Mandeville Weekly News


Posted by Editor (Wendy) on Jul 19 2017 at 3:00 PM
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Chief Executive Officer at Tayna’s Body Care, Tanya Powell Edwards, is praising the Scientific Research Council (SRC) for the expertise provided in the development of her personal care products, adding that she has received training from the Agency in how to make natural bar soaps and body washes.

Mrs. Powell Edwards notes that the SRC has been a constant help and has provided her with the chance to attend its annual Opportunity Quest to showcase her products, where she was able to share her success story with potential entrepreneurs, while at the same time telling of her experiences of having utilised the services of the Council to create her brand of products.  “SRC has a lot more than we are utilising, it is a gem that more people need to know about,” she says.

A part of the SRC mandate is to promote business development through their provisional scientific solutions and they currently undertake group training in soap, body wash and shampoo making.

The Agency also does product testing, using its accredited lab, operating at international quality standards.  In addition, the SRC creates linkages, connecting entrepreneurs with the producers of raw materials.

They also assist with packaging of the products; connecting the entrepreneur to financial institutions to assist with funding or grant funding, as well as connecting them with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) to help with the support to take the product to market.

Sharing her journey in becoming an entrepreneur, Mrs. Powell Edwards said that she would often dream about developing her own brand of soaps.  “Inspiration can come from anywhere.  I used to go into the supermarket and in trying to get the most for my buck, I would choose the cheapest soaps, which were not always the best, so I would always say one of these days, I am going to learn to make soaps,” she states and noted that over time she made her own deodorant, after which she transitioned into making soaps.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) notes further that the aroma is a great stimulus in the morning and is also beneficial in reducing tension at nights, adding that Bentonite Clay and activated charcoal are some of the ingredients that can be found in some of the products.

Products from the line can be found at the Tates Pharmacy in May Pen,  Three Angels Pharmacy in Mandeville or from the proprietor at 796-7175.