Through the practice of aromatherapy, I craft natural, aromatic products for the skin and the senses, that are good for you and the environment, without any additives, dyes or the use of synthetic “fragrances”. I believe in using minimal ingredients for maximum benefit. Mother Nature is wild and brilliant so I keep my products as natural as possible and create them with the intention to deeply fulfill the needs of the people who use them: body, mind and spirit!
All essential oils used have been selected from small suppliers who take pride in sourcing only the best, organic, unsprayed or wild harvested plants, who use proper methods of extraction that will not damage the result product or the environment. They have traveled the world over in their quest to find ethically sourced and sustainable sources of plant materials.
My products are blended, mixed, poured and hand-made, with love, in New York City. They are never tested on animals, only on New Yorkers!
I create every product to order, nothing is blended, mixed, poured or stored in advance. All products will have an expiration date that is sooner than cosmetic products that are laden with chemicals. I don’t use any additives or preservatives (occasional may use Vitamin E oil as a natural preservative), and ask that you use the products within 6 months from the date they were crafted. In some cases, the products may require refrigeration. Clear instructions will be provided in an insert available with each product and also on the website on suggestions of use, how to store and other useful information.
Discover the Hidden Secrets of Nature.
Stimulate your senses and revive the natural beauty within you, all in tune with the planet's seasons. From our exclusively curated Seasonal Aromatics collection to our Essentials line, we have a product just right for you and your lifestyle.
We offer an exclusive seasonal line of skin care products.
Our systems are in rhythm with Mother Nature. You don’t have to live in the secluded woods or in a far and remote location to know how much the change of seasons or even the moon cycles influence us. If you take a moment to quietly observe how your skin reacts when you travel to a new location or when various stressors increase, you will notice this connection. Simply put: the products that we need on our skin in the middle of the summer will be very different than those that we need during a cold and dry winter. Similarly, the aromas that we find pleasant in the spring will very much differ from what we are inclined to select in the fall. The products I create will hold the promise to be in rhythm with the seasons, from both a physical as well as emotional (and spiritual) perspective. The simple aromas should be subtle enough and not overpower, but delightful and uplifting to the senses. Join me in our seasonal quest to simplify, get back to basics, and nourish our skin and our minds!
The essential oil synergies (or blends) will be customized for you based on the intention you set during the aromatherapy consultation. There are many options: grounding, clearing, uplifting, focused, relaxing, rejuvenating or simply something to delight the senses. I also have designed a chakra balancing collection of essential oil blends that can be dispensed in many ways such as room diffuser, nasal inhaler, aromatic spray mist, roll-on scents as well as meditation balm.
In addition to using pure, unadulterated essential oils in all Eden and Joy seasonal products or blends, I incorporate other natural ingredients such as vegetable, nut and seed oils, aloe vera gel, sugar and clay powder and plant infused oils.
Vegetable, nut or seed oils
Organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) - It’s actually not an oil but liquid wax from a desert plant. Very stable, light and odorless, but very penetrating. It closely resembles our own skin’s sebum, so it’s readily absorbed by the skin.
Vanilla infused jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) - Also available as an infusion: Vanilla Infused Jojoba Oil. Start with organic jojoba oil, then add 3-4 vanilla beans and infuse for 4-6 week. Decant and it’s ready to use!
Organic calendula infused olive oil (Olea europaea) - I start with organic, first cold-pressed olive oil and infuse it with organic, dried calendula flowers for 2 months. Very stable oil, high in vitamin E and K, squalene and carotenoids. It’s highly resistant to oxidation so it’s great blended with other oils that may be more delicate or prone to oxidation (such as avocado or hemp seed oil).
Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum) - Stable and most resistant to oxidation, has a very light nutty aroma. It’s a great free radical scavenging oil and indicated in Ayurveda to pacify vata due to its warming properties. It’s easily penetrating, going deep into the tissue. Nourishing and rich, high in oleic and linoleic acid.
Hemp seed oil (Canabis sativa) - An excellent emollient to help nourish dry skin. Very high in alpha-linoleic acid. It has very short shelf life and can oxidize quickly, so I blend it with sesame, olive or jojoba oils.
Avocado oil (Persea americana) - High in oleic acid, contains vitamin A, B and D, and it’s very rich, so I love to use it in the winter, to add much needed vitamin D to the skin. Its content of lanolin makes it penetrate skin quickly, so it’s wonderful for the skin. It has a short shelf life, so I combine with with olive, sesame or jojoba in formulations to reduce the chances of oxidation.