, since I will have already done that job.
What does 2022 look like for you?
Tiffany: I’m glad you asked! This spring, we released our Boozy Skin Collection, which have scents that are inspired by drinks like the Cabernet Sauvignon, Peach Bellini, and Pina Colada. You won’t smell like alcohol, but the rich, fruity aromas might remind you of a beach vacation. In January, we released Jania, which is our plant-based hair care system. There’s a clarifying shampoo, hydrating conditioner, spritz, and a lightweight scalp oil in that product lineup. This year is going to be huge for our customers!
What else would you like for us to know about you and your business?
Tiffany: I would love for my products to be on college campuses so that students won’t have so much of a struggle finding skincare products near them.
Any spring self-care tips you can leave our readers with?
Tiffany: Take some time out for yourself. When you’re finished coordinating pick-ups and drop-offs, projects, and cleaning, turn on your jam, sit back, pamper yourself with your favorite skin or hair products and reflect on your day. What were some good things that happened? What did you learn, and what will you do differently to make tomorrow better?