Naturally Me began as a labor of love for Chaundra Smith's children and blossomed into a successful small business. Chaundra Smith found herself with two of her three children having different issues with their skin. She tried several over-the-counter solutions, but none gave long-lasting relief. Not only were they costly, but as Chaundra researched their ingredients, she could not continue to put those toxins on her children's skin. She began looking for healthier, all natural alternatives. The information she found led to the creation of her first products.
Because of her hard work and efforts, Chaundra has won several awards over the years. She was selected as one of 2009 Leading Moms in Business sponsored by Startup Nation. She is also one of the 2011 first prize winners in the Pitney Bowes Small Business Makeover Contest. Her most recent and prestigious award is as a grand prize winner in the 2011 Microsoft Office 365 Ready for Work Contest. Her prize as both a finalist and grand prize winner includes a $50,000 business package from Microsoft Office 365.
One of the driving commitments behind the company is the belief that what goes on the body is as important as what goes in the body. Naturally Me understands that there are a lot of natural body care companies that you can choose from, but "Why have good when you can have great."
Naturally Me also sponsors a yearly Single Parents Scholarship that is awarded to a single parent that attends Durham Technical Community College.
The scholarship is near and dear to Chaundra's heart. When she was trying to continue her education, she was a single parent of 3 kids under the age of 10 and couldn't afford a babysitter to attend night classes. She was referred to Durham Tech's Single Parents Program (that is no longer in existence), and they paid for her childcare so that she could continue her education. She vowed that when she was able, she would pay it forward and help another single parent. To date, Naturally Me has been able to award 3 scholarships to students attending Durham Technical Community College.