A Retirement Letter From Our Founders
By: Angelique and Mark Saffle ~
A retirement letter from Bodyceuticals and our Founders
There was a sign hanging on the wall of my parent’s bakery. I remember as a little kid growing up staring at that sign. It hung prominently where people entered to purchase their baked goods. My father was an immigrant from Greece and my mother, also Greek, was a schoolteacher. They bought a little bakery back in 1963.
“The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our progress.”
There was something about that sign that resonated with me and when my parents sold the bakery I asked if I could keep it. Although I was never going to be a professional baker, all those years watching my parents create something successful and community focused has had a huge influence on me.
We made our first Bodyceuticals product in 2000 and with the help of a mentor and about two hundred dollars we started the business. With my husband and business partner Mark, we embarked on a journey that is now celebrating its twentieth year in business. We have been blessed to grow a company that is in partnership with thousands of customers, practitioners, stores, and spas all over the country and around the world.
There are different seasons in life and as we celebrate this milestone of twenty years, we feel it’s time to pass the torch.
Through the years we have received offers to sell Bodyceuticals. Our experience has been that sometimes companies that sell end up losing their quality and soul of the brand. So rather than selling to one of the big guys, we would like to just place this out into the Universe and into the hands of our customers to see what God has in store for us. We hope that Bodyceuticals resonates for someone out there. One of my early mentors in business taught me that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Maybe right now there is someone looking for this opportunity. If so, we would love to hear from you. (We kindly ask for serious inquiries only, due to the volume of emails we receive).
Along the way this business has given us the opportunity to help people take better care of themselves and to help others in need. Having a prosperous business opens many doors. Doing good for people and the planet – a legacy that we would love to pass on to future generations. And as we reflect on these twenty amazing years of friendships and growth, I think that is why we are here - to contribute something good to our world. We appreciate and value every one of our team members and customers. You are in our hearts and we are eternally grateful for your support.
“The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our progress”. Still as timely today as it was all those years ago as I stared at the sign in my parents’ bakery. To make true, meaningful progress in life, we must have friendship. After all, in the end, all we really have is each other.
God bless and thank you ~
Angelique and Mark Saffle
Founders, Bodyceuticals Calendula Skincare