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Hidden Gems of San Diego - New Product and Winner Announcement

Zaneta BeckmanComment

UPDATE:  After a month of "hard" work visiting dozens of the beautiful treasures of San Diego suggested by our participants, we have selected winners for our Hidden Gems of San Diego contest.  With so many outstanding leads (like the breathtaking whole-city views of Kate Sessions Park, hidden shopping in caves of La Jolla, and a canyon-crossing walking bridge in the woods downtown!), it was very difficult to pick just one "Gem" as our inspiration for a new product. 

In the end, the answer for our product inspiration was staring (and oftentimes licking) us right in the face.  San Diego's is filled with PUPPIES!!!  Our beaches, parks, and even businesses all seem to boast puppy-friendly accommodations, and a general love for animals unparalleled in any other American city.  San Diego is the home of world-class zoos, Aquariums, dog parks and beaches, a sprawling Safari Park, and the Scripps Center for Oceanography, among many other treasures. 

San Diego loves its pets and wildlife so much, we decided that our next product should be dedicated to puppies.  So, without further ado, we are proud to announce:

Gemtera's New PUP SOAP:  With built-in finger-like projections that massage and get right into the fur, our new Pup Soap is unlike any other on the market.  The cute dog-bone shape is functional as well, establishing a firm grip in its indentations so the soap won't slip away.  This is a thick bar of mild, gentle soap, with lots of unique benefits:

  • A non-slip, ergonomic "dog bone" shape, with ample, thick brush zones;
  • "Finger-like projections" built right into the shape for a massaging, brushing shampoo experience;
  • Vitamin E:  Skin-nourishing, and calming, this vitamin is especially good for doggies with sensitive skin, and promotes overall health as an antioxidant;
  • Castor Oil:  The best essential oil for a shiny coat, this oil also promotes skin health and is soothing;
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil:  A rare, natural flea and tick protection option, this oil is also a key part of our formulation;
  • Mild glycerine and hypo-allergenic coconut soap base;
  • No SLS, No preservatives, No unnatural ingredients!

Thanks to everyone who has already tried our new Pup Soap, giving us so much encouragement and helpful feedback!  Since all of your suggestions helped, we have decided that EVERYONE who participated will get a free soap!!!  Just visit us any time at any of the many markets we are participating in, and get your free copy of our soon-to-be-patent-pending Pup Soap!  :) 

Come See us at these markets:

Tuesdays - Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers` Market from 2 - 7 pm.

Select Saturdays - Little Italy Mercato Farmers` Market from 8 - 2 pm.

Select Sundays - Hillcrest Farmers Market from 9 - 2 pm.

Sundays - La Jolla Open Aire Market from 9 - 1 pm.

Hidden Gems of San Diego

Zaneta BeckmanComment

Hello, San Diego!

We are a locally-grown body care company, and, as such, we like to celebrate the rare beauty of the Finest City that gave us our start: San Diego.   We love to make locally-inspired creations, like our new cool blue Ocean Wave body bar, with real sea salt, and shaped like a major barrel out of Wind-and-Sea beach, or our Motor Oil Soap, celebrating the tricked-out, hot rod car culture so prominent in Southern California.  As our name implies, we look to these rare gems for inspiration.

Last Sunday, at the Yelp! FIT Club Post-Party, we asked attendees to help us discover more hidden gems of San Diego!  Dozens of revelers told us their underappreciated places, activities and other things that make San Diego unique and colorful, on our Big Board of Hidden Gems.  Thanks very much to everyone for participating, and making this such a fun feature at the event!  If you couldn’t make it, but would like to chime in, please e-mail us your own “hidden gem” ideas by June 7th.  Just write us anything that you love about San Diego, that you think deserves more attention. 

At the end of the Month, we’ll select at least one of your suggestions as the inspiration for a new product, and announce our decision right here!  Anyone who contributes will get full credit for helping us create a new product, and we’ll send you some of the product created.  You can pick up at a nearby location to be announced, such as our weekly Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market appearances.  

We’ll also post a full list of the Hidden Gems of San Diego, according to everyone, with links to help everyone discover something new and exciting in our hometown!  For now, here is a shot of the Big Board of Hidden Gems, with active links for each of your amazing, hidden gem ideas!

Big Board of Hidden Gems of San Diego.  Yelp! FIT Club Post-Party.

Stay tuned . . .


Zaneta & Chris


PS: Thanks very much to Trish S. for helping us with the Yelp! API, to link many of the locations, and for her excellent help with this interactive project!  Thanks also to Andy for his very cool, quite literally hidden gem suggestion – Sunny Jim`s Cave in La Jolla, tucked away in a cavernous overhang, out of sight in La Jolla Cove.