Hey there, adventurer! Step inside and know me better...
Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As the founder of Alchemy Skin & Soul, my passion for transforming ordinary skincare into extraordinary rituals is what fuels my brand, and the motor of it’s enchanting journey. Join me as we explore the “why” behind my passion, and the alchemy of self-care, celebrating the magic in everyday moments! Let's dive in together!
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I'm Natalie, the alchemist behind Alchemy Skin & Soul. Imagine this: my gingery head emerged into existence way back in the last century (1985 to be precise), unleashed upon the world on a snowy Christmas eve, at the untamed southern edge of England, a realm known as Kent.
I'm a dreamer, and introvert and a somewhat unconventional and curious individual, infatuated with the mysteries of nature and its hidden language. I'm motivated to unravel the workings of the world, and the purpose of our existence, to discover meaning in my own endeavours and life, which is where the soul of Alchemy Skin & Soul resides.
You might start suspecting I've got a bit of a hippie vibe. Back in the day, I attended art school and later spent years toiling away like an Elf in one of the last-standing traditional bookbinders in London. But, truth be told, I am an artist, I genuinely believe that each one of us possesses our own unique artistic essence. This belief, in the idea that we're all artists and, consequently, alchemists in our own ways, forms the cornerstone of the philosophy that propels my creations.
Life, for me, is a diverse adventure, and I revel in experiencing it to the fullest. I'm a weather-hardened gardener, a student of Yoga, a devoted herbalist, an English teacher, and a trained Chocolatier. I have spent the better part of 18 years studying plants, my journey has been a deep dive into the realms of plants, herbs, and the myriad ways to savour them. I've learned to engage the senses - texture, flavour, aroma, and aesthetics. Working with plants and nature is not just a passion; it's an honour and a profound gift. Sharing this connection with the world fills me with immeasurable joy and reverence.
I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful, an endless prospect of magic and wonder. - Ansel Adams
These days, I reside on the side of a mountain in the enchanting landscapes of southwest Spain, nestled within a unique biosphere that I cherish and safeguard as if it were my own child. A devotee of ancient techniques, I am a passionate advocate for the unhurried, rustic pace of life.
In addition to my love for nature, I consider myself a loyal friend to the animals that share this precious space with me. I find joy in fostering a connection with animals and the wildlife, it's not just a home; it's a sanctuary for both me and my animal companions.
I draw inspiration from the intricate tapestry of nature, the wisdom of ancient practices, and the companionship of animals. Nature, to me, is the embodiment of being "high on life." Exploring the fascinating world of fungi, unravelling the intricate communication network between trees and plants through mycelium, or planting a seed in spring and witnessing its harvest in summer feels like observing genuine alchemy unfold before my eyes. It's a constant source of awe and wonder that fuels my creative spirit.
Years of dedicated creation and exploration resulted in successful skincare formulations that brought relief to loved ones. As the haze of 2014 rolled in, Alchemy Skin & Soul officially came to life — not just as a skincare brand, but as a philosophy on self-care and life itself.
This venture has been an unconventional journey, weaving its way into every facet of existence. Each product possesses its unique personality, embodying its own story within. Alchemy Skin & Soul has evolved into my truth, my daily work, and a boundless well of inspiration, driven by a deep love for the craft and those it touches.
Join me on this journey, returning to our roots. A shared mission to pamper the vessel that carries us, adding a sprinkle of enchantment to our ordinary lives and transforming the mundane into the extraordinary.
Alright, my friend, it's time to dive into the world of Alchemy Skin & Soul. Let's embrace our true nature, nourish our skin, and create a little magic along the way.
Are you ready? Let's go…
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Rabindranath Tagore