The Story of Regina's Essentials, LLC
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HI!!!!! I'm Amanda, the sole-owner of this amazing Latina owned company named Regina's Essentials, LLC. I am an avid wine lover and a travel enthusiast. I am 100% proud Boricua, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Fun fact about me, I lived in every borough except for Staten Island. I am now located in Hudson Valley. I love nature, hiking and farms, I decided to move to enjoy a healthier and more sustainable life.
Regina's Essentials is named after my mother. My mother passed away when I was a child and I was always obsessed with the name Regina. I wanted a way for my mothers name to live on to bring health and inspiration to the world, hence the reason my launch date was May 6, 2021, Happy Birthday to my mama.
In early 2020, I walked away from a career I thought was going to be my retirement career. I am a former Riker's Island Correction Officer hopefully turned sooner than later full-time entrepreneur. My passion for criminal justice stemmed from my mothers death. I decided it was time to leave a world of negativity behind and walk towards a positive life full of happiness and health.
The idea to create Regina's Essentials, LLC stemmed from COVID-19. Living in NYC during COVID-19 scared me. Hearing the endless sirens of ambulances throughout the day and night saddened me. It made me focus on my health and I wanted to be able to share a healthier journey with the world. I am a high believer in farm-to-table dining and USDA foods, minus natural flavors. I was so consumed with what I ingest, that I completely forgot about my skin and home life. I was obsessed with commercialized candles and soaps that include fragrances. Being in quarantine, I began lighting candles more and more to create a peaceful environment, which towards the end of the day left me endless migraines. I began researching the ingredients inside the candles I burned and realized commercialized candles contained harmful products. The harmful products pollute the inside of your home such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, which are known to release volatile organic compounds into the air. Oh and skin, that is another story. Read the labels, no Bueno! But, I am here to help!
Based in Hudson Valley, New York, Regina's Essentials, LLC specializes in small-batch, aromatherapy handmade soaps and candles. All products are created with care using certified organic essential oils. The ingredients in our soaps rang from all-natural raw shea butter to certified organic oils. ALL of the ingredients in our candles from the wax to the oils are certified organic. We absolutely do not believe in mica coloring because it is associated with child labor. Because there is no real certification to confirm if mica is "ethically sourced", we choose not to utilize it in our products. We focus on botanical coloring.
Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future. The team at Regina's Essentials, LLC knows that every product counts, and strives to make the entire shopping experience as rewarding and fun as possible. Our online store will continually feature a variety of high-quality and affordable organic products. Check out our store and special offers, and get in touch with questions or requests.