I am a retired Army soldier who served 15yrs. Throughout the course of my life, I have dealt with a lot of things but the one thing I have learned is to love myself. Temple Essential Beauty was born when I began my journey in natural hair over 10yrs ago. I noticed that my hair craved moisture. I tried a lot of different companies, but they couldn’t offer what I need. I was blessed with the idea to create it; so, my lush hair butter was born. During my last deployment, I began a process of self-discovery. I learned that my skin needed serious hydration and attention I began to play with the idea of succulent happy glowing skin. I was blessed with the idea to create it; so my lush body butter and vitality body polish were born. Simultaneously while healing my skin I noticed that my facial features were changing. After several doctors told me there was nothing, they could do I fell into a serious depression. I apologize if this seems self-centered but as a military woman, we only have a few options to make us feel feminine or short of dolled up on the weekends. My face was what defined me at the time. One day I cried uncontrollably, and I fell into an uncontrollable prayer with God I told him all I want is my face to be as he once created it. I apologized for not seeking him first; after all, he created me. Why not go the source creator… he told me that my process is for a process. I whelped and promised him that I will always and forever give him credit for the blessing he has given me to create. He gave me a list and I began working. I was blessed with the idea to create it; Sweet Molasses was born. My journey to feeling beautiful has been an adventure that I wouldn't trade for the world. I wouldn't be who I am without it. God has taught me to love everything about me. My talents, my creative side, and most definitely my heart. Without my heart, I would've never been able to help others to love themselves. Without me helping to love others I wouldn't have begun the process to love myself.