Hi! I'm Leigh, the owner and creator of Black Hills Naturals. With the inspiration from my kids and in the constant company of my dogs, Nova Sibley and Stella Artois, I work every day, in some form, in this business. I say “About Us” because I include my family, friends and community.
I am a Sturgis, South Dakota native, having been born and raised in this town and still in awe over the heart of it. We help each other.
I moved to North Carolina for a span of a decade, creating wonderful memories and meeting people there I will always consider family and creating a family that I will forever cherish. It was in North Carolina, when I was a stay at home mom, I learned to make soap. I've always been curious and I love to create. I started my first business making soap, lotion bars, lip balms and candles and called it “Crazy Redhead Soaps, Candles, & More; “Guaranteed to getcha clean but’cha can't wash off the crazy!” Yeah, a lot of people liked it but the business name was a flop. I guess people weren't ready for me yet!
My candles were a huge hit and I'm so excited to create more of those again. I've had some epic failures and some fantastic wins. I'm happy to have experienced both. Those experiences were the seeds I needed for this new adventure.
After nearly 13 years of soap making and some skincare concoctions that I'm so proud of, I'm at it again with Black Hills Naturals! I'm so happy that I get to do what I love to do. Without all of you, I wouldn't be able to sustain my little company. From my heart, THANK YOU!