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Meet Shayla Hill of Hill + Daniel in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shayla Hill.

Shayla followed in her grandmother’s footsteps by starting up her own cleaning company. Not content with just offering services to clean other people’s homes, she really wanted to do something different for her clients. She decided that her own line of natural home cleaning products would be ideal, but a conversation with her mom was to lead to something even better. As her all-purpose soap was suitable for cleaning the home or your body, her mom tried a lemongrass scented one as an aid to help her sleep after losing her husband. The immediate effect was her first good sleep in months.

​This was all the motivation that Shayla needed after losing her dad and to help her mom sleep better at night. Before long, she had developed pillow sprays that were scented with lavender and lemongrass and had formed her own company, Hill + Daniel, named after her grandmother’s maiden and married names. Soon, Shayla was experimenting with new and exciting fragrances, expanding her range with more complex, like woody scents, while still aiming to keep things simple and classic at the same time.

​Now two years into her fragrance business and with a fine balance of smooth and rougher textures that cater for men and women, Shayla hasn’t lost touch with her first thoughts which were to have products that can be used for both home and body. She also hopes to expand her range further and offer things like fragrant candles in the near future.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Some challenges include lack of motivation and creative blockage while dealing with the loss of my father.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Hill + Daniel – what should we know?
Hill + Daniel was founded by Shayla Hill who brings passion and innovation to her creations. Looking to break from the traditions of the typical home fragrance company, Hill + Daniel brings together high-quality design with the intimate artistry of hand-crafted creation to produce items like nothing else. With a background in cleaning and home care, Shayla has a deep understanding of how to turn space into a welcoming and harmonious environment.

Hill + Daniel offer products designed to capture the essence of nature and to unlock its secrets. Scents come in a variety of styles and are designed to relax, calm, and to transform a living space into a loving space. All experimenting, blending, mixing and packaging is done by hand and on-demand, meaning fresh and unique products that are perfect for anyone who wants to take a break from the complex world and smell the roses (or woods) along the way.

I, Shayla Hill, am most proud of creating a company that has potential to carry on the legacy of our family name.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My mother, Racheal Hill, deserves credit for motivating me to actually execute. I questioned whether or not my product was good enough if I was ready to even sell the product. She took it upon herself to keep requesting that I make product for her, then eventually told other members of the family and friends about it. Family and friends started requesting the product. This motivated me to keep going and eventually launch so others outside of family and friends can experience my handmade product.

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Shayla Hill
Sunni Ankh
Elijah D. Davis

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