Hi! I'm Lauren. Welcome to Naturally Made Essentials! I live in Boca Raton, Florida with my husband, Donothan, and our son, Chase. After having Chase in 2016 our life quickly changed. He was born premature at 34 weeks and 2 days and spent some time in the NICU. Besides the normal nervousness of being a first-time mom, I now had to care for my delicate little 5lb. baby boy. After learning of all the risks that premature newborns are prone to, I really started re-thinking our home and all of the products he was being exposed to. I started doing my research to find ways to begin using naturally derived products on a daily basis. I sat down for a whole day, took every single one of our household cleaners and experimented, googled, and studied how I could replace them with healthier homemade recipes. That quickly lead to me replacing my personal products as well as beginning to discover the benefits of aromatherapy. Once I was completely emerged and dedicated to living a more natural life, I noticed that the products I was buying to help me on my journey were not always what I hoped they would be. I was a new mom, out of work, and didn't have the resources to spend a fortune on oil kits or other items that I had no idea how to use. I had countless experiences with products I had ordered either taking MONTHS to be delivered or when it did arrive, was not the quality I expected. I started getting more and more upset about all this money I had spent and the lack of confidence I had in these products. This sparked the idea of Naturally Made Essentials. A place where others can find affordable, quality products and resources to guide them on their journey to natural living while providing the best possible customer service. Fast forward over a year later and we are now a full-time family run business. My husband is my partner in life, and in business, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Chase is thriving and we are helping people! We are dedicated to creating a customer service environment that anyone feels comfortable to call us, ask questions, and let us know if they need anything. We are here for you! We want to know you! We want to empower you to say no to harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals in your daily routine and give you the resources and alternatives to make it easy! It's not about doing it all, all at once, all the time. It’s not about all or nothing. Anyone can do it, one small step at a time. Again, welcome! I hope you join me in living naturally for health, beauty, and peace of mind!