DO YOU REMEMBER THE 90'S FILM DANCES WITH WOLVES? THERE WAS A LINE WHERE KEVIN COSTNER HEARS THE WORDS "IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME"
Well, I never heard those words from The Universe personally but it's been my springboard into how I live, by jumping in and hoping to swim while hoping I don't sink. It's the way Wild Alchemy Botanicals (previously Wild Alchemy NZ) was born in 2019.
My name is Sandra Moetara and for 17+ years I worked as a CIDESCO and CIBTAC qualified skin specialist, laser technician and beauty therapy tutor in New Zealand, Australia around the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Immersing myself in different cultures and the local ingredients used in beauty products and treatments helps me learn from and connect with others in a unique and profound way. The most relaxing face massage using only two Laotian oils I ever received was from a local woman in Luang Prabang, Laos. Her hands were magical and it proved to me again that effective beauty rituals and products don't need a huge array of synthetic ingredients.
When I moved back to New Zealand a decade ago (this might sound dramatic), it felt like I fell wholly and completely into the arms of Papatūānuku, Mother Earth. It is so true that we never know what we have until it's gone and I had missed the peace, quiet and stillness of home. My Ngati Korokoro, Te Roroa lineage and ancestors had called me back and I accepted her invitation accepting with it the *old slow way of living, being and creating.
Wild Alchemy Candles was created in 2019 in semi-rural New Zealand and ships nationally and internationally using FedEx Couriers. It was created specifically as a premium ingredient-driven business, pure coconut wax is harvested from sustainable South Pacific coconut trees, and our organic essential oils, phthalate-free fragrance oils, flowers resins and botanical skincare ingredients are Bio-Gro NZ Certified organic, natural and sourced from New Zealand suppliers.
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*You can read a post I wrote on my blog RadianceProject.NZ called Kicking Adrenal Fatigues Arse... Very Slowly and Very Gently... here.