“Put Some Respect On Your Skin”
I am a proud mother of two who is passionate about God, family, and all things self-care related. As one who has worked in the healthcare field and a variety of other sectors for many years, I finally decided to release fear and listen to what God called me to do. After much prayer and spiritual counsel, I received the confirmation my heart was seeking and decided to step out on purpose.
Called Into Position…
I always made all-natural homemade products using botanical and therapeutic grade essential oils for myself and my children’s hair and skin; however, I didn’t know it was my purpose.
At a fellowship held in my apartment a woman I had just met that evening prophesied
“I see you doing skincare”. I chuckled.
My friend quickly replied, “I hope you are listening, because she is very prophetic.”
“God is calling you to skincare,” the woman continues.
I laughed within myself with unbelief like Sarah did when she overheard Jesus telling Abraham she would have a child in her old age (Genesis 18: 12-15).
I couldn’t even imagine starting another business while struggling to keep up with my previous hair business.
During the holiday season, just before the pandemic took on full force, I made friends and family face oils & body butter because I didn’t want to leave my home. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, everyone loved the products so much, and told me to go get my LLC to get this skincare business started.
The beginning of this new journey didn’t begin as rapidly as I wanted it to, as God wanted me to lead it. I began investigating my competitors’ strategies and actions as soon as I was appointed. After taking a look at YouTube videos, I bought a lot of shea butter and oils and began to make them with various colors. It appeared that colorful butters had better traffic than plain ones. I experimented with fragrance oils not knowing how dangerous they could be. That led me to ask my family and friends what they liked and disliked about our butter so that I could get a sense of what the market would like. I soon realized that I was throwing away or giving away batches of butter because they were not right. As a result, I began hearing people say,
‘It smells good, but I can’t use it because of my sensitive skin,’.
Being in such a rush to create a product after viewing a video on YouTube, I neglected to consider whether it would be suitable for my customers. The most important people for me to question about the fragrance were my brother and sister, both of whom suffer from eczema. The reason I was unable to solicit their opinions was that I had added chemicals to the products. As a result, I had to consider carefully whether I wished to develop a popular butter that smelled great and sold out quickly or whether I wanted to appeal to people who had difficulties finding all-natural body butters and oils.
I returned to God seeking guidance because I was perplexed about what to do. Then I recalled a moment when my pastor received a message from God and relayed it to me.
“I am using your hands to heal people”.
It was at that moment that I realized that this calling was not about making fast money, satisfying my personal objectives, or meeting my own needs. God didn’t want me to enter this purpose with the same selfish mindset I had when I started my last company. God took me through a significant mindset journey that transformed me on the inside as well as the outside. It felt as though he wanted to ensure that I was qualified for this job, and the strange thing is that I didn’t understand this until February 2022.
So, it is my honor to serve you. You who have chronic itchy skin that keeps you awake all night. You who wear long sleeves all year round to hide your skin. You who desire to live a beautiful and confident life, but your inflamed skin prevents you from doing so.
We choose to continue using botanical infused oils and therapeutic grade essential oils over toxic ingredients like phthalates and parabens in our products. We do not employ any fragrance oils because they are formulated with unknown components that irritate sensitive skin.