Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Lister.
Jennifer, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Farmacy Revolution began decades ago on a farm and cattle ranch in Arkansas. Well, not really but what happened on that land sowed the seeds in a little girl’s heart that today have grown into Farmacy Revolution. Seeds of simplicity. Seeds of peace. Seeds of faith.
Jennifer Lister spent her summers as a child on her great-grandparents’ Arkansas farm and cattle ranch and for a girl accustomed to a typical suburban Louisiana home life, those three-months spent with loving extended family in the country made a lifelong impression.
That young girl grew up into a woman who moved to Houston, married a man, had three kids and was loving her stay-at-home-mom, cushy-West-Houston lifestyle when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. Jennifer and her family decided to leave Houston and ride out the storm further inland, in the charmingly ramshackle 1800s farmhouse close to Brenham they had bought just six months prior as a “weekend house.” The house wasn’t terribly habitable, but their plan was to stay just long enough to let Harvey pass by, and go home.
But Harvey turned out to be a devastating Category 4 hurricane that caused catastrophic flooding. Jennifer’s beautiful Houston house was underwater for two weeks, and the commercial property they owned and earned much of their income from was the same – almost everything they had was a figurative, literal, and total wash. Jennifer and her family never got to go home to Houston again.
Instead, they pivoted and began building a new life in their little Southeast Texas farmhouse. Jennifer started homeschooling the kids and trying to figure out how to hold onto her dream job as a SAHM while also contributing to the family finances. She started sewing, and when the Covid19 pandemic hit, she began sewing and selling masks. But she needed something longer-term and had become interested in soapmaking. So she used her mask money to buy soap making supplies, and the next thing you know, she was on her way!
Today, Jennifer and her family are living a pastoral life reminiscent of the treasured time she spent with her great-grandparents. Jennifer continues to homeschool, and the family has acquired 22 chickens, 13 dogs, eight cats, two heifers, two bunnies and a rescue pig. Farmacy Revolution artisan soaps are all-natural, chemical-free, sustainable, and provide a pure clean. Jennifer uses a variety of high-quality oils and/or shea butters combined with aromatherapeutic essential oils to create her uniquely beautiful, eco-friendly soaps.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Lots of financial struggles and kids missing their friends, school and lifestyle.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Farmacy Revolution – what should we know?
I began my company completely on my own without any business background. I taught myself to make homemade soap and only use the finest all-natural ingredients.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My family and friends have been my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. Especially Giovanni Lewis, who encouraged me and gave me the confidence to approach retailers to purchase my soaps.
- Website: FarmacyRevoluiton.net
- Phone: 7137245979
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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