Hi, beauties It's been a while, so I thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself and a bit of my story - I'm Elysse, the founder of Wabi-Sabi Botanicals.
Three years ago, I was physically, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt - I was abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, I was isolating myself, and I was completely lacking in self-esteem or self-worth. In 2014, I decided enough was enough and I took action to change the sad, lonely state of my life. I made many changes - namely, I surrounded myself with people who supported a happier, healthier me, I said goodbye to alcohol and drugs, and I began to take care of me. One of the simplest, most rewarding ways I learned to practice self-care was by incorporating a mindful, loving skincare ritual into my day. A born creative, I crafted simple, natural masks, scrubs and serums, and for the first time in my life, I took time out of each day just to pamper myself, to be kind to me, to treat myself with the same love and compassion I would give others. Self-care in the form of skincare became an important part of my recovery and journey to self-love. As someone who suffered from chronic acne and inflammation for over a decade, I was so accustomed to punishing and hating my skin with harsh chemical treatments. To do the opposite - to practice skin CARE, to nourish and love my skin - was something new entirely. And so incredibly healing.
One year later, I opened Wabi-Sabi Botanicals! Over the past two years since we launched, my vision and dream for Wabi-Sabi Botanicals has evolved and grown. I am more and more motivated by your Wabi-Sabi Botanicals-inspired skin care rituals, by your public reviews and private emails, by your kind words, and by my own growing self-love. I'm excited to share more with you, to provide you with next-generation luxury, botanical skin care rituals that inspire self-love, and love for all living things (like our planet!) Happy Sunday to all - if no one has told you they love you today, I do! x Elysse