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Company Name: Hendricks’ Hearth

Contact: Lauren Hendricks





Country Spice Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrub

Country Spice Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrub

I love all animals and have spent most of my life supporting and caring for them in any way that I could. As a child and teenager raised in South Florida, I volunteered at the Miami Metro Zoo and assisted with dog, cat and manatee rescue through other organizations.  I also helped to support the International Snow Leopard Trust.

As a young adult, I volunteered in the Education Department at the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. As a docent, I did public presentations about native wildlife, including birds of prey, reptiles and a variety of mammals. In addition, I also did a lot of behind-the-scenes work to care for the wildlife we maintained.

I have always been the most involved with dogs. In my second year of college, I took a part-time job at a veterinary practice. We regularly donated our time and services to shelter animals.  It was there that I discovered Siberian Huskies.  The first Siberian I ever met was a red and white female that came in the veterinary office as an abuse case. She was so scared of everything and everyone, but despite her terror from whatever had happened in her past, she still would lie so gently in our laps and make soft “woo” sounds to show her appreciation for the care.  Siberian Huskies are unlike any other dog breed I had ever known.  They are mischievous, fun-loving, happy, vocal and affectionate.  Due to their high intelligence and energy, they demand much time, care and attention from their owners.

It was a natural progression that I began to support Siberian Husky rescue and adoption because every dog, as with all living creatures, deserves the best carethat we, as stewards of this planet, can provide.  Siberian Huskies happen to need a little bit more.  They seem more likely to be found wandering the street lost and confused, due to their talent for escape.  Sadly, they are often afflicted by abuse because people do not seem to understand their antics.  Compared to many other dog breeds, their abandonment rates are high.   If you ever have money, towels, dog supplies or time that you might be able to donate to any of the many Siberian rescues all over the country, I can promise you that your item(s) will go to support a very wonderful and deserving dog breed.

Siren as a Puppy

Siren as a Puppy

Less than a year after discovering the breed, I brought home my first Siberian Husky.  Siren is the sweetest, most lovable, challenging, playful, happy dog I have ever in my life known, and I became completely hooked on the breed. In early 2008, I created Siberian Huskies Online (A Resource for Huskies and Their People) at  
Ten percent of all Hendricks Hearth sales are donated directly to Southern Siberian Husky Rescue.  There are also occasional items where 100% of the sale goes to charity; this will be indicated in the individual listing.  In addition, as an etsy Team North Georgia member, I have donated an item to the North Georgia Street Team Store: where 50% of sales benefit a charity of the month.  This month, the charity is The Make-A-Wish Foundation of GA and AL:
Vanilla and Bourbon Traditional Honey Cold Process Bath Soap

Vanilla and Bourbon Traditional Honey Cold Process Bath Soap

Atlantic Rush Cold Process Bath Soap - Vegan Friendly

Atlantic Rush Cold Process Bath Soap - Vegan Friendly

Hendricks’ Hearth offers quality handmade cold-process, whipped and shaving soaps, butters, sugar scrubs, perfumes, lip creams, botanicals and other bath and body products made from natural and organic ingredients.
Editor’s Note: One week ago today, Lauren lost Scooter, her beloved Miniature Schnauzer of 18 years.  According to Lauren, Scooter was wonderfully affectionate, happy-go-lucky and a total cuddle-bug.  Before becoming very weak, she was often Siren’s partner in crime.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lauren and her family at this very sad time. 

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