- Hailing from the mystical & magical Pacific Northwest - Product ingredients are sustainably wild-harvested.
What is Livity?
Livity is a Rastafarian word meaning lifestyle or way of life. 'Livity' is also a focus on natural and enlightened living. 'A Better Livity' means I want to help you improve & simplify your lifestyle, to make healthy lifestyle choices, or to better your way of life by using natural, plant-based products. Food is medicine too. Livity means choosing natural & organic foods, when possible, in order to increase your physical and mental health, spiritual awareness and feeling at one with all that is. The sweet, syncopated rhythms of Jamaican reggae have serenaded me from the time I was 10 years old. Reggae, which has its roots dug deep into Rastafarian spiritual beliefs and practices, spreads the message of universal love, unity and the need for human kind to dismantle oppressive systems across the globe. The Rastafarians of Jamaica also focus on: eating a healthy, plant-based diet, balancing the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of life, universal love as religion, and being at one with nature by utilizing and respecting medicinal herbs, plant life and natural areas. Holistic living is the key. Reggae & the impact of Rastafari have been an integral part of my life for many years & in large part, introduced me to the many ways plants can heal and how food can be your best medicine.
I make Sustainably wild-harvested herbal medicines & body care products with local plants, 100% natural & organic ingredients. All of the products I make are vegan. I never use any preservatives, emulsifiers, chemical fragrances, toxic colorants, or synthetic fillers.
Wild-harvested and Organic Herbal Products
I'm blessed to live in Washington state, where the health of our land and waters allows us access to a wide variety of medicinal and nutritional flora. I've always felt very connected to plants and their medicines. I apply this passion and knowledge to create healing, rejuvenating, and natural products to share with others. I design my formulas around local plants that can be sustainably harvested. I often notice the plants are creating their own formulas for us, growing side by side.
I really love plants. No, I mean, I really LOVE them. I grew up having an extended group of women around who always had me playing outside with my hands in the dirt. My father also played an integral part in developing my love for plants. Together, we planted bulbs, we tromped through the muddy woods singing, we raked leaves, we pruned roses, we built fires to watch the trees dance, we picked peas and corn, we transplanted house plants, we were entertained by gardens full of flowers and trees that grew 3 times higher than the house. Now, I have an ever flowing dialogue with them. Plants so often reflect back to me what I need to know - they force me to ask questions about my own self-care: "Have you had enough water? Lacking minerals? Is it time to clip off the dead stuff? What adjustments need to be made?". They show up when I need them.
Why it Matters...
I cannot, in good conscience, make and sell you products with toxic, poisonous ingredients. Not only are these ingredients damaging to our bodies, but they also damage the environment. When we use products like this, they get into our bodies and our water systems.
Essential oils are made from real, fresh PLANTS, using steam…that’s just pure H20 baby! That’s where the smell comes from; No solvents or funky chemicals to make up fake smells like pina-colada or champagne. Sure, synthetic fragrance oils are much cheaper, but are known to be carcinogenic & to cause health problems such as hormone imbalance, skin issues, increased tumor growth & even birth defects. Yes, seriously. Google it. I’m not putting that on my skin…are you? I want to help people feel empowered, educated & to live a better lifestyle, A Better Livity, one step at a time.