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Hidden Gems: Meet Chardae Farabee of Ge’lor House

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chardae Farabee.

Hi Chardae, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Believe it or not, I started out only selling salt and sugar. I was dead broke living in Los Angeles, CA just determined to not let that city swallow me up. With the help of a friend, we would set up everyday Saturday and Sunday at Venice Beach in California, and we would sell smell-good sugar and salt. Many tourists and locals would come to pass our small table and wonder what that smell was and I would tell them its the sugar and salt. I started selling sugar and salt in March of 2019, and by June 2019, I had a semi-full collection. I started incorporating my daily regiments in my business and remained consistent and motivated to help me get to where I am.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Oh God, no! This road has been rocky (get it a rocky road? (ice cream joke lol), this road has been covered in dirt, broken tree limbs, everything. I am still cleaning it off! Some of the struggles I have faced along the way is learning how to stay consistent in times of adversity. Being consistent will eliminate the majority of your problems. Another struggle I faced was learning how to let go of the independent syndrome and really focus on building a team, realizing I cannot do it all (still learning that).

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Gəˈlôr House, LLC is a natural skincare and beauty company. Based on the need to take the complexity out of skincare and create a more minimalist approach. Each product is formulated in-house with careful research as to how each ingredient affects the product and skin type it is formulated for.

All products are made for a specific reason, and every ingredient has a benefit and therapeutic reason. No fillers of any sort. Each product has active ingredients beneficial to your specific skin type without adding complexity. Our products are made with natural oils, herbs, clays, minerals, and extracts.

We believe in using these ingredients to return skin to its health and rejuvenate it without difficult rituals and complicated products. Minimalism is the way to effective skincare that heals from the source and produces results that can be seen and felt. You should look forward to the products you use on your skin and feel indulged, relaxed and rejuvenated and equate your daily shower and moisturizing with this feeling not just on occasion but every day.

I opened my first store not just anywhere in Baltimore City but right here in my own community Belair-Edison. Not only am I providing a healthy alternative to skincare solutions, I am also providing information for a healthier way of living within the community. I see the disconnect in my community and is making a difference by creating a safe haven for the youth and residents. When you walk into my store, you will instantly feel at peace and be greeted by a big warm, friendly smile.

Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs, or other resources you think our readers should check out?
Aside from my business bestie Christina Pettis (@shopmilanchantel), who keeps me sane, the best resources that help me with my work, sanity, and overall life is my in my head besties/mentors on Instagram that are from Baltimore City as well. Just to name a few who keeps me motivated, April Divahstyles (@aprildivahstyles), Cee Cee (@ceebeauty1), and Tanya Fitness (@itsgreat2bme). They are a combination/definition of hustle and motivate. I also enjoy listening to my favorite podcast Sagscents by Morgyn Ogburn, who talks about Accountability and Friendships, and my other favorite podcast is Anaya Ivy, who talks about Religion and Spirituality.

Other resources include reading books. One of my personal faves are The 48 Laws of Power (if you know, you know) and Youtube videos.

Pricing:

  • 2/$25 Whipped Butter (8oz)
  • 3/$25 Sugar Scrubs (8oz)
  • $1 Shea Butter Cups
  • $5 African Black Soap

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