The SHĒNA Skin and Beauty Care line was borne out of a journey of self-discovery and a love of our Sacred Earth and its inhabitants!
Having grown up in the earthy vibration of the forest, as I grew into my teen years there was an attraction to the allure of the beauty industry where much experiment always left me with irritated skin. As I matured into a young mother with two children born with chronic asthma, there was continual discomfort with the heavy odours of medication and frequent trips to the hospital. This led to the study of herbology over forty years ago and set the stage for a journey that I look back upon with appreciation and thankfulness.
The tales my children will recount today are of fearfully entering places of business with many people speaking strangely and many "dead things" hanging from the ceiling – Asian, in particular Chinese herb stores in Ottawa Canada at the time were few and far between! Through this process, we learned how to heal ourselves and continue to do so today.
Many years later, having continued on a path of holistic healing and while working with energy therapies and higher levels of spirit, it has become second nature to consider that what we put into our bodies, and how we treat our bodies from the outside to the inside are hefty contributors to healthy and joyful lives.
The Study of the Ancient Vedas and Ayurvedic Medicine led me on a deeper and rich exploration of traditional plant-based knowledge. The proper intake of foods and the use of carefully crafted beauty products as medicine intrigued me as I experienced enhancements to my health and life. I was learning that this concept of “from the outside skin surface of my body to the inner core” was the real deal.
And thus, the SHĒNA Skin 'n Beauty care line was born - plant based medicine for the skin – preserving and protecting the earth and her treasures. Although the product is handcrafted in Ladysmith, Québec, as an Ayurveda Formulations maker with a background in herbology and aromatherapy I’ve been gifted recipes from worldwide beauty traditions. My experience and love of the planet continue to fuel this passion.
There are no preservatives except for vitamin E. All of the products should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place (refrigeration is the best). Use within 8 months of opening. I avoid using my fingers in the containers and rather use a small spoon.
Although a solid product, the items are continually being tested and upgraded. The ingredient lists that you will find are typical – there are sometimes adjustments; current ingredients are noted on the product labelling.