For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the salt waters of the Pacific Ocean and, even after moving away from California, I still make sure to touch those waters each year. Being in contact with the ocean keeps me firmly planted, facing forward and at peace in knowing that all things are in working order.
Water and salt are a powerful combination and bathing is the fundamental ritual that anchors me back into my body, always brewing me back into being. It’s a practice that came from a place of necessity during an emotionally trying period of my life.
I had been living in New York for 5 years when I suddenly sensed that something was not right with my father and felt a strong urge to fly to his side. My siblings thought I was silly to spend a small fortune on an ‘emergency’ flight when nothing was amiss, but I knew I had to follow my intuition. I arrived in Los Angeles and spent a leisurely and lovely day with my parents and siblings. It would be our last one like it. By the end of that day, my father had collapsed and was taken to the hospital.
Six months later, he was still unresponsive and the cancer had moved from his liver to his chest. I travelled back to California to support him and my family. Since I couldn’t take him for a pedicure, like we had so often done together, I instead went shopping for lotions to soothe him. My hands were full of options when I felt guided to a display of reiki infused oils. One of them was labeled, "Serenity: bringing calmness to the body and alleviating any worries." There was also a room spray for harmonizing and bringing balance. I dropped everything and took those two bottles to my father. Allowing my spirit to guide my movements, I applied the reiki oil to his feet and hands. I sprayed the room, sat down, and felt an overwhelming sense of calm come over me. I heard my father mumble, "Daddy wants to go home." Not twenty minutes later, he was taken to the ICU. A mere few days later, my father had passed on and gone home.
Throughout my dad’s deterioration I got in touch with my intuition and formed a deeper trust in my knowing, which I had often doubted in the past. I was forced to follow my inner voice and act on the faith that it was right. It never failed me and I always managed to fly West at each crucial stage of my father’s illness.
During the same time, I was launching brands into New York Fashion Week and creating collections to make people feel beautiful on the outside. On the inside, however, I felt completely lost and my heart was destroyed. I had faced a series of life losses, including my divorce of an eight-year marriage, and was propelled even further into the search for alternative sources of transformative healing. This is when I discovered meditation, which led me to reiki. I even had the privilege of learning to become a reiki practitioner.
Throughout this journey of going to work on my spirit, I was committed to coming out the other side. At times my body would feel heavy and I found myself mixing a brew in the bathtub to release and detoxify my emotions. Through experimentation, I developed a layered formula with mixtures of various essential oils, salts, flowers and crystals. The result was a bath brew that nourished and supported me. Bathing became a ritual that has endured and sustained me for the last five years. I brewed myself into feeling happy, content and fearless. I discovered self-love and I want the same for you.
I have since crafted several thoughtful bath brew recipes, each with a purposeful intention to address different areas of your life. They correspond with the four elements and open four of the chakras: Center Your Heart (air & heart chakra), Emerge From The Fog (water & crown chakra), Feet On The Ground (earth & root chakra), and Shoot Into The Stars (fire & sacral chakra).
Using therapeutic grade ingredients, these four bath brews work to heal you from the inside out, while nourishing your skin from the outside in. These special brews will strengthen and soothe your spirit - as they did mine - leaving you filled with love, balanced and ready to take on your world. They were born in my Brooklyn apartment...right in the kitchen, the heart of my home. May they leave your heart light and full.
Thank you for Being with us and joining our journey!