Viet Ket is a brand of products of natural origin in Bac Ninh. The company produces many plant-based products such as bath powders, hair growth sprays, shampoos, essential oils, and body lotions.
Thu's entrepreneurial journey begins with locust. Then she gradually expanded to other plants such as basil, aloe vera, betel nut.
Except for locust, at present, Viet Ket cultivates materials to be active in production. Deciding not to use chemicals during cultivation, Thu composting cow manure, fish and chicken manure, corn stalks, soybean stalks to fertilize fields.
Self-research to produce, Thu has encountered many failures. For example, when buying a variety, Thu thinks it is easy to grow rosemary. But when buying seeds for planting in the home field, the trees cannot grow. Drawing on experience for the first time, she experimented a second time, but encountered the phenomenon of black trees, rotting leaves due to cutting too bare branches.
Jars of high-quality locust and holmoderma, grapefruit peel oil, high-quality male gourd and basil essential oil. At the beginning of production, Thu always buys locust to prevent the supplier from spraying preservatives on the material.
Preserving materials is very important. Collecting and drying ingredients is very careful so that they do not have to use mold-proof matches. If raw materials are not active, manufacturers are likely to risk the supplier of salt matches on raw materials to fight mold.
After buying machines to produce, Thu also has to improve them. For example, with a stew pot, her family improved the lid and short wall to prevent the ingredients from boiling over. They also improved the lid to help the ingredients quickly and expel the active substance out. With a concentrated pot, they had to improve the swing and rotating system.
The big advantage of Viet Ket products is that they contain no preservatives, no fragrance, no foam, no smoothing. She invested in a cold storage to preserve fresh seasonal ingredients. "If fresh locust is cooked, the quality of the product is superior to that of dry locust," Thu revealed.
Thu regularly gives seeds to herbal lovers to grow on their own.
Finding and choosing filter bags is also a time-consuming process for Thu. She had to spend a lot of time trying out different types of paper bags.
"The momentum of Viet Ket's development is not fast, but fortunately for us, the number of intestine customers keeps increasing," Thu said.