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Daily Inspiration: Meet Donovan Barlow

Today we’d like to introduce you to Donovan Barlow.

Hi Donovan, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) in 2014 and honestly can say I struggled with dealing with my illness.

It seemed as though the resources available to help live with some normalcy were scarce and that’s a major reason why I wanted to include mental health awareness in my business.

I created Sacred with one goal in mind and that’s to provide a spa-like experience with homemade skincare products, that allow you to enjoy self-care completely.

On top of that, I look to bring more awareness and support to issues that I hold dear to my heart.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road hasn’t been smooth but like with most things in life, obstacles pop up at the most inconvenient times, trying to run a business alone is tough, add in full-time work and school and things get a little more complicated.

But I do my best to manage my work schedule/school/business, the best way I know how.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a creator of homemade skincare and bath products, ranging from Whipped Body Butters to hand poured, soy wax candles and wax melts.

We specialize in creating all-natural products, using organic ingredients that will provide your skin with the love and care it truly deserves. I’m most proud of what Sacred stands for and it’s also what sets us apart from others, our focus goes beyond self-care, we’re advocates for mental health and well-being.

We’re using skincare to promote self-care and love, by creating products to assist you with taking care of what’s most sacred… YOU!

What do you think about luck?
I don’t believe in luck, I believe that God has steered my life according to his will and I’m doing my best to be a vessel for his work, using my life experiences to create something unique.


  • Sacred Spa Bundle – $60
  • 4 oz. Whipped Body Butter – $10
  • 8 oz. Sacred Candle – $12
  • 8 oz. Whipped Sugar Scrub – $16

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