MOUNT CARMEL — A night of stressful studying has led one CEO student to open a small business.
Hannah Rotramel, an Edwards County native and daughter of Bethany and Chad Rotramel, was overwhelmed with school work while searching the internet for relief.
"I had a comp paper due and a pre-calc test the next day so I was on Pinterest looking for ways to calm down," she said. "I found aroma therapy and a bunch of DIY stuff so I decided that I can do that myself."
Hannah's business, Destressing Delilah, will feature both aroma therapy candles and bath bombs in a variety of scents. Calming fragrances including lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus will be used.
If that wasn't soothing enough already, Hannah will be adding scripture verses to every product. The business name Delilah came from the Bible, too.
The candles and bath bombs will come in several different sizes.
Destressing Delilah is currently in the process of building up inventory before launching the products at the CEO trade show in April, but in the meantime Hannah will be creating a Facebook page for people to check out her products.
Hannah first joined the CEO program to expand her business knowledge.
"I've always been interested in business and I just saw it as an opportunity to further my learning experience," she said.
But since then, the Edwards County senior has learned even more about the area.
"I've learned a lot about the community — before I was kind of just in my own little bubble," Hannah said.
This fall she is planning to attend Eastern Illinois University to get a degree in management and marketing. Upon graduating college, Hannah would like to be an event planner.
For more information or to place an order if you can't make it to the tradeshow, contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.