We had the good fortune of connecting with Precious Hannah and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Precious, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wouldn’t say that there was an actual thought process around starting Mister OK’s Essentials at first. I was just honestly being a mom and wanted the best for my baby boy. After having my son, I quickly found out that the everyday products we used in our home were harmful not only to him but also to ourselves. That’s what sparked the initial idea of starting an all-natural candle business with scents that weren’t overpowering but uplifting. We believe that what is put in the air affects your mood. The way you Think, Feel and Perceive things.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would say that my love for detail within creativity, as well as the curiosity of experience, helped nudge me forward in starting Mister OK’s Essentials. What once started off as a hobby has now expanded into a lifestyle of craftsmanship. Carefully, curated hand-poured small-batch products are our focus. These products were all Inspired by someone that I love and that Is my little one, Onyx. I take pride in hand pouring every candle, curing every batch of soap, and whipping up butter because it fills my heart with joy and who wouldn’t want to dedicate time to do that? Every business has challenges and I believe a strong support system, whether that be family or friends can help you get through it. Word of mouth spreads way faster than I thought it would have – lol oh and also Instagram.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Onyx, my baby boy of course! Because if it wasn’t for him I would not be on this adventurous journey!- Also to all of the peeps that lent me their noses for sampling my scents and their ears for listening to my pitches – I appreciate y’all! Last but not least, my business partner – Devon, for not only reminding me what the picture is and not to color too far out of the lines but also believing in the vision!
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