3 Questions with Shem Gott of Mr. B's Necessities

September 2, 2017

Every Fall Box will include a Set of 5 Aromatherapy Roll-Ons from Mr. B's Necessities. They are versatile, endlessly useful, and oh so effective. We caught up with founder, Shem Gott, to discuss what natural ingredients mean to him and to all of us. Mr. B’s Necessities is based in the relaxing beach town of Oceanside, California, where it’s all natural products are lovingly made. 


Tell us a little bit of the Mr. B’s story. How did the company start?

We started in 2012 when I decided to re-purpose my son’s baby food jars and make candles out of them (Mr. B was my son’s nickname). We started using plant-based ingredients from the start because I wanted healthy products in the home. That hobby quickly became a business once friends and family started requesting more and more of “those amazing smelling essential oil candles!”

As time went on, I began to learn more about plant-based ingredients and how to use them effectively in bath and body products. It was a combination of trial and error and research, which culminated with me getting certified as an aromatherapist two years ago.

What do essential oils mean to you? What’s your favorite essential oil routine? 

I view essential oils as God’s medicine. The roll-ons in our set are specifically designed to bring relief to some of our most basic difficulties and enhance our lives. I use them daily for my family and have seen huge improvements. Thanks to the Immunity Boost, my kids often avoid the cold/flu that is “going around.” I have seen great benefit from the Energy Boost, which has helped me keep up with the challenges of running a small business. Similarly, my wife, who struggles with mild insomnia and stress from raising our two beautiful kids, has fallen in love with the calming roll-ons. I love seeing my own family benefit from my work like that!

What is the importance of natural products, especially for skincare and soaps? 

I follow the old adage, “If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin.” Skin is the body’s largest organ and absorbs much of the skincare products we put on. If we are using products with synthetics, chemicals, or fake fragrances, those products are absorbed into our bodies. In the same way, natural, plant-based skincare, made with 100% therapeutic grade essential oils will provide healing and restoration as it is absorbed into our bloodstreams. So the importance of natural products in skincare cannot be overstated.

“If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin.”

Each Fall Box comes with all of the Aromatherapy Roll-Ons above. They are formulated with therapeutic-grade essential oils!

Matt is the co-founder and CEO of CAUSEBOX. Outside of the office, he spends most of his time writing, reading, packrafting, and hitch hiking.