The Maryland-based company, Satin Blends consists of all natural products for the entire family. You will find everything you need from head to toe, including, hair and scalp treatments, body butters, bath salts, foot scrubs and more. Satin Blends products, which can also be customized, are made with organic essential oils, organic carrier oils and natural preservatives.
Traci Simpson Robertson, is the creative force behind Satin Blends. She took time out from her ‘Mixtress’ duties to share her hair journey, and how deciding to embrace natural hair helped her discover her purpose.
Traci’s Hair Journey…
I started my natural hair journey in March 2006. The decision to no longer perm my hair came along with me making the transition into a vegetarian/holistic lifestyle. It was a rough hair journey. As my hair was going through the detox stage I battled with “cant do anything with my hair” syndrome. I didn’t do the “Big Chop” which may have been an easier process. Instead I allowed the perm to grow out of my hair. Every couple of months, I would get the perm trimmed from my hair.
My hair had an interesting look…I had inches and inches of new growth with straight permed ends. My natural hair transition was so challenging for me that I purchased a perm because of that “cant do anything with my hair” stage. I am soooo thankful that I held strong and didn’t perm my hair. Being Natural is who I am! I had to embrace my hair in order to love it. Although my hair has different textures – I still love being natural. I found my purpose in my naturalness.
Her advice to those contemplating the natural journey…
The advice I would give to someone contemplating going natural is to be patient. The journey will be challenging, but stay strong because the end result is strong, healthy, lovely hair. Going natural is a lifestyle and it requires a change of the mind, body and spirit. Being natural is like being one with yourself!
The inspiration behind Satin Blends…
As a result of changing my lifestyle, I stumbled across my purpose. I had no idea what God had in store for me. Being vegetarian/holistic/natural, I had to change the products that I used on my skin and my hair. I attended the Natural Hair Expo in 2009 in which I purchased raw shea butter for the first time.
I’m not sure where the idea came from but I decided to put the shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E and Lavender in the blender (my first recipe). I let a coworker try my concoction in which she loved it and wanted to purchase a jar. This was the birth of Satin Blends.
Satin Blends products are all natural, organic and Vegan. All Satin Blends product are handmade with Passion & Love. Our products are specially blended with raw unrefined shea butter, organic essential oils. organic carrier oils (such as Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, etc) and natural preservatives.
Satin Blends product line currently includes: Body Butter, Liquid Body Butter (body oil), Vegan Lip Balm, Loc & Twist Butter, Hair Butter, Braid Scalp & Hair Oil, Bath Salts, Dead Sea Salt Scrubs, Sugar Scrubs and Hand & Foot Scrub. There are more products in the works to be added to the Satin Blends product line.
Her advice to those who want to start their own business…
My advice for someone looking to start their own business is to let your vision be your guide. Have a vision for what you want your business to become and work toward that goal.
What the future holds for Satin Blends…
My vision for Satin Blends is to become a household name from Skin & Hair Care products to household products. My future goals for Satin Blends includes adding a personal care line (deodorant, toothpaste, etc), makeup line, as well as household product line. First comes the vision – then comes the reality!
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