The first simmer mix I created was Be Merry & Bright in December 2020. I made them as gifts for friends and family. I was inspired by my love of home fragrances but needing something that was natural and safe to use around my family. Well they were very well received and the ideas started flowing on what else I could simmer! I loved using natural ingredients and the scent throw was incredible.
At the time, I was on maternity leave with my second daughter and thought it would be fun to make a few more simmer mixes to sell online. Simmer and Co was created! I spent the first few months of 2021 making more mixes. Then the world shut down. Our lives changed, and everyone had to figure out how to survive. A time that was so scary for everyone and I had this small piece of goodness- Simmer and Co. Making something that helped create good feelings in people’s home, something that is non-toxic and all natural- well I was hanging on to that!
And people loved them! Supporting a small shop, using and gifting Simmer and Co helped us grow. We very quickly outgrew my home office and moved into our Simmer Shop in Lethbridge with one employee and myself. I’ve learned so many things, had many challenges, hired four more employees and have over 100 retailers who love and sell our products. All of this because of Be Merry & Bright! The perfect holiday aroma that’s all natural. It makes a fabulous gift for so many people on your list and a great way to celebrate the holidays!
I can’t wait to see all the family gatherings and holiday celebrations that have Simmer and Co a part of them this year. I can’t tell you how much that means to me and my team! Be Merry & Bright was made with love and intention and we hope you feel that when you simmer it this holiday season!