How I Fell in love with all things natural!
I am a woman with many hats, as many of you can relate. I am a breadwinner, a mother, a partner, a daughter, a sister, and a niece. I am a grandmother, a caregiver, a friend and many more; but most of all I am uniquely, imperfectly, perfectly 'me'. I am grateful everyday for the many moral, ethical and spiritual values and beliefs that are ingrained in my DNA. These principals are the foundation that have led me to many glorious paths and have given me the strength to pick myself up after learning experiences. (Yes, we all have them!)
I have always believed that all we need for our holistic wellness, health and beauty can be found in nature and have a passion for growing plants, raising food and harvesting those that grow wild. Much of my early knowledge came from the experience of my parents and grandparents, who passed along knowledge of nature from my ancestors before them.
My belief and intuition were put to the test over 20 years ago. Shortly before her first birthday, my oldest daughter started breaking out in extremely dry skin patches on her beautiful flawless skin. These patches soon became open areas of ripped flesh that had been scratched and opened. As a new mother I took my daughter to the doctor where her took a look at these patches. His recommendation was that I should use a steroid cream on these eczema patches and that there was a chance that she would grow out of it. I left the doctor visit with baby in one hand, steroid cream (with a two-page list of possible adverse reactions) and a sick, tight feeling in my stomach that this cream was not the way to help my baby.
I overruled that feeling and began to use the cream as prescribed. Within a short period of time, the skin looked like it was starting to heal, I believe, mainly do to my daughter not scratching at the patches all night. I continued to use the small tube of cream, when a couple more patches on her legs and arms started to get extremely dry. And then a patch broke out on her face. I was almost finished the cream at this point and knew that I could not be putting steroid cream on my baby girls face. There is no more helpless feeling than looking into the beautiful face of your child and not knowing if you are doing the right thing for them. My heart swelled with unconditional love and my belief in nature being the answer was so strong that I could not dismiss it. (Over my life thus far, one thing remains true, when your intuition is that strong, then you need to listen to it. Your intuition will always guide to in the best way!)
A mother’s love for her child propelled me on a path of investigating properties of natural ingredients, discovering the science of formulating and developing a trust in the guidance of my intuition. I found my passion the moment I successfully made a lotion in my kitchen, mostly with natural ingredients that I grew or harvested. This is how I fell in LOVE with all things natural! Much has evolved in the last 20 years, but my belief in natures perfection and harmonizing all elements with love; result in a creation of choices that support a holistic way of life and most importantly a reflection of self-love and self-care. I am so very excited to share these formulations with you. Follow your intuition. May these products bring forth the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!
Michelle holds a diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation from the School of Natural Skincare, and holds the following certifications in Energy Healing: ThetaHealing Basic DNA, ThetaHealing Advanced DNA, Reiki Level 1 & Reiki Level 2 Practitioner