Bottiful Home Means Creativity, Character, and Class
How it started
Bottiful Home is a business born out of innovation, problem-solving and a need for something that didn’t yet exist on the market. Our founder, Laura Pallotta, wasn’t out to start a business when the solution was conceptualized. She needed to solve a problem and was willing to pay market price to get it. But the solution could not be found…at least not easily. After months of searching, Googling, and shopping, Laura couldn’t find a single product to solve the problem she was having.
Problem we noticed
There was no bottle on the market that had ALL the characteristics needed for placing shampoo and conditioner in the shower in a way that was both functional AND beautiful. The shower was beautiful. Ceramic tile with glass tile inserts and perfectly clear, semi-frameless shower doors and walls. But those bottles with shampoo and conditioner were so ugly! Advertisements here. Ingredients there. And what’s with all the “design” on them that is mostly pictures of plants and other weird things in attempts to be more attractive but just end up looking cluttered and not matching the décor at all?!
Those bottles actually drew attention to themselves when Laura just wanted them to fade away and be inconspicuous. There were products that solved part of the problem, like hand soap bottles that were lightweight plastic so they seemed safe. Laura tried them. They worked ok for a month or so. Mind you, the pumps would always clog. But she was putting up with that part when, after some use, the twist-on connectors broke!
Searching for the solution
Laura tried the pretty glass hand soap bottles with metal pumps. The pumps were never very good on those either, but again, these were the offered solutions, so Laura was dealing with that part in the hopes that everything else would go well. A couple of problems arose with these. First, since they were glass, you could see that the shampoo was blue and the conditioner was yellow. This defeated the purpose of using prettier bottles in the shower than the standard bottle that actually came with shampoo in it. And second, those metal pumps got green, rusty, slimy, clogged, and eventually broke because metal and glass are very difficult to mold properly so the connection is perfectly aligned. And don’t get us started on the fact that one drop of those heavy glass bottles in the shower is bound to result in a broken toe or a broken tile. Either one would be devastating!
Next solution. Laura tried the metal containers that are lightweight and hide the colors. The problems with these is that, when you can’t see what’s in the bottle, you might put conditioner in your hair thinking it’s shampoo because there is no label at all to tell you what’s in the container. Laura knows. It happened to her. Plus, metal and water just don’t get along, not even with the best metals out there. Rust is bound to occur.
All the solutions out there had one problem or another: either you know what’s in the bottle and it looks ugly, or you get something nicer looking that just isn’t meant for wet environments and wet hands.
And the bottom line is that NONE of these bottles and containers offered a good pump! Those pumps shoot product all over the room, get clogged easily, rust, or break easily.
Creating a new solution
Laura researched bottles, labels, pumps, etc and found the perfect bottle with the perfect pump. It was a beautiful amber bottle that would hide the color of the contents inside and was shatter-resistant lightweight plastic so it wasn’t going to be slippery or break anything if she dropped it in the shower. The pump was AMAZING! It was designed to be used with thick lotions so it dispensed perfectly every time! Laura was excited! She was on to something.
But there was one element that still needed to be solved…the labeling. When it comes to products in the shower, a label is absolutely necessary so you don’t get your shampoo mixed up with your conditioner. But the problem was that typical labels are not designed to get wet. They peel, bleed and eventually look terrible. There was no DIY version that could solve this problem.
It’s all about the Label
So Laura went back to researching and found the perfect waterproof label that is designed to be handled with wet hands and placed in wet environments. After almost a year of research, design, testing, and improving just to get the right bottle, the right pump, and the right label, Bottiful Home was born. Laura realized that she wanted to help save others from all the time and investment it took to get the whole product right. Laura wanted people to be able to sit on their sofa and say
“I would love if someone would just solve this problem for me so I could just click a button and have it show up at my door and that’s what Bottiful Home is bringing to you.”
Founder of Bottiful Home
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