North Texas moms Jordan Morrow and Worth Anne Herrell go way back. The former co-workers turned best friends are also the founders of Oilogic Essential Oil Care, a line of concentrated, 100 percent pure essential oil blends diluted and formulated specifically for kids. Taking their backgrounds on product development and marketing, the duo came up with the line based not only on what they felt moms and their little ones needed, but also on the desire to run their own business in order to spend more time with their children. Morrow, 38, is a mom of three — two daughters, Carson, 6, and Taylor, 3, and one boy, Jack, 18 months. Herrell, 38, has two boys, Mack, 7, and Houston, 4.
HOW DID OILOGIC COME ABOUT?
MORROW: I had a lot of pregnancy complications [with my third child] — and was never allowed to take medication. One of my friends introduced me to essential oils.
HERRELL: We looked at the marketplace and saw that there was a real need for an easier way to use natural essential oils to care for kids. We started talking to all the mom friends we had to really see if there were moms out there who would use this stuff. Sure enough there was, and that’s how Oilogic was born.
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FIRST FOUND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST CHILD?
HERRELL: So with my first child, I was not trying to get pregnant. I was on birth control. It was a big shock. With my second one, I was trying and was very fortunate that it was not hard for me to get pregnant. When I found out, I was extremely excited and so was my husband. So I had two polar opposite reactions. With our first child, we were scared to death and the second time, we were very excited.
MORROW: Mine is pretty opposite too. With my first one, we definitely tried for her and ended up getting pregnant pretty quickly with her, and we were beyond excited. After Carson, we had three miscarriages before having Taylor. When I got pregnant with Jack, we were initially scared that
I wasn’t going to be able to keep him, and then we were excited that he was a healthy baby and that he
was a boy!
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE EACH OTHER:
HERRELL: Loud, friendly and has the most generous heart
MORROW: Funny, fiercely loyal and she has an amazing faith — it is definitely something I strive for.
PROUDEST MOM MOMENTS:
HERRELL: When my son [Houston] scored his first goal on his soccer team. I ran on to the field and gave him a hug because I was so excited for him.
MORROW: For my last birthday, my daughter [Carson] gave me a card she had made, and she gave me her tooth fairy money. I wept when I opened it.
THOUGHTS ON THE WORK-MOTHER-HOOD BALANCE?
HERRELL: It’s something that I have struggled with for several years. It’s one of the reasons why Jordan and I wanted to start our own business because I wanted to be able to have more flexibility with my kids’ schedules. I think there is so much pressure on moms these days, whether you stay at home or if you work. I lean on my friends and family all the time to make sure to keep myself in check.
MORROW: I think you have to do what you can when you can. At the end of the day, you just have to say, “I did the best I could and what I messed up, please forgive me, and where I shined, glory to God.”