What is your name & location?
Gabrielle & Italia from Woods of Wellness; located in Los Angeles
How do you help heal people?
We handcraft healing beauty products with 6 or less 100% natural ingredients. We've also created a space for people to explore the world of holistic beauty through DIY recipes. Woods of Wellness features our favorite DIY beauty recipes along with recipes submitted by our followers. We want to heal through knowledge and awareness.
The human body absorbs up to 5 lbs of chemicals every year. What we put on our skin goes inside our body yet personal care products/skincare is one of the least regulated industries. Pay special attention to the ingredients on your labels. If they sound like chemicals made in a science lab, they probably were. And that means they have no business on/in your body.
What type of benefits does your method of healing provide?
Learning is hands-on. By encouraging people to handcraft their own beauty products using ingredients like lemons, aloe vera, plant-based oils, fruits, etc., we're connecting people to the root of healing - nature.
When did you realize that you wanted to heal people/why did you start?
We grew up with homeopathic remedies. Our parents gave us Activated Charcoal for an upset stomach and Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural hair tonic. It wasn't until we got older that we realized the high number of chemicals in our store bought skincare products. When it comes to health so many people stress the importance of great nutrition and working out. But few people are talking about the toxic chemicals found in beauty/personal care products.
Why is what you do so important?
Self-love is not selfish. It's crucial to our health and happiness. And it's important for people to think of natural skincare as a way to love themselves.
What is your inspiration to continue doing what you are doing? What is the fuel that keeps you going?
The positive feedback keeps us going. It's a great feeling to know that we're building someone's confidence or helping them feel their best through natural healing.
How does it make you feel when you are healing people?
Helping others makes us feel empowered to help even more people.
What are your visions &/or goals?
We recently expanded into corporate pop-ups. Our goal is to redefine workplace wellness by giving companies a fun and interactive way to treat their employees. A company can choose any two DIY beauty bars (body scrub, body oil, clay mask, skin mist, etc.). We provide the popup stations with natural ingredients, bottles, and instructions.
Tell us a fun fact about what it is that you do, or something people may not know.
Gabrielle was born in England and Italia was born in Italy. Our parents lived in Europe while stationed in the military.
In one sentence, what is your message to the world?
Health is wealth and your thoughts control your reality.
You can reach the Sisters & Co-Founders of Woods of Wellness at // firstname.lastname@example.org & @woodsofwellness on Instagram and Facebook!