Dodi Mounce had some complications after the birth of her last daughter, so she started a personal quest to wellness that included creating her own alternative medicines. When family and friends saw her results, they asked her to help them as well. She was able to help them heal through the natural remedies she had perfected.
Mounce grew up in Southern California along the coast. She would ditch school, climb the rocks, surf, and explore the local coves. Once her daughters were born, she passed along her love of the ocean to her daughters and showed them her favorite spots including the places her mom had shown her. To Mounce, the coves represents a place of solitude, relaxation, happiness, and joy. She is dedicated to helping her customers experience the same feelings through her natural remedies. As an adult, Mounce ran a tea house when her daughters were younger in Redlands, CA. In the big Victorian home, the tea house served a variety of teas and snacks including scones, finger sandwiches, and shortbread. The favorite afternoon tea among the girls was Earl Gray, which is naturally flavored with bergamot. Mounce pulled upon these treasured memories to name the company Bergamot Cove.
Mounce moved to Waxhaw about five years ago when she got married to her husband who was from the Waxhaw area. She brought the products she had been selling in a small shop with her including CocoPits, elderberry syrup, and much more. This time, Mounce decided to team up with Provisions Waxhaw as well as selling her items at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market instead of opening her own store again. This allows her to spend more time developing products and expanding her offerings.
Lisa Vigil, co-owner of Provisions Waxhaw with Ken Posko, approached Mounce about selling Cocopits, Bergamot Cove’s most well recognized product, about six months after they took over the store. Soon, Vigil tried more of Mounce’s products and offered those for sale in Provisions Waxhaw as well. Sales were so good during the 2017 Holiday Season, that Vigil agreed to carry the entire Bergamot Cove line. Now set up with an entire Bergamot Cove display, Provisions Waxhaw allows customers to get the natural remedies they need at any time.
Cocopits was named by Mounce’s husband after had she tried several different combinations of coconut oil and deodorant but none felt right. Available in several scents such as lemongrass, woodland, patchouli, natural, and unicorn, CocoPits has converted many people who are looking for an alternative to traditional deodorants. CocoPits is aluminum free and available in recyclable containers. Actually, all of Bergamot Cove’s containers are recyclable. She also sources as many local products as she can including ginger, turmeric, and garlic from local organic farms. “We are passionate about local community, sustainability, eco-friendly products, containers and systems, organic ingredients and most of all, bringing a product that works as good or better than you’d expect,” says Mounce.