In 1998, a skin care company was startedâ€“with only six productsâ€“in the hope of empowering the Black community.
Ten years later, it is doing just that.
Warm Spirit, headquartered in west suburban Oak Brook, has a staff of 25 with an additional 8,000 to 10,000 consultants selling its more than 150 products, Tracey Bell, vice president of sales and marketing for Warm Spirit, told the Defender.
â€œNinety-five percent of our consultants are Black. And with so many people losing their jobs because of the economy, Warm Spirit is the perfect part-time, seasonal or full-time job,â€ she said. â€œIt offers flexibility, high earning potential and a fresh start at a new career as an entrepreneur.â€
â€œYou can easily earn $300 a week working from home,â€ Bell said.
And Bell is quick to dispel the notion that Warm Spirit is just another skin care provider like Mary Kay.
â€œOur products are made with natural ingredients like organic oils,â€ she explained. â€œMary Kay is more cosmetic where as our products actually heal the skin.â€
Logo from Warm Spirit.