Welcome to Imbue Lifestyle!
Hi! I would like to personally welcome you to Imbue Lifestyle. My name is Elemi. Many folks ask me what is the meaning of my name, so I will share with you too. It's a tree native to the Philipines. It is used in medicines and and as an essential oil. I'm the Founder of Imbue Lifestyle and so excited to share an enriched perspective of Holistic Skincare with you.
A little about Imbue Lifestyle and how it all came into existence.
This is a very personal story of how Imbue Lifestyle came to be. I remember living a preschool life, I was eating a treat my dad given me. I threw the wrapper on the ground when I finished it. My dad saw me do this and he freak out! This definitely was the very first lecture I ever sat through. I've always loved my fathers' environmental mindfulness. Since that day, I've always tried to be conscious of the footprint I leave behind, humbly living on this planet.
Many years later, living in California as a young adult and just starting my career as a Cosmetologist is when I discovered just how much whole foods, affects the body, including the hair, skin, and nails. Since the beginning of my career I've expressed the importance of healthy nutrition with my clients. And it has always been important to me to utilize as much natural products as possible within my business in an effort to protect my clients from toxic overload and to protect the environment.
I eventually moved up to Washington State and the unthinkable happened. The pain and crazy happenings within my body and my skin that had been progressively worsening over the years started to take over. So I discussed my issues with my physician and after seeing several specialists and several counselors, my jaw just about fell off my face. I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD, General Anxiety, and Depression. They said my traumatic childhood experiences were finally catching up with me. But I didn't completely understand at the time how it all tied in together - the physical debilitating pain, my skin conditions, internal inflammation, and why so many years later.
I made an effort to try all that was recommended to advocate my own holistic skin and wellness - skincare books, self care books, learned about "triggers" in counseling and with my dermatologist, cleaned up my diet, cleaned up my environment and attended a few DIY household cleaning product classes, participated in yoga classes, joined a women's hiking group, and scheduled a few therapeutic services for myself as an incentive for my personal growth and overall wellness goals.
One day as I was trying to relax during a facial, wondering what I could do to feel like myself again while working in an environment I enjoy. My esthetician interrupted my focused thoughts, and informed me I wasn't allowed to think of anything else, outside of my facial service and the tranquil environment I was in. That's when I realized how conducive it would be to use my esthetician to create a new style of business, was what I needed to do for myself. I absolutely loved the peaceful environment, all the in-depth knowledge and rituals I've been able to apply to my own skin conditions, the solitude time with clients, and all the lotions and potions. So I took it upon myself to study Aromatherapy and Skincare Formulations to learn more in depth how useful essential oils are and how to create artisan natural products.
I tried Reiki for the first time and I loved it so much that I decided I needed my Master Reiki certification too. Through a search online in regards to wellness, I found the end of my rainbow! I enrolled in online program for Holistic Wellness. This is when I finally started to understand how several elements could affect one element within my life. And how one element within my own life could create havoc within so many other elements in my life as well. At this point, I started to envision a whole new way I wanted to incorporate all that I was learning within the Holistic Wellness into this new style of business I was designing.
I also felt drawn to include my practices of Yoga and an Ayurveda lifestyle into my Holistic Skincare Program because of all the benefits they both provide within skin care. So I enrolled in a Yoga Teachers program and an amazing women focused Ayurveda Counselor program.
So long story, short. I rose out of my own darkness and muck with the help of a new perceptive of holistic skincare and wellness. I detoxed and let go all that was no longer serving me and made room for my new and desired lifestyle. Rejuvenated and renewed my mind, body, skin, and environment to create the experiences I wanted in my life for myself.
I now reside North Carolina. Living on the east coast with four seasons, warm ocean water, and experiencing new tranquil weekend destinations. Making holistic skincare/wellness a priority in my life has made all the difference. I consider myself to be a life student of Holistic Skincare and Wellness. I'm so excited to have created a new avenue in which I can share a "Whole" perspective of how each unique client can find the consistent results they desire, radiating their best health from within and loving the skin they live in.
One of my favorite words is "Imbue". I deeply appreciate the meaning and have come to realize just how much applying this one word to my life has improved my holistic wellness. It means to inspire or permeate with feeling or quality. How beautiful is that! And lifestyle is a way in which a person or a group of people live. So Imbue Lifestyle has a deep personal meaning to me. It's acknowledging the past and today for what it is - the beautiful moments, the ugly, being perfectly imperfect, self care and self love. Starting with the the largest and most exposed organ of our body and expanding into wellness holistically, from the inside-out. Discovering and using natural solutions, creating a healthy lifestyle. Planting the seeds of love and knowledge for your future self, loved ones, and the world we live in. This is Imbue Lifestyle!
Thank you for taking an interest in reading up on Imbue Lifestyle's story and welcome to a new experience here at Imbue Lifestyle! I look forward to working with you soon!
"MAY YOU WALK IN BEAUTY ALWAYS" - FAVORITE NAVAJO QUOTE