We had the good fortune of connecting with Cierra Janae Daniels and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cierra Janae, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Being a women with sensitive skin I could relate to falling in love with products and then the formula would change or be discontinued. I also believed that products for sensitive skin should smell yummy too. With that being said, it was my missi0n to create natural skincare products that smelled amazing for sensitive skin! No short cuts and no junk! I suffered from dry skin year round…like winter itch dry. I started out making shea butters for myself, then my family, and friends. I loved the benefits of shea butter, but not the strong smell it had. So… I whipped in oils that removed the scent. These blends of essential oils smelled like treats, cookies, and tropics. Everyone fell in love, including myself. I am a mother, wife, business owner, actress, and stunt woman. The original intent was not to make Love Made Naturals a business, but when things slowed down with my acting career, the demand grew for my shea body butters. This past year things picked up with my acting career and Love Made Naturals grew significantly. I know God has big plans for both and I am enjoying the ride! I plan to continue to eliminate ash around the world and stop the idea that sensitive skin means no yummy products. PLANT BASED PRODUCTS WITH QUALITY INGREDIENTS + LOVE = Love Made Naturals Skincare
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
WHAT & WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO It is hard to find quality products that are affordable and products for sensitive skin that smell yummy. We found that a lot of products for sensitive skin do not smell yummy so we have created quality products that change that. Our products are also affordable! CHALLENGES WE HAD TO OVERCOME: Not having a lot of capital to start with. We wanted to start with an entire skincare system, but we had to start with what we had…one shea butter. 1 turned into 10, then 20, then 30, then so on. I learned to have faith and patience with consistent works. It was not always easy, but I always say “start with what you have and made it work!” I am happy we did not quit. Love Made Naturals is a family brand and as we grow so will our integrity for the people we help through our business and products. We also partner with various small business owners to share our start up stories on an IG Series called Growtogetherwednesdays. Our hope is that the series will inspire others to grow their talents into solutions to enhance the lives of others. Businesses such as Better Buy Auto, Luvnbeaut, and Comieyokie to name a few. We also host Pop up Shops and sell our products online around the United States. We also sell locally in boutiques in Georgia, Virginia, and Mississippi. Try for yourself, it’s a treat you deserve!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Walk Atlantic Station at night and eat at the restaurant called the Yard. Book a Cabin Retreat at Blue Ridge Mountains in Ga it is a great escape. I am so random when it comes to trying new places I just google the reviews and try it. Atlanta always has something new to try.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to the loved ones (My Family and Friends-I feel like I have a village of Love) in my corner who helped push me to believe in my dreams. Shoutout to God always giving me vision and faith! I feel like alot of the things I’ve seen or gone through was to turn it into a way to help others.