Meet Valerie Hill from Ambivalent Apothecary...
I have been a nurse for nearly two decades, and I work full time at a local healthcare system in their corporate office. I am working on my Master’s degree at Mt. St. Joe University (which I recently paused to start my own small business), I have 3 beautiful children – one set of twins, and I have been married for 18 years. I created this small business under 30 days ago. This is an entirely new venture for me.
I started making homemade body products about 7-8 years ago. I would only make them around the holidays and provide them as gifts.
What inspires me.. Seasons – much of my work is based upon the smells, taste, and energy of the changing seasons.
How I got into my craft.. I love to bake, and realized during the holidays everyone is giving baked goods. So, I wanted to find a different way to express myself but that could be likened to baking. I found this was a good way to show my gratitude and appreciation to my family and friends. And, they kept asking for my products year after year.
How I discovered my talent.. This one is hard to answer. My line of work requires no artist abilities, and I found I was missing that. I needed a creative outlet and decided to venture outside of baking.
My creative process.. Hmmm, I guess I make products, and scents that I personally would enjoy. I research and then I do.
My five year goal.. Hopefully, with an amazing following. I would love to either open a brick and mortar store with a website and/or be able to sell my products to spas, boutiques, stores etc…My future career goal is to be able to focus solely on my small business.
The message behind my work.. Natural beauty and back to basics.
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