G-Co Essential Oils
Meet The Owner:
Meet Georgia Zentrich founder of G-Co located in Wollongong, NSW.
Tell Us A Little Something About Yourself
I’m a Psychology graduate. I’m super passionate about mental health and have volunteered in the industry for a few years. I also love yoga and I’m currently studying a 200 hour yoga teaching course! And I’m a small biz owner 👊
What Inspired You To Start Your Own Business and What does your journey look like?
I was practicing yoga every day and wanted something to clean my mat with. I had a look online and was unsatisfied when I realised I would probably have to buy a product which I would throw away, so I made my own! I then wanted to start sharing my creations with others and offering refills to help people reduce their plastic waste
What Does Your Business Offer, And What Makes It Unique?
My business offers essential oil yoga mat cleaners & rollers. But what makes my business unique is that I have a real focus on sustainability by offering refills to my customers! This eco focus is at the core of my business and motivates me to work harder for a sustainable future.
What does your Journey Look Like?
I began this business only in September last year through social media and my friends and family. I’ve been promoting my products primarily through social media but I’ve got a website launching in the next month or so which I’m really excited about. I want to take my business more national and help support more people use our grounding essential oil blends and reduce their plastic waste! I’m also an Illawarra Women in Business finalist for the Best New Business Award which I’m so excited about!
Did You Always Think You'd Be Doing This?
My job before was as a Youth Employment Coach. With my background in Psychology, I am aiming to get back into the mental health field. But I remember being a child running around in my backyard with buckets of water. I have fond memories of being a potions master, so I really feel like I’m reliving those childhood memories when I’m concocting essential oil potions! For me, I realised this was my calling when there was a lack of sustainable yoga mat sprays on the market. I thought, if I’m not satisfied with the current products surely there will be many others who aren’t too! I wanted to share my creations with others and offer refills to help them reduce their plastic waste. Aside from selling my products environmental awareness education is part of my mission.
What Are The Most Rewarding And Challenging Parts Of Your Job And Owning Your Own Business?
The most rewarding part is creating unique essential oil blends that my customers love. It makes me smile knowing I’m creating a product that they use every day! The most challenging part is balancing my business alongside other commitments. I also think running my own business is challenging because I’m wearing all the hats - I’m managing social media, marketing, operations, strategic planning, accounting and admin. It’s definitely a learning experience trying to do all of these at once!
Whats Your End Goal? The Moment You'll Know You've Achieved What You Want To?
For me personally I think there’s no set end goal... I’m on a mission to help educate others about climate change and offer them essential oil products which help them reduce their plastic waste. I don’t think there’s an end goal on that. I’ll always be working on my business and meeting that vision!