About Us

About Our Company

Hilling Essentials evolved organically and I am super excited about it. I am the owner, Arlene Smith. As someone with dry, sensitive skin, finding the right moisturizer was tough. I did the research and have been crafting my own body butters for more than a decade. In 2012, my family and I suffered the loss of my son and cousin to a double homicide. Following their death, I began researching natural ways to combat anxiety through aromatherapy, the use of essential oils, and the potential benefits of adding them to skin care. I have been using them ever since.

All Soaps

During the pandemic, I decided to take an online holistic skincare course, thus Hilling Essentials, LLC was established. We offer an array of handcrafted skincare products, tailored to soothe and quench all skin types, a true labor of love. The organic journey to its existence is a testament that we all can overcome grief and hardship, when we do the work.

Why the spelling (Hilling vs Healing), inquiring minds want to know? “Hill” (my maiden name), was the last name of my beloved son, Michael (Hill-Gentry) and first cousin Darren (Hill). The spelling is a homonyn, created to honor their memory, as well as my "healing" journey. 

I am grateful for my circle of supporters in this small business endeavor: to God almighty, for leading and guiding my path during the darkest moments of my life; my husband, Otis, for his unwavering love and support; my family, friends and community, for encouraging me. Thank you for showing up to countless markets and events to support my passion. You all ROCK!! To the person reading this message: thank you for visiting our website. Questions about our products? Please submit them in our "contact us" section. Happy shopping!!





Let's be friends...connect with us socially.