Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month With Fran Ngong, Founder of Fran’s Organic Body Care
October is Women’s Small Business Month and we have an amazing businesswoman to highlight.
Fran Ngong is the founder of Fran’s Organic Body Care. Having suffered from Venous Insufficiency and extremely dry skin most of her life, Fran was introduced to natural Shea Butter and its benefits in 2005. When she incorporated the use of the butter with organic soaps, her skin maintained moisture and began to heal for the first time in her life. In 2008 Fran made her first batch of handmade soap utilizing organic Shea and Mango butters, fresh fruit and vegetables, and pure essential oils. In 2009, Fran’s family encouraged her to sell her beautiful soaps and moisturizers to everyone. It was the inspiration she needed to start her business and develop a full organic body care line. We had the pleasure of learning more about Fran and the inspiration behind the brand.
What do you define as success?
Fran: Discovering your passion in life and using it to help others.
What was the inspiration behind your brand?
Fran: The need to solve my own sensitive skin condition/issues.
What’s your top selling product?
Fran: FreeMe All Natural Deodorant which is currently available in 14 aromas/varieties.
What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring and new entrepreneurs?
Fran: Just Jump! Do not wait to embark on what your soul is calling you to do. You will have help and support along the way, but start today!
How important is self care to you?
Fran: Extremely, if you are not leading the way in your own self-maintenance then you will not have the information and essentials necessary to create the best life and provide true awareness. Self Care leads to Optimal Health and Wellness. Nothing matters more.
Be sure to stay connected with Fran online @franngong.organic