Further Products

“Further products is owned and operated by Megan & Marshall Dostal, with occasional after-school help from their 11 year old son. For years, Marshall, a guy who drove a biodiesel fueled automobile and brought his own shopping bags to the market way before it was fashionable, picked-up depleted waste grease from some of America’s finest restaurants. He then converted it into biofuel in a make-shift lab inside the family garage. One day Megan, a former event planner for Vogue Magazine, walked into the garage and became alarmed at what her husband had accumulated: drums of glycerin, a byproduct of the biofuel distillation process. Megan stared at her grease-covered soul mate and lovingly suggested he clean up his act. That’s when Marshall decided to take things one-step FURTHER. He put the glycerin to use by creating a hand soap – Megan loved the idea, but was not a fan of the smell. So she joined the team and got to work. Together, they developed a signature fragrance from the oils of Bergamot, Olive, and grasses to create a scent that is at once clean, fresh and sweetly aromatic. The restaurants that provided the waste grease started using the soap, and FURTHER Products was born. Today, Marshall still picks-up waste grease from local restaurants but the biofuel is created in a warehouse, not the garage. And Megan has traded-in her SUV for a vintage diesel wagon and Marshall’s biofuel now powers two family cars and one company truck. The soap has been joined by a hand lotion, a dish soap, two candles, a roll-on fragrance and a bar soap – all made right here in Los Angeles (“Further Products”, 2017).”

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