As the partial federal government shut down for two weeks, many workers and their families worried about their personal finances because they couldn’t get their paychecks. That problem was on the mind of an 11-year-old girl in Gaithersburg, Maryland, whose mother was stopped from her job at the Food and Drug Administration back on 28 December. But instead of complaining, the girl opened a company to make money like a successful business woman.
The business is called Bella’s Sweet Scrubs and it’s owned by an 11-year-old capitalist and marketing whiz Bella Berrellez. Bella’s company sells sugar scrubs, which is something I’ve never heard of. I’ve learned that a “scrub” is kind of a paste that you use in the shower and it’s a very popular thing.
The products sold by Bella’s Sweet Scrubs are made of organic sugar, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil and organic essential oils. They’re handmade by Bella herself and she sells them on her Etsy site for only seven bucks a jar.