Sexy Mama: An Interview with Melissa Jochim
Tell us a little about your career in the intimate care industry. How did you get started?
For over 20 years, I have successfully developed safe, naturally pure organic skincare products for known and trusted brands, most recently Juice Beauty. I expanded from my initial focus in skincare because I was shocked to see the lack of authentically natural, female-friendly products in the intimate care market. Although many products claim to be “natural, “organic and “safe, my passion drove me to achieve a higher standard through the formulation of Blossom Organics Intimate Care Collection. To “blossom means to come into flower or bloom. I believe that Blossom Organics embodies a woman flourishing in the realization of her own strength and beauty.
How much does your child know about your being in the intimate care industry?
My 20-year old stepdaughter has been involved in the creation of Blossom Organics. She has lived my passion for a healthy lifestyle and knows that what we put on our bodies has a far-reaching effect on our health and well-being. With this knowledge, she knows this should include what women use intimately. She has helped us launch our social media program in her spare time while studying at Cal Poly and she can confidently say “vagina.
What did you tell her about sex?
As a stepmother of a blossoming 20-year old woman, I have focused on listening and consciously created a space for open communication on sexuality. I try to empower her by example to allow her spirit to blossom.
What about other parents? Like your kid’s friends’ parents? Or teachers? What do you tell them about your work?
I find that most women want to communicate about intimate care, especially organic, female-friendly alternatives. I share my passion freely in the hopes of educating mindful women about healthy choices.
How has being a mom influenced your career? How has your career in the intimate care industry affected your being a mom?
My family came to me later in life. I feel my career has, by example, shown my stepdaughter that we all have the power to create our reality and that our passion, strength and commitment are essential to our success. Being a step-mom has made me see the importance of my career and the role I have as a mentor for a blossoming young woman entering the work world.
For parents who are busy with jobs, taking care of the kids, housework, etc., what’s your #1 tip for creating and maintaining a happy sex life? How can intimate care products be part of that?
Lots of research and development!