My work as a dental hygienist demands that I wash my hands dozens of times every day. 

Unfortunately, squeaky clean hands often become painfully dry hands that lotions simply can’t tame. 

Being creative in the kitchen made it natural for me to combine some ingredients together and experiment. The "science-y" part of me took me to the internet to research the best ingredients to resolve my issues.

See below how we turned a problem and created a solution.


After an exhaustive search for a product capable of nourishing my sensitive hands turned up precious few options, I created a checklist of what my dream product might look like. It was a tall order, but I rolled up my sleeves and got down to work!


  • A multi-tasking scrub that could exfoliate and condition my dry and dull looking hands in a single step
  • A product that would last through a few handwashes and not just wash off like lotion does
  • A "single dose" application that would be sanitary and I wouldn't waste
  • Created with premium natural ingredients
  • Portable enough to keep in my purse


In 2011, my husband Jay and I launched our signature product, Sweet + Single Candy Scrub, an uber-portable, single-use mani/pedi scrub formulated with fine salt, pure cane sugar, and a delicious blend of rich botanical oils and butters.

We soon discovered that it wasn’t just a favorite of ours; Sweet + Single Candy Scrub quickly garnered rave reviews from beauty editors, spa managers, and at-home users around the country and continues to be a bestseller to this day!