Amanda has been part of the Ambre Blends team part-time since June, and we are so lucky that she decided to come on board full-time at the end of October!
Amanda started out working in Shipping and Fulfillment and has moved into Production where she makes Ambre Blends products by hand with love. “Amanda is the perfect addition to the production department,” said Ambre. “Her playful nature and ability to work so well with everyone is appreciated by all of us here at Ambre Blends.”
Read on to find out more about Amanda in today’s Staff Spotlight!
What is a day in the life of Amanda like? But first…COFFEE! After getting our boys around for school, I’m out of the door before they catch the bus. Thankfully, my husband has a very flexible work schedule and is able to tackle that part. After work, it’s a typical evening of dinner at the dinner table followed by a bit of family roughhousing (boy mom). I always make time to squeeze in a workout. I do have the guilty pleasure of earning Survivor or The Bachelor/ette if they’re on. Nine times out of ten, I look at the clock and it’s close to midnight.
What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? Since none of my sweet sisters live nearby, and my house is full of boys, working at Ambre Blends is like having sisters. We all get along, work hard and play hard.
What are some of your favorite organic products that you use? I’m a firm believer that what you put in your body should be just as important as what you put on your body. We eat pretty clean and I try to buy locally grown produce whenever possible. About 90% of the food we buy is organic except for the occasional pack of Oreos! We use Tom’s toothpaste, Ambre Blends Natural Deodorant, Dr. Bronner’s and Mrs. Meyer’s soaps and household cleaners. We use A LOT of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.
What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? I used to be a die-hard Solace girl, but Ahnu is definitely creeping up into first place. I love the Skin Tonic and so does my husband. I LOVE the Body Cream and Ambre Glow. I think the Glow is a flirty twist on the Body Cream.
What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I’ve had a snowball fight in shorts and a tank top on the 4th of July! (One of my brothers lives in remote Alaska and he got married on the 4th of July.)
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Music plays a big role in our lives. We see a lot of concerts. My parents have a several hundred-acre farm in northern Indiana that we love to spend time at. My in-laws also have a lake house in northern Indiana, right down the road from my parents. The long and short of it…when we aren’t at a concert, we are in northern Indiana riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and boating!
Why do you think people should be using Ambre Blends products? Every single item in our product line has been hand-made, hand-labeled and inspected with the consumer’s best interest in mind. I wish people knew the amount of LOVE that radiates inside the Ambre Blends Disco Hut, it’s truly a magical place.
What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? It’s been a pipe dream of mine for YEARS to be part of the Ambre Blends team. I was literally over the moon when I was offered a job with the company. I’m so proud to tell people “I WORK THERE” When the opportunity presents itself. I think that everyone deserves a job that they love and also where they are valued. Ambre treats every single one of us exceptionally well.
What was your first job? My first real job was at an ice cream shop called The Creamery. I rode my Honda Spree to work!
Get ready to GLOW! If you want your skin to look luminous without the glitter, we have the perfect product to add to your skincare routine. Get a subtle and radiant shimmer with Ambre Glow.
Ambre Glow is an illuminating moisturizer that not only is incredibly good for the skin but it also leaves a shimmer glow effect that looks amazing on all skin types. Ambre Glow radiates the aroma of Ambre Essence and can be worn in combination with all other Ambre Blends products.
We made Ambre Glow using the finest ingredients including:
You might be wondering about squalane and why we use it. Squalane is a natural ingredient derived from olives. It is an antioxidant-rich age-fighting emollient which occurs naturally in the lipidic layers of the skin. Squalane prevents moisture loss while restoring the skin’s suppleness and flexibility. Using squalane will lock moisture into your skin, help prevent fine lines and ease dry patches all while fighting free radicals. You can see why we love it for soft, healthy skin!
There are so many ways to wear Ambre Glow, it’s all about your personal preference. We love to use Ambre Glow to highlight bone structure, whether on your face, collarbone, legs, shoulders…it’s up to you! Dab it around your eyes or use it as a highlighter for your cheek bones. It makes a great addition to your makeup bag for special occasions, a night out on the town, weddings or any time you want a little extra glow about you.
But you don’t have to ditch your other Ambre Blends products for Ambre Glow. We have some customers that mix Ambre Glow with the Body Cream and Skin Tonic, which makes for a triple power packed skin smoothie!
Ambre Glow comes in a 4 oz. jar and trust us when we say that a little goes a long way. If you’re looking for a subtle shimmer or a new highlighting tool, add Ambre Glow into your beauty routine!
Our Production Manager Sarah Demirhan has been with Ambre Blends for almost three years, and we can’t imagine life without her. “Sarah is truly sweet, beautiful (from the outside to her very core) and the most positive person to work with,” said Ambre, owner of Ambre Blends. “She also takes her job very seriously and enjoys what she does. Those qualities show in the products. I, personally, am very blessed to also call her my cousin!”
Not only is Sarah our Production Manger, but you might recognize her as our Ambre Glow model. Learn more about Sarah in our Staff Spotlight!
Throughout your time at Ambre Blends, what has been your role in the company? When I first started, Rebecca was the only one making product so I would help her with whatever she needed help with. After she took a hiatus because of her pregnancy, I then took on the role of making all the product (except for the deodorant).
What is a day in the life of Sarah like? A day in the life of Sarah is usually me waking up, getting coffee with my boyfriend and going to work. When I get off work, I like to take a 4:30 yoga class and then make dinner when I get home (if it’s my night). I like routine.
What is your favorite part about working for Ambre Blends? My favorite part about working for Ambre Blends is definitely the crew I work with. We are like a little family and can literally talk about anything and be as silly and weird as we want.
What are some of your favorite organic products you use? My favorite organic product would have to be Neuma hair products and this Argan oil I use in my hair.
What is your favorite Ambre Blends product/essence? My favorite product is the lip balm because I definitely couldn’t live without it. I love the deodorant, I could just be wearing that and still get told that I smell good, even after the gym. Love the body cream too…and the soap…I mean I honestly can’t choose just one and I’m not just saying that because I work there. My favorite scent is Solace.
What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know? I enjoy photography and painting when I’m feeling creative.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Outside of work I enjoy cooking with friends and family and going out for dinner and drinks. I love going to shows and seeing my favorite bands. I am a homebody too, so a night in with my boyfriend is also ideal.
Why should people be using Ambre Blends? People should be using Ambre Blends because it’s clean, organic, and never overpowering like perfumes. People should also know that everything is made by hand!
What has been one of the most rewarding experiences about working at Ambre Blends? It’s always rewarding when I hear about how much people love it. I’ll be out sometimes and hear girls talking about it in the bathroom or people will stop me and tell me how much they love it, and I’m my head I’m like “Yeah I make that ish!” I also LOVE seeing it featured in magazines. So awesome.
What was your first job? My first job was as a Dental Assistant.