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Meet Sterling Neilly of Her Lotus Co. in Hialeah

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sterling Neilly.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sterling. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Over the years, I developed a love for meditation, aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. I began using them for my anxiety during my undergraduate years as a means of avoiding medications. I started by using oils before bed or any time, I felt overwhelmed and began to feel a tingling sensation in my lips. After realizing they worked for me, I increased my collection of aromatherapy candles and became more consistent with morning meditation. These practices were effective for me.

I decided to create this company because the practice of meditation and use of essential oils truly helped me through the obstacles I’ve faced, including grief, financial stress, pregnancy. This company will serve as my contribution to our daily or weekly self-care needs. Ultimately my goal is to be able to release products that will allow us to feel a peace of mind amidst all of the challenges we face in life. Sometimes you just need that one moment to relax and regroup.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Surprisingly, this process has been really smooth for me. I have had the help of so many entrepreneurs. They have willingly shared information regarding vendors, shipping, and even how to establish my LLC. I was well informed before making any decisions and thankfully, COVID has not slowed my production.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Her Lotus Co. story. Tell us more about the business.
Her Lotus Co. is intended to assist with self-care. As of right now, I am currently focused on essential oils for topical and diffuser use. As I continue to grow, I will definitely branch out into bath salts, body wash, etc. I am honestly proud of everything. I created my own website, made my own labels, and I make my oils. This brand is 100 percent me. I think what sets me apart from others as a business is that I do not mind assisting others in their growth process. Even if we are in the same market, I believe that black businesses must build one another. As a company that specializes in essential oils, my oils are 100% pure and therapeutic grade in a variety of scents.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I do not believe in “luck”. Everything in my life has happened for a reason. Those things are what led me to create this company. Her Lotus Co. would not exist if I had not experienced these 25 years of life, good and bad. I feel blessed that I was equipped with everything I needed to bring my vision to life.

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