We had the good fortune of connecting with Ciara Quarles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ciara, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business helps the community by helping women heal. I created skincare and wellness products to help women feel good about themselves, heal, and achieve optimal health, naturally. I am a firm believer in alternative medicine and natural skincare, I pride myself in creating versatile and meaningful ways to help promote healing remedies and improvement of health and skin. My true passion is healing the body in the most natural way possible Daily I make it my purpose to teach others about how to take care of themselves in a more holistic, balanced manner. My products promote healing factors, in particular, the CBD healing body balm. I am passionate about the cannabis industry and how hemp plants have been used for centuries to heal both the mind and body. The testimonials I receive have all been positive. I am truly humbled when clients let me know how much my products help them heal their ailments. My goal for the future is to have my own healing center to provide services to the community that incorporates natural healing techniques such as meditation, lifestyle coaching, yoga, acupuncture, and other Ayurvedic services as well as a storefront to offer my products.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of and excited about how I produce handcrafted products combined with the natural healing powers of nature to help heal and restore others. Ultimately it’s about the belief I have in myself and about the products I create for others. Getting to where I am today was not an easy task and it is still a challenge, but I continue to work hard and pursue my dreams as well as going to graduate school, and being a mother in the process. I started my business literally from the bottom, not even having the money to produce many products. My inventory was limited, and I didn’t know how to reach customers. With the encouragement and help from others that have their footing in entrepreneurship and working with a business coach and other creatives, I am now able to reach out to more people and gain knowledge of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The main challenge I had to overcome was self-doubt. My mindset has truly changed, I believe in my products, I believe I am here for a purpose and that is to use my gift of healing to make wellness products.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a nature lover. I am all about hiking and looking at beautiful views of the ocean, and sitting cliffside. Friends and family that have visited me know that I will take them to a nature preserve somewhere in Palos Verdes. I love the beach, I am usually not about the hustle and bustle of city life and prefer quiet areas, but when I do want to be out or take someone to a nice area to sit down, eat and have a few drinks, I’ll take them to Manhatten Beach. I love the pier and the environment we can still be amongst people, but enjoy the beach at the same time. Anyone that comes and visits me knows that we will hike and most likely see the beach.
I also love learning, My undergrad degree is in Anthropology so I love science and history. One of the main reasons why I like LA so much is the many museums this city has to offer.
Hang out with me, and you’ll be breaking a sweat hiking, relaxing at the beach, and learning something new at a museum.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friends and family have been very supportive through my journey of creating and developing my business. I want to give a big shout-out to them! They have supported me through purchasing products and believing in my brand, They show me love on their platforms, by spreading the word and telling others about what I do. I also want to shout out my daughter who is the biggest motivation in my life and is the reason why I keep going and pushing myself every day. I want to continue to be a positive example for her.