The story of Gilley's Naturals started much the same way as many businesses do.
We were looking for natural products for our young growing family in 2007; things we could trust and afford, so I began doing research and experimenting. Friends began helping with "research and development" and soon were asking to purchase the products. A store front eventually opened up in Cook MN in 2009 but burned to the ground in 2013. :(
Business has enjoyed steady growth and popularity, as people began telling their friends and families about Gilley's natural care products. Gilley's Naturals is run by the family from our home in northwest Arkansas now. Manufacturing and packaging happens here with my husband while our two oldest (of 4 total) children help with business decisions, marketing and social media. (Thank goodness!)
We are pleased to be able to give monthly to Sweet Water Girls Ranch in northern Minnesota and Nicole's House in northwest Arkansas. We are impressed with the work they plan to do with a safe house in northern MN for "girls who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation and/or have had life experiences that put them at high-risk of being trafficked." They say, "Our plans for this fully operational ranch include providing housing, spiritual guidance, mental health and chemical dependency support, equine therapy, personalized educational programming, healing from trauma, and other support services such as life skills, etc." We are grateful to have our giving help meet their goals. We encourage you to find out more about them and their ministry at https://sweetwatergirlsranch.org/about-us/
Nicole's House that is a one year, Christ centered transitional living arrangement for women coming out of incarceration and/or addiction and we've been so impressed with their dedication and commitment. nicoleshouse.info for more information or to donate. We encourage you to find out more!
With the growing popularity of essential oils and concerns over toxin exposure, Gilley's handmade products will continue to strive for quality and trustworthiness. We know God has blessed our endeavors and we're eternally grateful to Him. We hope you'll see the difference in our products and would love to hear from you. May God richly Bless You and your families! - Jill Gilley