100% natural plant-based aromatherapy home & beauty products created by hand with an intention to heal and bring happiness to your daily life! What began as a seed planted within owner Amy Hughes’ heart during a yoga practice… began to sprout and bud within her kitchen… and organically, blossom and buzz, as she traveled her gypsy wagon to craft and trade shows to share and offer her handmade goods. Get lost in Amy’s world & inside Gypsy Soul Organics to learn more about how she started an amazing company and still manages to live simply and raise two young children.
1. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 (beauty & wellness) products could you not live without? (You have food and water)
Our minty Herbal BeeBee beeswax lip balm, my favorite hat & lavender lotion.
2. What is your evening beauty routine?
A sweet evening yoga flow of Moon Salutations with my illuminating babes (my 3 year old daughter and my 1 1/2 year old son). Most often with Van Morrison on vinyl, sometimes we have Nemo and Dory swimming around :). We stretch and laugh and say our blessings and give gratitude to our Mrs. Moon. I believe laughter, as much as it is absolutely the best medicine, is most definitely the BEST beauty! Laughing heals, gives connection, comfort and a feeling of true authenticity. We earn those laughing lines ladies! Embrace, accept and love every single line, it’s the story of your life. I truly believe there is a beauty and grace in that.
Also, a lovely way to calm your mind and body before you rest for the night is to spritz our floral Daughter Moon Potion, earthy Son Rain Potion, or (my personal bed & linen favorite) Barefoot Lake Potion on your sheets and pillows. Barefoot Lake’s peaceful cooling peppermint blended with relaxing lavender is extremely restoring. Stretching, breathing in essential oils and laughing… sweet beauty-full dreams!
3. What 3 tips or tricks can you share for feeling and looking your best?
Stop and smell the roses, bare feet in the mud, drink water & kitchen dance parties… I’ll give you 4!!
4. What’s your favorite part about running Gypsy Soul Organics?
Creating. I have this saying, “mmmmmm I wanna bottle it up!” and that is exactly what we have done with our potions! We have bottled up delicious Mother Nature. We are a family owned and operated company with a belief in living free as gypsies while working as hard as the honey bees. Our faith is nature and we are inspired by her wild wonder. Each product we create by hand, with good vibes and intention, to celebrate and honor family and the earth. Our companies mantra is ‘breathe in & bee happy’ and our intention is to do just that for your daily life!
5. Of the products you make, which is your favorite?
Hmmmmm…our body and room potions are the originals! Immensely universal and lovely as an everyday natural and healing perfume. But, goodness, I must say, our Gypsy Salve is a lil’ can of gold! I honestly have not crossed paths with something it cannot heal! From bug bites, to cuts, to diaper rash, to burns, to tattoos, to beard and mustache balm, to fire-coral stings! (Yes, this lil’ baby will heal fire coral burns and stings!) We had a customer get an awful fire coral sting in Thailand and she let us know that our Gypsy Salve played a major role in her natural healing.
6. We all know healthy beauty starts with what we put in our bodies. What 3 tips can you share about beauty from the inside out? (think superfoods, supplements, teas, elixirs and the like)
Water, Water, Water.
7. Do you have a favorite beauty boosting meal you’d like to share a recipe for?
A simple smoothie and my babes’ favorite: frozen strawberries, frozen banana, frozen mango, frozen pineapple and some apple juice. Super easy and delicious!
8. Do you have a hero? If so, who and why?
I have 2 heroes: my wildflowers. My fearlessly free and curiously courageous daughter and son. They are the greatest explorers I know and will be my forever teachers and light. I am in awe of their bravery and connection and intuition. Everyday they teach me about life… to be present in every moment and live simply. To play and dance, to not be self conscience and always be open, to love and laugh laugh laugh! I am so lucky to be their mama.
To learn more & shop Gypsy Soul, visit: http://gypsysoulorganics.com/