We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaitlyn Marie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaitlyn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always enjoyed being the boss for other companies, I realized it was because I want people working for me and not the other way around! Just like so many other people, I’d much rather work for myself than anyone else. I want the “work life balance” to be a legitimate thing and it can’t when working for someone else.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Learning new medians to work with when it comes to Apothecary is very time consuming but very rewarding as well. I LOVE creating a new soap or candle and feeling so proud and accomplished with what I’ve done! I’ve come so far from where I started, I originally wanted to dive in and do everything at once but my boyfriend urged otherwise and I’m so glad he did. I’ve been able to perfect what I’m doing and honestly I keep perfecting it daily! It’s important that everything I make is vegan and cruelty free, I try my best to use the same kind of products. Our earth isn’t going to be around forever but I will do my best part in trying to not only enjoy it but take care of it as much as I can!
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?
Living in LA, I’d say I’ve got the best of all worlds! We’d def have to take my car out into Crystal Lake and camp on my roof tent for a night or two! Enjoy nature for what it is, escape the city for a quick second! Come back home and go to a cute little brewery in Arcadia Mt Lowe’s Brewing! The BEST beer you can find in the area. Then I’d say finish the week off spending the day beach jumping! Laguna and Malibu perfect cute beaches, in sweet little cities we can visit!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family! My boyfriend and my step daughter have been 10000% supportive the entire way, they even help me create! Also, I must show love to my sister in law, who is ALWAYS willing to help me create and even helps me vend events. My other immediate family and friends for the constant support!