I founded the brand in 2013 and today I take care of the organization and operation of the company, the development of new products. I enjoy the right mix of chaos and order that it entails.
My original profession is a doctor. The doctor's knowledge is useful both when developing new products and when advising customers on suitable cosmetics. I love mountains, running and dancing.
Favorite product: Horal universal outdoor balm, I apply it on my face when I run in the winter, and on my feet in the summer against blisters. I use it for almost everything outside.
Everything about production is handled by Lenka, who knows how to pour the best texture of soaps and is always perfecting their appearance. Its specialty is shaving creams and soaps.
Lenka likes traditional production and crafts, among other things she makes excellent jams and syrups from her own herbs and fruits. Her original profession is a hairdresser.
Favorite product: Avocado bar soap from the Retro set with avocado puree - even though it is unscented, it has its own scent that I hope you never get tired of
Nikča is our main expert through the expedition, and I say straight away, hats off - it's probably the most thankless job here - very prone to mistakes, and everything is always round and round. Plus returns and cancellations... It takes speed, attention, patience and endurance. And Nikča manages it and still enjoys it.
She is a confectioner by profession and mainly bakes great cakes.
Favorite product: Caffé Mocha soap with real coffee, yogurt and rice oil - the expedition requires constant drive and energy for work, so coffee in all forms scores points
Packaging products, all post-production, and a lot of small ant work around production....this is Šárka's domain. He has a feeling and an eye for aesthetics. We leave soap boxes and gift packages right on her. Šárka is a calming element of our team, always at ease and smiling.
Don't be fooled, Šárka doesn't look like it, but her jokes and jokes in English are already legendary here.
Favorite product: Rest Bar Vřes - dry hand wax with argan oil and green tea - great for stressed hands and smells nice
Our newest addition to production. He has to learn everything in record time and he doesn't have very beginner conditions - it's nice and sharp to produce soaps in large quantities. And in between endless kilos of shampoos and Rest Bars. But Pavla enjoys it and even pours his first designer soaps after only a few months. With her meticulousness, it will be a piece of cake in no time.
Pavla makes the best gingerbread, and looking at her recipes at work it is clear that she is also an excellent cook.
Favorite product: Solid shampoo for fine and oily hair with rosemary, geranium and proteins - you can already see it from the photo, right?
Lucie is the newest member of the team, and she is already indispensable. He can represent each of us. But only in case of emergency! Otherwise, he has his work over his head - administration, order in papers, e-mails, communication. In short, thanks to her, our office is running and we can improve everything and move forward.
Lucka loves dogs and a healthy lifestyle. She likes to run and go to nature. He keeps his feet on the ground and is always positive and calm.
NOT ALWAYS TAKE ADVICE AND LIVE IN HARMONY WITH YOURSELF
I have always followed my own path since I was little. And even in this case it paid off for me. If I had taken lessons and advice, I would never have started the business.
The whole story is a long story, so how can I make it short:
I founded the Nikko B. brand in in 2013 under the original name embrace soaps. The story is not a great romance, it was quite a struggle. I started under conditions that most people would advise against doing business at all. Completely from scratch, without finance, without knowledge, without background, and actually without energy. It was one of those difficult periods in life that we all go through, albeit in different ways. . For a few years before that, I was making all simple cosmetics for the family for financial reasons. And one day I also tried the soap that we needed as a cleaning agent and for washing.
Soap making is such a little miracle with a lot of room for experimentation, and I immediately liked it. Maybe also because it was such an island of beauty and fragrance in life at that time. I started to study everything about soaps, and I was interested in the fact that there are so-called designer soaps in the world, where you can create different shapes and an infinity of different looks in the soap. At that crossroads in her life, she decided to go ahead and bring designer soaps to the Czech Republic. I had a unique opportunity in terms of timing, because it was the last chance to get something like a "multi certificate" for designer soaps, thanks to which we can still create different soaps today variations in scents and colors, thus producing a wide variety of species. I caught the last month when it was possible, before the legislation changed. And everything related to the company has been happening on the same positive wave since then.
After about a year and a half of learning and gaining experience in the field, I started making the first soaps for sale. Slowly I started the spiral of production, sales, and innovation - and it was successful. Since then, we have been growing and today there are six of us in our mini-company.
In 2017, I changed the brand to Nikko B. and we expanded the range to include other cosmetic products. We currently have about ten new products under development, we are still increasing the volume of production - and I hope we are also improving it - so that both we and you, the customers, are satisfied. good things and experiences, I wouldn't change anything in my life.
PRODUCING NICE PRODUCTS AND ENJOYING GOING TO WORK, WHAT MORE COULD I WANT
When the girls told me last year before Christmas that they liked going to work and that they were looking forward to coming back after the New Year, I sat then alone in the workshop thinking how happy and really grateful I am. I guess I always wanted something like that. May life be good for me and for others - if we can do something for it.
Cosmetics production is a rewarding field in this regard, because when the products satisfy the customers, it also brings pleasure and joy - thanks to the fragrances, touch and texture, and most of all because of the functionality. It's great to read reviews when someone like our Rest Bar hand wax helps soothe eczema or chapped hands from work. My accountant friend says that she puts Mountain Morning soap between the tax laws, and they are immediately better. And several customers wrote to us that after the shampoo they finally have no dandruff and their hair is beautiful and shiny. Then it works by itself.
In 2019, we came up with two kinds of lip balm, nail oil and conditioner. We have other products in the approval phase., and I will reveal that a few of them are already in development.
We started with soaps years ago and even though other products are more our blockbuster these days, soaps remain our specialty and for me personally a matter of the heart. Among other products, they are such an artistic and elemental piece, where we can get creative and pour a slightly different design each time.
Of cosmetics, the production of soaps is one of the most laborious and complex - even though for to the layman, soap is perhaps "ordinary". Even when creating the formula, it is necessary to adjust the softness, hardness, properties of foam, texture and smoothness, as well as design and fragrance. The production process itself is quite unpredictable, something can go wrong and the soap behaves a little differently every time. In the end, we have to handle the soap many more times before it is ready to sell.
I often hear from customers that the soaps are too beautiful to use. But I think that it is exactly the opposite. After all, beautiful things should be enjoyed and used in life above all.
I hope you will be satisfied with our products, feel free to write if you need anything, have any comments, ideas or problems. Suggestions from customers are a treasure for us.
Have a nice day,