In 2008, I found myself depressed, unhealthy and living a life that had nothing to do with who I truly am. I couldn't tell you what prompted a simple internet search but one day, I woke up and decided I needed a change.
I started with wanting to change my hair. That isn't some glorious epiphany or life-altering experience but years of wearing and extensions and dying my hair seemed like a mask I used to hide from the world. I decided to quickly search natural ways to heal hair and stumbled upon coconut oil. At the time, there were so few places to purchase coconut oil. It wasn't readily available at every major market like it is today. So I did some online research and ordered my first jar.
I was so excited the day it arrived and I remember covering my hair with nearly the whole jar and leaving in until overnight. I washed it out the next day and my hair did a complete 180. It was like getting a completely new head of hair in just one night. I was so impressed and I thought, if this oil could do this much, I wonder if there are other oils that could do the same. So I went back online and discovered an entire world of oils called aromatherapy. I didn't know it at the time but that 8 oz jar of coconut oil changed my life and sent me on a decade long journey to discovering the inspiring worlds of alternative health and spirituality.
Along the way, I've learned and studied herbalism, Astro-herbalism, crystal healing, shamanism, meditation, paganism, tarot, and astrology. I learned the value of using the senses: hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste to enhance well-being and mental clarity. It didn't take long for me to became the go-to person among my family and friends for all things well-being of the mind, body, and soul. Then one day, much like before, I woke up and decided I needed another change. I was longer content to share my knowledge with a small circle of those closest to me. I felt called to serve a higher purpose and to bring my knowledge, passion, and experience to the world.
A few years ago, I set out to start a spiritual apothecary and lifestyle brand. I wanted this brand to be three simple things: sensual, intentional, and magical. Today, that brand has morphed into Spirit Element, well-being for the mind, body, and soul.