Hi! My name is Sherry Molling the owner and founder of Botanicals by the Sea. Many years ago as a single mother I decided to try my hand at jams and jelly making.
It was a great girlfriend gift. That led to more experimenting and eventually to gardening. I discovered a love for herbs and of their natural qualities for cooking, aromatherapy, and healing. I enjoyed the use of natural herbs, fruits, and products beyond the normal uses. I discovered there were other alternatives than a pill or an expensive ointment. As the years went by my skin conditions became a matter of concern. As my problems were not fixed by various doctors I felt it was time to try my hand at creating some of my own natural remedies. As that took off it was time to add more pampering products to my area of expertise. I need to thank my friends and family for all of the testing and experimenting. They always were willing to give something a try no matter how bad it looked or smelled. I do not test on animals only girlfriends, I like to joke.
As my knowledge increased so did my passion for learning. I researched and began making products that have made a difference to many of you out there. I am grateful for the help of some friends and their expertise in various fields. I would not be here today without them. So, it was time to branch out and share my balms, remedies, and pampering products. My son Taj has been there through thick and thin and only gave a small gasp when I said we were going to be in our very first event. The Carlsbad Street Fair of 2010. A guarantee of over 100,000 people. We had never even set up a booth or raised a canopy! Talk about a learning curve. Thanks to my friends and family that day was a success. We have made many changes and are continually growing, expanding, learning, creating, and evolving.
My company would not be here today without the support of Ronnie Walker, my daughter Angie, my sister Wendy, best friends Allison and Janene and many more. Cathleen has been a vital part with her advice and pushing to always go to the next level. Her help in 2013 has taken my company so far. A special thanks once again to my son Taj. I know its been hard and I have pushed the envelope, but he has been a tremendous help. A thank you to all of you out there supporting my small business from the beginning and through all of the growth. You keep coming to me with ideas and have pushed me to create new products even when I keep thinking that's enough. In July of 2013 I have added 5 new products. Keep the ideas coming and keep pushing me!
Cheers! And thanks for reading!