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Tampa homeschool mom becomes accidental enterpreneur

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Who doesn’t want to save money, right? That was all Megan Ryan the co-founder of Alien Country LLC set out to do. Saving a few dollars led her and her husband Liam down a path they never could have foreseen – creating Alien Country. After Liam searched the web for the perfect moustache wax and complained to Megan about the hefty price tag and nasty chemicals she sprang into action. In no time at all she created a small jar of wonderful wax and they lived happily ever after until he shaved the moustache and the jar of wax began to gather dust in the medicine cabinet.

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With a weather eye on current trends, Megan decided to put the homemade wax up for sale on eBay. Her organic ingredients and low price made it an instant success on eBay and later on Etsy and even Bolstered by the success, she expanded Alien Country’s product line to include vapor balm and mosquito repellent. Both products born out of her family’s need. She formulated Country Vapor Balm, an all natural alternative to products like Vicks VapoRub, for her children when they got sick but also with an added component to help her husband’s occasional asthma attacks. She created Scat Skeeters! Mosquito Repellent when their two year old daughter showed extreme reactions to mosquito bites, but loathed the idea of coating her children in toxic chemicals found in other commercial repellents.

Suddenly this quiet, homeschooling housewife found herself in need of a parent company so her husband Liam educated himself on how to create your own limited liability company, thus Alien Country LLC was born. Their products continue to increase in popularity wherever they are sold, either online or at local Tampa homeschool groups and playdates.


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