Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Carly Hansen, founder, and CEO of Lavish Aromatherapy, located in San Diego, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Lavish is a line of botanical, healthy, non-toxic products! I personally formulate and develop all of the products, and everything is made inside the store in small, fresh batches. Lavish offers bath, body, and face care, as well as essential oils, candles, and air fresheners!

Tell us about yourself

I've had a love for essential oils and aromatherapy since the age of 18. I believe that plants and botanicals have undeniable healing properties, and I have a passion for health and beauty. I think health equals beauty! I love helping people and being able to provide people with clean products that are still luxurious and effective.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making people happy!

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

I'm blessed, and I love my work, so I don't think there is anything hard about it!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Start small and grow; don't get in over your head. Be open-minded; your business might expand in areas you never thought of. Don't give up!

Where can people find you and your business?


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