One Uranquinty resident says without a shocking cancer diagnosis, she never would have found her passion.
Vicki Moran was diagnosed with a second bout of cancer in 2016, forcing her to give up full-time work for 10 months.
Once she returned home, following a major operation in Sydney, she realised her husband's sole wage was not enough and returning to the workforce was not an option either.
Mrs Moran has also suffered from skin conditions for many years, such as Vitiligo and Psoriasis, and started creating her own remedies during recovery because she found store-bought skin care was not working.
"I started making bits and pieces at home for myself, but then my mum soon wanted them, then my kids and friends who said I should sell it," she said.
"I ended up getting some money off my mum and I did my first market and I couldn't believe the response.
"We've done the last three years at the River and Wren markets, also all the local festivals like Spirit of the Land."
More than three years later, Mrs Moran is about to embark on the next phase of her business and open a pop-up shop called Morburn Collection along the main street.
"I've virtually gone from just a little home-based business to being so busy and now wholesaling nationwide," she said.
"If I didn't have cancer, I wouldn't be doing something that I love.
"It doesn't matter how bad things are, if you've got a dream or a goal go for it."
The pop-up shop, located at 175b Baylis Street, will open on October 26 and will feature a variety of homemade soaps, candles, bath bombs, body butter and sugar scrubs.
The shop is planned to stay open for three months and depending on the business' success and family commitments, Mrs Moran remains hopeful it can become more permanent.
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"I think by opening a shop, it'll be so much easier and more convenient," she said.
"We've been looking for a shop for the last six months and there's so many vacant shops but we asked people to give us a go and lower the rent and we were lucky enough.
Mrs Moran said the challenging retail climate does scare her, but thinks her products are different from others.
"My biggest thing is: support your local businesses first; we can't compete with Dusk or The Body Shop," she said.