The Philosopher's Stone - Created by Ike Eikhoff
We asked Ike how he got into vaping, and how he ended up creating a line.... here is his story!
Well, where do I begin? Almost three years ago I was a 2 1/2 pack a day smoker. I had tried just about everything to quit including the cigalikes I found at the gas station with zero success. I ripped through 3 Blu's in half a day spending over $24, and had completely given up on that option. A few months later I met a gentleman in a bar that was using an MVP V2, it was much larger than what I was used to seeing and peaked my interest. He stated he was on day 15 without a cigarette. That was exactly what I needed to hear. I immediately order 4 MVP V2's, sent two to my father and kept two for myself. They where amazing devices and satisfied my cravings for a month or so completely smoke free.
I then spent the next four months chasing the dragon trying every new device to curb my desire for a smoke. I was frustrated with the liquids I found on the market, either too expensive, or too inconsistent. So with a micro bio background I dug into the manufacturing aspect for my own personal pleasure and satisfaction. The five flavors (and a few others) on the TPS line I created for me, never even had an idea of generating a business from it. I searched out the best of the best products as cost was not an issue, it was quality I was looking for. After a few months had gone by perfecting my personal recipes, I let a few newly acquired friends from the industry try my personal stash. From that moment a demand had been created. I settled all the legal aspects with my attorneys and TPS was born shortly after. I worked with a local graphic designer (Scott Alberts) for three months designing the label, and tweaking the final four recipes. On March 2, 2015 TPS finally debuted on the scene. In August of 2015 Metamorphosis had been created by request of MVC that was doing a vape gig here in Appleton, WI. After the success at the show, I brought it on the line a few months later. Then there was five!
I have to say the best part of my job is knowing my product is helping people stay off cigarettes. That and the hundreds of amazing people I have met in this industry! Thank you to all of the TPS supporters out there, I wouldn't be here today without you!!