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Re-Emerging, Renewed – BethKaya 3.0 Spring Update

Bali life is pretty good. As in, it's amazing. I'm grateful for every single second of it. And the tub is definitely a bonus :)
When we still lived in Java I got dengue fever and typhoid a few times. You just get sick a bit easier here in the tropics. We didn't have hot water for years, and when we left I knew I wanted to move to house with a bath for the days we get ill. When the soreness and the aching gets into your bones and your knuckles, and it hurts even to lie down, nothing is more relieving than a nice warm bath. And a little self-care on the weekends never hurts!
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So it’s been about 2 months since I have checked in here. There is so much to say. Let’s start with I am feeling good. That’s a great place to be. This surgery was huge but also reminded me how small I am as well. A lot of surviving hardship is about “surrender” – a lot happens we don’t expect, and when we resist , it becomes even tougher. This time I surrendered and am very pleased with things.

The time I’ve had off to focus on self care has been wonderful. My soul feels like I gave myself the space and energy it deserved to get through this hurdle. The tumors came out clean, pathology came out great and I have spent my time resting, binging on a new found love for television and a reignited old flame, pinterest. I realised that I haven’t felt RESTFUL in so long. No wonder I was constantly anxious and stressed out.

This experience has been a shift and a gift. I hope you all enjoyed the instagram takeover from my dear friend Meri from @gardensofthesun

https://gardensofthesun.net/ out of Bali. She let us into how she enjoy’s BethKaya’s goodies from her lens and voice.

If you missed her residency here are some outtakes!

Caption: The bug soap is my daughter's absolute fave. She loves the subtle scent, the soft lilac color and how she can let it fly over the tub.  Next up I hope to give her one of Beth's golden buddha soaps! Has anyone tried those yet?

“The bug soap is my daughter’s absolute fave. She loves the subtle scent, the soft lilac color and how she can let it fly over the tub. 
Next up I hope to give her one of Beth’s golden buddha soaps! Has anyone tried those yet? – Meri”

 

Bali life is pretty good. As in, it's amazing. I'm grateful for every single second of it. And the tub is definitely a bonus :) When we still lived in Java I got dengue fever and typhoid a few times. You just get sick a bit easier here in the tropics. We didn't have hot water for years, and when we left I knew I wanted to move to house with a bath for the days we get ill. When the soreness and the aching gets into your bones and your knuckles, and it hurts even to lie down, nothing is more relieving than a nice warm bath. And a little self-care on the weekends never hurts!

“Bali life is pretty good. As in, it’s amazing. I’m grateful for every single second of it. And the tub is definitely a bonus :)
When we still lived in Java I got dengue fever and typhoid a few times. You just get sick a bit easier here in the tropics. We didn’t have hot water for years, and when we left I knew I wanted to move to house with a bath for the days we get ill. When the soreness and the aching gets into your bones and your knuckles, and it hurts even to lie down, nothing is more relieving than a nice warm bath. And a little self-care on the weekends never hurts! – Meri”

 

The salt scrub is my absolute fave. This is my third bag of the most divine smelling salts. Beth, you can never ever stop making these!!! . . . . . [Bethkaya takeover by @gardensofthesun]

“The salt scrub is my absolute fave. This is my third bag of the most divine smelling salts. Beth, you can never ever stop making these!!! -Meri”

I've been a raving fan of BethKaya for several years now. I still remember my very first purchase from Beth - the warm vanilla fig perfume oil mixed with little rough gems. I keep coming back to this scent, it's the one that got me hooked. Do you remember your first purchase from Beth?

“I’ve been a raving fan of BethKaya for several years now. I still remember my very first purchase from Beth – the warm vanilla fig perfume oil mixed with little rough gems. I keep coming back to this scent, it’s the one that got me hooked. Do you remember your first purchase from Beth? -Meri”

 

The gemstones hidden inside the soaps are the best thing ever! It's like a little surprise. The tumbled stone is slowly revealing itself from the Brandied Pear & Lemon Poppy Soap. Can you guess what stone it is?

“The gemstones hidden inside the soaps are the best thing ever! It’s like a little surprise. The tumbled stone is slowly revealing itself from the Brandied Pear & Lemon Poppy Soap. Can you guess what stone it is? -Meri”

 

"How does Beth even dream up all these wonderful combinations?! I mean citrus, basil, vanilla and mint! Amethyst, lavender and orange!

“How does Beth even dream up all these wonderful combinations?! I mean citrus, basil, vanilla and mint! Amethyst, lavender and orange! – Meri”

 

What a beautiful tone to return to!

I still need a few weeks to get my act and line up together. But my focus is centered on re-invigorated intentions – tones like Citrus, Ginger, Orchid, Artic, Mint , Guava, Coconut and Rain,. I will lean on those myself to get my physical capacity back up to where it once was again then design self care pearls for the shop.

On another note some; and by some I mean a “paraphrased few” of my words were published in an article “sort of” about self care in Refinery29 – you can find the article here:

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/02/142584/modern-witchcraft-self-care-holistic-approach

What do you think about it?

It’s ironic that a little self pampering and love is exactly what I needed for so long considering this is what my offerings are rooted within. Sending you all the best the ides of march has to offer and thank you for many of your supports.

2.27.17

Makeup
Makeup can be the difference between feeling undead
And human again
A bra
A bra is motivation to do something
House work ?
A scar below the bikini line seeing with two stab wound eyes in the belly and a belly button puncture for a nose
Can mean weight or weightless
And a prayer you’ll never forget how hard the fight is
And where to see the light is
even when bleeding from where you shouldn’t be

 

See you in April!

Warmest –

Beth

 

*All photos on today’s blog from Meri Geraldine @GardensOfTheSun 

 

Shop Hiatus

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Just wanted to let anyone visiting know the shop is closed until further notice. Hopefully just a few months but I am not putting expectations on anything right now. I appreciate every person who has ever supported my journey as an artist. It’s not over , it’s just – pausing and changing.

There’s so much more to climb, always climbing.

 

2.5.17

rocks crumbled and fell beneath me

i paused

i used my hands, and my nose to feel my way

i continued to climb

the next summit up was filled with lava

the heat of it burnt my cheeks

it reminded me of my honeymoon in kalapana

climbing

bloodied feet

to watch earth be born

swearing i’d never do it again

but glad I did it once

and succeeded

like glass that rock broke away from me

using my hands was never allowed

and I made it down

i made it

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Feelings, Fastfood, Sweets & Beats

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Tension is so high you can cut it like a knife through hot butter.
At this point you might know I am closing BETHKAYA down the first week of February for a health hiatus.  I am getting to the “resigned” place I need to be but will miss this day to day.  I realize it won’t be forever and I know that coming back refreshed, with new perspective will be a blessing. Recovering from surgery and my family is super important to focus on.

The process of getting to this stage has taken a toll. It’s brought a lot of feelings to the surface. A chronic condition teaches you a lot. There’s no replacing these lessons but I’ve coped with those feelings in different ways.

At first I felt so determined to heal myself and broke up with everything that everyone says is bad for you. Food, People, Habits – then I went on a crazy juice cleanse that spurred a lot of healthy choices. It was too polarizing perhaps because it crashed hard into a spiral of Klondike bar abuse. The balance is always hard to strike, the climb is always happening at the same time.

"For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too."

“For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too.”

 

SELF CARE is a constant concept that is floating around because I see a lot of BROKEN people walking around trying to break other people. We all need to take care of ourselves, we can lean on supports, ask for supports but the crux of everything comes back to whether or not you are taking care of yourself. After my fascist diet crashed I found myself eating sweets constantly. Pie, Cake, Ice cream and even EVEN fast food! What happened to my resolve?

The thing about fast food is that there is a particular flavor you know. Perhaps since from childhood, and it’s something comforting & familiar. You’re getting exactly (hopefully) what you set out to. It’s rare in life to be able to nurse that need, or have that control. I know it’s really important to be aware of when this needs to come into balance but also to live a little too.

It’s saying to yourself I can be healthy and also indulge sometimes. For me I know a piece of pie here and there is ok. The next couple days leading up to the surgery I will be mindful of my diet because I know that will be a key component to feeling well in the days after surgery. But for one night, it will be belligerently about burning calories (dancing) while having desserts too!

Next FRIDAY 2/3/17 I am hosting this party:

Flier By Chris Rockwell

Flier By Chris Rockwell

 

I am looking forward to this so much and am very thankful to the friends who are helping to put this together! Also I will be making A HUGE announcement about the future of BethKaya. If you come use hashtag #SWEETSNBEATS so I can see your event media online!

Also I would like to wish my dear friend and Self Care Cafe partner Michelle Russo a Happy Birthday! FEEL FREE to shower her with those sentiments at the party!

A little more about the event –

This started as a house party concept but I realized…

… I didn’t want people in my house before surgery! 😀 So this concept came on strong and I am flowing with it. There are a lot of amazing, talented people in the community and they also happen to support the BETHKAYA label. Thank You for that!

In historic Lakewood NJ’s beautiful STRAND THEATER, we will come together over a massive dessert bar,  music, dancing, entertainment, raffle prizes and of course some BETHKAYA merch!

RSVP BETHKAYA@GMAIL.COM

Entertainers!

Jason Portizo – http://www.djjthomas.com/ – DJ, Sound Engineer

Matt Raspanti  – https://www.facebook.com/mattmattbobatt – Musician

LEX REX – https://www.facebook.com/lexrexandthedragons/ @lexrexandthedragons – Musician

Chris Rockwell – https://www.facebook.com/chris.rockwell.owns @Mrchrisrockwell  – Musician

Marielle Cannon  – @mariella_elise – Belly Dance /Performance Artist

If you would like to RSVP (preferred but not required) or be added to the private event page, email me at BETHKAYA@gmail.com

I hope to see you there!

Also – till next friday I am running a 20% Special in the ETSY shop on orders over $25 – Use Code: CLOSINGPURGE20  at checkout!

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

p.s. I hope to become a better blogger – there’s so much more to talk about!

Beth

 

This is Not a Dress Rehearsal

Tonight at @maitrisage I will be hosting a crystal grids workshop as part of her Sukha Series. Presenters will host sessions on a range of topics - mine will begin at about 9:10pm in Asbury Park NJ - check out my BethKaya Facebook page for those event details and to RSVP. This is the only "event" I will be doing until the spring . My surgery date has been set for 2/9. I will be thinning out my board till then. ✨Also given no technical difficulties I hope to broadcast LIVE right here! ✌️Wherever you are in the world you can tune in 9:15pm est! Thanks for supporting my shop and the changes / tides with everything going on.
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My mind is running a little wild with something.

Over the last few years I’ve noticed this little insidious thing on social media. There is a lack of willingness to foster authentic relationships. We are full of short cuts & tear downs. No one is here to make sure anyone else makes the climb, and no one is here to make sure others don’t. What I mean by that is the “digital bullying” has to end and the digital soap boxing is tired.

No one is more deserving of ANYTHING than anyone else, if you are working hard on your own path.

I have made a few foes along the way in this business. Most of them have come from quite literally me being assertive or up front. The receiving end decided that because of that, I am not worthy anymore. That is TOTALLY ok. What is not OK, is ganging up on me. It is not ok to be working behind closed doors to actively tear me or other people down. This is happening so much it’s sickening. I see it all over facebook, instagram and also emerging platforms.

You know what I am talking about! The screen grabs, the gossip, the “please don’t like this person because they did XYZ to me”. Everyone has their own truth. Honor that truth. I can be a villain to you if that is your truth, and you can be one to me too. That is OUR business. People have done terrible things to me on the way. I’ve wanted to put them on blast so many times. Oh the dirty bloggers who solicited free stuff never to deliver the promised promotions, or the bitch cliques that just don’t like me because of whatever reason and won’t even sniff in my direction. OK fair enough, we don’t vibe I guess but are we so caught up in relationship shortcuts that we can’t talk things out? – That we don’t give people first chances let alone second ones?  – That any expression of anything but positivity or even pseudo positivity is a confrontation we can’t handle anymore? Subsequently the tidal wave response of shunning occur. This is bullshit. I’m sorry, I have to call it out.

Learn to have a two way conversation with people. I can’t tell you how many times I have not been worth that in the last year. True colors are a blessing in disguise but at the end of the day, sometimes it can turn into bullying, exclusions and ganging up. Let people discover each other without your interference. Thank You.

A client and acquaintance wrote me a letter that they didn’t want to associate with me because of something another person in the business arena said about me. Gee that seems fair? I didn’t even defend myself. I had bought this person’s art, I supported and cherished the digital connection I thought we had. I was genuine in fostering it. Who’s right is it to impune on my relationships, and even business because of a situation they had with me? Frankly and truthfully, a situation that actually had me on the end of the back stabbery but like many times in my life if you’re not even given a chance, it’s just not worth the argument. IfI was approached in a way that allowed me a chance to speak my truth, bridges could be built and this has been sitting on my heart. Ultimately, I have thousands of happy customers to put my faith on for the moment to sail me through the insecurity this causes me, naturally. This was also the second incident in the same month involving a customer who seemed to have expectations of me and a relationship I really didn’t fully grip. Could we not project so much onto internet friends?

14714617_1420132088015878_4196156668502867968_nI’m not going to be awesome to everyone, not everyone is awesome to me.

There are also some issues I have with just trolling for inspirations, rips, cherry picking customers to the point of following my family members to do so, none of this is good karma, and all of this will put you on the outs with me, personally.

We all have a right to lay out our boundaries and be respected. If you’re not respected as a pattern, you drop the axe. It took me SO long to realize it was OK to do that. To those people, I might be a villain and that is their truth. I honor that truth. Infecting others with your truth is kind of like mind washing. It’s unfair and it creates unspoken wars. I see this happening all the time among my personal peers, business peers and just from a distance – especially online.

This is getting us no where as a society. It’s not your responsibility to tear anyone down even if they have hurt you. Your responsibility is to nurture your highest purpose and perhaps even others’.

It’s also time to stop being afraid of our confrontations and learn to use a little more tact. Myself totally included!  Speak up when you need to and pipe down when it’s time.  If it’s not helpful, why go there? How about the just plain out of no where rude or hurtful comments from trolling scrollers? Why is this part of the fabric of digital bullying now too? Slow snipes ad up. Just don’t be that jerk.

I also want to mention, as a business owner it’s illegal to slander someone causing them to lose business to a potential customer. In writing, the proof of such is actionable. Does anyone need anymore reasons to put their words in a box before offering them? (@thisthatandthese taught me that trick!)

Here’s to better relationships, truest colors and brightest intentions, there is no dry run for this. We are living this now – every day is a chance to make advances and set better intentions.

 

 

Inching Toward Hiatus

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Bye 2016 :)

 

I was happy to say goodbye to 2016. I think so many people were. It was like a whole internet thing. Now 2017 is here and I’ve stepped on a few rakes already. I guess perhaps no one should blame an entire YEAR for what is actually LIFE.

15803099_1246674208705084_4739411744445693952_n So I have a surgery date on the map , 2/9 – this month will be filled with pre op tests and also focused production for a final push in my shop before I go on a hiatus. I have NO idea what that will look like. There are so many questions, but all of it is unknown. I must get to the other side, and I will.

Same with goodbyes - things come , things go , bullies can be disguised as spiritualists and blessings can be disguised as illness. So it goes ⚡️grateful for truth and truth seekers

There’s a quiet calm right now flowing through my fingertips. This is where great design comes from. I know that the beauty in my life comes from source. There was a lot of loss this past year for me. In bad and good ways.

Some of those ways purely sat on my attitude. I hardened. There were moments coming up in this business where knives went into my back. I am still climbing, always climbing. There’s always a new view to find and there’s always unstable ground.

Guava with peridot, carnelian, solar quartz. What am I gonna do with you? Sometimes I feel kind of paralyzed like stuck in creating mode and not peddling mode. I accumulate so much work here in my home, my sister was freaked out when she came last. Truth be told I hate to see things I've created come to perversion of any kind. It means more to me than the sale does to the wrong hands. I hope with every package sent there is this cloud of intention that the recipient gets. Art is vulnerability , constantly. It sets you up to receive both light and shadow. 15 years ago I made my first candle and belly salve in my studio front window on 3rd Street in Frederick Maryland. Two of my girlfriends were pregnant and I scented them with kiwi and orange. The climb is long I suppose; with winding turns and you're never really reaching the last summit - there's just more climb. That's ok. It's interesting that despite forks and twists you end up where you should be. The red slipper effect? Perhaps.

With all of this the blaring message is clear to me and where I want my work to continue to evolve towards. SELF CARE is paramount. The items I create are rooted in self care and the take away is that no one can be whole, without nourishing their minds, bodies and souls. My customers come to me for this and I want to bring more than ever to the table in this sense. But first I have to take care of my health and see where I land. Its totally a crapshoot waiting game. I am planning things, with beautiful people and I feel really confident that in 2017 I will have a HUGE announcement.

Follow me at SELF CARE CAFE on Instagram. My dear friend and alliance with this project Michelle will be co hosting this with me. The goal is to promote healthy self care rituals, products, meals and brands, for now ;).

Thanks for checking back in and supporting my work!

Beth

 

Tis The Season at BethKaya – And I’m YELLOW

Quartz, peridot and calendula petal ⚡️
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Happy Holidays and thank you to all of my beautiful patrons. It’s been a really abundant year at BethKaya. Going into surgery  (date is set now 2/9) I am confident that afterwards I will be onto bigger things.

Happily featured in Magnetic Magazine’s Last minute Cannabis Inspired Holiday Gift Guide. My fragrances based around Cannabis Flower come in Fig & Olive, Maple & Seasalt, Sandalwood blends and more!

SEE THE ARTICLE HERE

Here are some items I’ve been tinkering with just seasonally in small batches. I am going through this phase of creating items that appeal to the solar plexus and uplift spirits, naturally it being winter sometimes those blues catch up. Here’s to YELLOW!

✨Fresh mix, #unisex tone #cannabis flower, olive and fig paired with Tibetan Quartz, peridot and calendula petal ⚡️

#unisex tone #cannabis flower, olive and fig paired with Tibetan Quartz, peridot and calendula petal ⚡️

CUSTOMIZE YOURS

 

Aloe, Sweet Orange and French Vanilla with Espresso and Citrine Core on an Aromatic Spanish Cedar Tray ⚡️Now live BethKaya/etsy ✨ Only 6 this batch✌️

Aloe, Sweet Orange and French Vanilla with Espresso and Citrine Core on an Aromatic Spanish Cedar Tray ⚡️

satsuma musk honey soap with black lava salt and polished yellow calcite ⚡️

satsuma musk honey soap with black lava salt and polished yellow calcite ⚡️

Coconut Grace - the scent from my mermaid hair treatment In a beeswax long burning moonstone infused tea #candle.

Coconut Grace – the scent from my mermaid hair treatment In a beeswax long burning moonstone infused tea #candle.

Plant Spirit / SURFSIDE . IOLITE. SOLAR QUARTZ . CALENDULA ⚡️

Plant Spirit / SURFSIDE . IOLITE. SOLAR QUARTZ . CALENDULA ⚡️

CLEOPATRA gentle best selling #musk #soap with copper and lapis and infused with a giant polished blue sodalite in the center

CLEOPATRA gentle best selling #musk #soap with copper and lapis and infused with a giant polished blue sodalite in the center

another batch that flew away - COCONUT GRACE Beeswax Moonstone Hempwicj Candles

another batch that flew away – COCONUT GRACE Beeswax Moonstone Hempwick Candles

Limited Edition ASCEND Soap wth Chrysacolla

Limited Edition ASCEND Soap wth Chrysacolla

ASCEND Mini Aromatherapy Spray

ASCEND Mini Aromatherapy Spray

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Best, Beth

Winter 2016 / 2017 Update From BethKaya

Chakra Crystal Tealight Sets
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Sometimes I get to really only check in once a season, having omnipresence on social media might make that excusable.  I took a several month FB Hiatus to sort my head out a bit after ingesting this heavy news about needing surgery. So the ball is finally rolling and I have about 5 weeks left to stay open prior to all that going down. I anticipate being closed for about 2 months afterwards. I just don’t truly know.  I will try to have essentials stocked up for you to stock  up on in my absence, primarily Miracle Moringa and Faithful Shea Soaps. Those are my customers staples so I’ll do my best. I ask for your support right now .

Here is a preview of whats on the bill for the shop right now and through the coming weeks.

Chakra Crystal Tealight Sets

Chakra Crystal Tealight Sets

Mini Crystal Infused Aromatherapy Sprayers in 9 Different Intentional Tones

Mini Crystal Infused Aromatherapy Sprayers in 9 Different Intentional Tones

Crystal Wooden Wick Candles

Crystal Wooden Wick Candles

Restocked Large Agate Plates with Sacred Geometry Symbols

Restocked Large Agate Plates with Sacred Geometry Symbols

New Specimens - Featuring Vanadinite ⚡️

New Specimens – Featuring Vanadinite ⚡️

Big Bar - Faithful Shea Rose Quartz and Pink Salt Soap New

Big Bar – Faithful Shea Rose Quartz and Pink Salt Soap New

A lil sodalite

A lil sodalite

✨Remember remember ✨ no auction today but a rare store coupon for 15% off orders (min $20 purchase) in my shop through Monday. ✨BethKaya/Etsy ✨ *also all orders this weekend will get a bar of vegan sandalwood soapSeen here - Crystal Cobalt Fragance Solids, Brandied Pear and Lemon Poppy soap with Citrine Core and rose quartz infused Flower Petal Toner . Also my collection of Guy Fawkes orgone accumulators. Only one listed in my shop, if you'd like one of the ones pictured, direct message me. ✌️ SHOP CODE: remembernovemeber15 enjoy your weekend

Prototypes In the Works and Favorites In Stock always

Prototypes In the Works and Favorites In Stock always

Biggest baddest version of my Moringa Miracle Bar to date up and live just for the holidays. ✨This soap sells out fast so grab it while it's there / 4.6 oz

Biggest baddest version of my Moringa Miracle Bar to date up and live just for the holidays. ✨This soap sells out fast so grab it while it’s there / 4.6 oz

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MOONBUTTER - pure organic avocado butter infused with Frankincense & Tangerine Oils married by Carnelian Energy. This butter was developed to rub on the stomach during times of lunar discomfort, but can also be used on breasts and hips as a ultra emollient protectant balm. Frankincense is particularly useful for those with tumors or endometrial discomfort. Developed for myself, offered to you in ❤️ SELLS OUT FAST

MOONBUTTER – pure organic avocado butter infused with Frankincense & Tangerine Oils married by Carnelian Energy. This butter was developed to rub on the stomach during times of lunar discomfort, but can also be used on breasts and hips as a ultra emollient protectant balm. Frankincense is particularly useful for those with tumors or endometrial discomfort. Developed for myself, offered to you in ❤️ SELLS OUT FAST

✨GARNET - Crystal infused 100% Natural Lipgloss.

✨GARNET – Crystal infused 100% Natural Lipgloss.

Sold out Before I could Write about It My 96 year old grandpa asked me to make him a man soap. Can't say no to Grandpa. This soap scent I'll just label STEEL - it's aquatic, masculine and fresh. Paired with an Amazonite core , Himalayan salt, and bronze dust abstracting with Activated Charcoal.

Sold out Before I could Write about It My 96 year old grandpa asked me to make him a man soap. Can’t say no to Grandpa. This soap scent I’ll just label STEEL – it’s aquatic, masculine and fresh. Paired with an Amazonite core , Himalayan salt, and bronze dust abstracting with Activated Charcoal.

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Personal Smudge Kit

Personal Smudge Kit

#lepidolite . . the finer things mood pills are made of ⚡️#nofilter

#lepidolite .
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the finer things mood pills are made of ⚡️#nofilter

⚡️Signature

⚡️Signature

Orgone

Orgone

Keep me posted on what you want to see go up in the shop before I close for a while. Thank you always for your love and supports.

BethKaya

 

The Smell of Chimneys – Fall / Winter Musings At BethKaya

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That fireplace scent has crept into the general atmosphere. As those shifts happen, shifts in design, musical desires and creativity occur. It’s time to shed for the long winter of idea brewing and hibernation. Here are some of the latest lovlies to be had in my creative shop of musings. Reminder that I am only open for sales Friday am – Monday pm.

✨Selenite, Vintage Mugs and Salt Rocks with Wooden Wicks and Vegan Musings in the Key of Cherry Tobacco Mint or Lemon Herbal Mint

✨Selenite, Vintage Mugs and Salt Rocks with Wooden Wicks and Vegan Musings in the Key of Cherry Tobacco Mint or Lemon Herbal Mint

The mushrooms tho Sacred Geometry Crystal Grids on Vintage Plates Restocked⚡️

The mushrooms tho Sacred Geometry Crystal Grids on Vintage Plates Restocked⚡️

Auctions are BACK for Saturday AM on my @BethKaya Instagram channel, around 10:30 am EST Through Sundays 9pm est

Auctions are BACK for Saturday AM on my @BethKaya Instagram channel, around 10:30 am EST Through Sundays 9pm est

 Vintage trays in Smudge / Intention Bundles

Vintage trays in Smudge / Intention Bundles

What are YOUR smells? Like what makes you feel good, what do you light around the house or wear? Who are your fav brands? Tag away!

ORGONOMY 

Generation 4.2 Orgone Series

Generation 4.2 Orgone Series

Intentional aromatherapy sprays - this one is toned with ACCEPTANCE - Peridot Infused with Bergamot, Cedar and Sweet Orange ⚡️

Intentional aromatherapy sprays – this one is toned with ACCEPTANCE – Peridot Infused with Bergamot, Cedar and Sweet Orange ⚡️

Collaboration Orgone Discus with @JdrewSilvers - orgone generation 4.2

Collaboration Orgone Discus with @JdrewSilvers – orgone generation 4.2

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Special unisex fragrance release appropriately named for lunar activity BLACK MOON. This hue is rooted in cedarwood and and married to Egyptian Musk with a citrus finish. This is a rich scent infused with moonstone, black Jasper and red sandalwood. Limited offering just for the season - BLACK MOON,

Special unisex fragrance release appropriately named for lunar activity BLACK MOON. This hue is rooted in cedarwood and and married to Egyptian Musk with a citrus finish. This is a rich scent infused with moonstone, black Jasper and red sandalwood. Limited offering just for the season – BLACK MOON,

All natural Crystal spa bath sets including for giant bath melts / patchouli, peppermint tea tree, ginger lime and citrus cedar sage paired with a palo santo smudge, amethyst specimen, selenite sphere, polished pyrite, 3 oz Vegan Lime soap and a Beach Guardian scented Crystal Tealight

All natural Crystal spa bath sets including for giant bath melts / patchouli, peppermint tea tree, ginger lime and citrus cedar sage paired with a palo santo smudge, amethyst specimen, selenite sphere, polished pyrite, 3 oz Vegan Lime soap and a Beach Guardian scented Crystal Tealight

Signature Rose Quartz infused #toner tincturing with fresh rose petals and foraged witch hazel twigs ⚡️

Signature Rose Quartz infused #toner tincturing with fresh rose petals and foraged witch hazel twigs ⚡️

✨Smellovision✨ fresh vanilla bean, Tangerine, chocolate mint, lemon, basil, hint of cedar married to finely ground Himalayan and Dead Sea salts & peppered with renewing Peptides. ⚡️

✨Smellovision✨ fresh vanilla bean, Tangerine, chocolate mint, lemon, basil, hint of cedar married to finely ground Himalayan and Dead Sea salts & peppered with renewing Peptides. ⚡️

New and Old Signature Crystal Infused Fragrances are Now Up and Live

New and Old Signature Crystal Infused Fragrances are Now Up and Live

Hope you enjoyed the Fall / Winter 2016/2017 BethKaya Preview and I hope you continue to show your selves and support my artwork.

Are there any scents you love and want to see come out for the seasons ahead? Let me know! Comment ! Enjoy your week!

Beth

Inspired Interview – Lex

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As mentioned in my last blog – I am going to be rolling out some new projects. One of those projects is a life study of sorts. I free flowed with some interview questions, inspired by questions I’ve been asked myself in interviews. These are also questions I feel frame the voice of what information I want to showcase from the individuals I’m blogging about. The protein. All of these individuals, are just that, individual. They are inspired, living their truth and sharing it with the world. Like me. Sometimes everyone feels like it’s an uphill battle, and sometimes feel alone. The fellowship is there that helps light the path for dreams. We can be inspired by real people, heroes in every day life. These same questions are going to be the root of this project, and the participants – the leaves of a beautiful growth. I’m not editing their words either – this is the freedom in the flow of affirming this stuff.  I’d love to start this project with Alexis Pellegrino, local musician, dance technician and swagger magician.
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Tell me about yourself in a few sentences.
I consider myself to be an appreciator, curator, and mostly….a creator of art. I don’t like to limit myself to a certain medium or style. I make music one day, paint another day, embellish a jacket in the morning, conduct a dance class at night for young adults, design graphics, design clothes. I am ALWAYS trying to learn and appreciate new things. I am inspired by everything. Currently, I’m working on my solo project, “Lex Rex and the Dragons”. 
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What is the “why” behind your magic?

I’m not sure I know how to express myself any other way. I think I have an addiction to expressing myself. 
 
Much like many people who express themselves through creative outlets, I had a pretty interesting childhood. I was terrorized in school. I like to skate and surf. As a kid I was ranked in the Eastern Surfing Association. I used to paddle out during the winter months and if you know anything about a full suit….you know having long hair is a pain. So, I chopped my hair off. Short cut, and I was absolutely a “tom boy”. I used to get made fun of for being “gay” and a “dyke”. Then my hair grew out, and I was made fun of for being expressive. I always dressed quirky. I’d paint my pants, paint my shoes, make t-shirts…..I guess I was pretty DIY punk at a young age…but I didn’t even know what that was at that age. I was just being me, really. 
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How has your past influenced where you are now with your career?
Honestly, my past has both negative and positive influences on my career….but I am a firm believer of believing in the universe. I was very nervous to start making and doing music. It is the only thing safe to me. Gets me the highest. I was nervous to put it out in the atmosphere for some time. It was/is sacred to me and I didn’t want to be put down like I was in school. 
 
In college I used to have night terrors, that I would never actually start making and doing music. So I said “Fuck it” I am going to do this, even if it is a slow process. I started playing the keys and doing some covers. posting them online. I was in a hair metal cover band for some time, then I decided I wasn’t being fulfilled by that. I started posting some covers more covers on Facebook and was getting really into the “scene” in Asbury. I started doing some small acoustic shows and here we are. 
 
Every time I do a show, I do it and “pour some out” for the people who said I was nothing…..Thank you. 
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What are two major things that you can’t be without on your day to day operations?
Well, in 2016 I would be absolutely lying if I said my phone wasn’t a big deal. I am inspired a lot by photographs online as well as daily things I come across in life. I am always taking pictures with my phone, as well as listening to music. I also really love to stay in contact with my friends and family. They are very supportive of me and I am always showing them love as well. 
 
The other Major thing would be my backpack. I keep my journal in there, my dinosaur figurine Parizzz and my dragon figurine Rex Jr., My polaroid Camera, A plethora of headphones, pens, USB drives, my computer……it’s basically my life kit. 
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What is something that you learned only after you went for your goal, that you want to share with anyone shooting for theirs?

STAY TRUE TO WHAT YOU WANT, AND DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT FITTING IN OR BEING LAME. 
 
For SOOOO LONG, I tried to fit into the local scene. The rock that the local scene is doing isn’t exactly what fits me best. I grew up listening to Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Pop. That is where my music is focused now. That is me. Always be YOU!
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Where is the rush in this passion for you? 
The rush isn’t exactly the finished product. It’s the foreplay. It’s the mental vision, the inspiration, the soul, the guts and glitter behind
what I am trying to convey. The finished product is usually never EXACTLY how you envision it….if you are lucky and work with the right people…..it’ll be better. But like I said, it’s about the process. The process is the sexiest part. 
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What are the pitfalls?
The pitfalls are definitely just life in general…you know…the saying “Life Happens”. Your life happens, my life happens, the people you work with…their life happens. You have to trust the process though. We aren’t Interscope, we aren’t robots…..we are humans trying to make art, while living. Shit happens. In saying that, I am definitely what I call OD and absolutely OCD. I am always trying to make myself and the people around me challenge themselves and let the “babies” we make inspire them. 
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How do you manifest things into reality? 
Didn’t you see the Barbie Jeep I rolled in on? For real, I have one….her name is BJ. 
 
Reality is a big thing for me. I understand every artist has an ego of sorts. I see some people in the scene with some REALLY BIG egos. I don’t ever want to take anything for granted, I don’t want to take people for granted, I don’t want to be a monster and treat people like shit. I believe in being firm…I don’t believe in being a dictator. I work with kids everyday. if you don’t humble yourself, they will humble you….and sometimes even if you humble yourself, they will still humble you. haha
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Where are you hoping to head next?
I am currently in the studio, looking to have a single drop for my project “Lex Rex and the Dragons” before November. I am also having an EP in the works as well as some videos happening. Super stoked for that. I am excited to just live in the process. 
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Currently listening to? 
I am absolutely a playlist kind of girl. I’ll rattle off some artists on my current playlist.
 
Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, Frank Ocean, M.I.A., Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Gorillaz, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rae Sremmurd, The Weeknd. 
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Some one or a quote that inspires you:
My dad is my biggest inspiration. He is arguably the reason I am a creative. He is a phenomenal Jazz musician. He still hustles teaching children and playing gigs. If i can be half the person my dad is, I’d be the happiest person. 
 
Both of my parents are my best friends. I literally and figuratively wouldn’t be here without their love and support. 
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What drew you to work with BethKaya? 
 
I love to work with passionate people. Beth is a passionate person. I am always supporting her endeavors and cheering her on via social media. It is so refreshing to see someone who makes quality art, who is also the most positive, supportive, and absolutely energetic person. I am also super inspired by her accomplishments thus far as well as her work ethic and drive. She is building an empire. HOMEGIRL is NOT MESSIN ROUND. #womancrush. 
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Autumn is Here, BethKaya Line is Up and Trickling Out!

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It may not be officially fall yet but in my world it’s here – I am so dizzy and late on an update. I rolled out a few new soap tones and sets live in my etsy shop now! Bath melts are taking a little longer , they are actually the kind of thing that takes a bit of finesse!

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Stay tuned for new scent hue announcements and tune into my @BETHKAYA instagram account for some giveaway updates! The blog content is going to ramp up big time. My little one is off to school and I have more time for the business. The plan is to expand presence which is already in motion. BETHKAYA just landed at new yoga studios in NJ, NY and Scotland! I will be doing blogs about all the locations that carry my label and interviews with some of my peers in the self made industry. These are always textured and interesting people, so I want to share their mission & why with you through an interview style process here on the blog.

In the mean time here are some of the latest creations live in my shop, These are seasonal things that might not come back next shift around the sun. I love working my shop like a farm to table cafe of sorts. It somewhat is; with ingredients being fresh, seasonal and limited here and there. Every season the “menu” takes a different shape. It’s a really lovely and quasi ephemeral way to design intentional bath and body. Check it out:

✨A few new things in the shop just for Fall - including this #THIEVES guardian #soap - Historical #EssentialOil Blend known as Thieves - Clove, Orange Peel, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary - gets its moniker from the time of the bubonic plague when bodies would pile up and pillagers used this blend to thwart contracting plague while robbing their discarded spoils. I've paired this blend with a soothing guardian soap and #blackonyx perfect for blocking illness and bad energy infections. ✨Till midnight I'm including Black Orgone Tetras in ALL shop orders.⚡️ BethKaya / etsy ⚡️

#THIEVES guardian #soap – Historical #EssentialOil Blend known as Thieves – Clove, Orange Peel, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary – gets its moniker from the time of the bubonic plague when bodies would pile up and pillagers used this blend to thwart contracting plague while robbing their discarded spoils. I’ve paired this blend with a soothing guardian soap and #blackonyx perfect for blocking illness and bad energy infections. ✨

These all smell like fall. #apples #clove #oranges ⚡️#Vegan long burning non GMO soy and candelilla house mix wax blend Candles inside of Crystals now with wooden wicks that crackle ad more scent Shout at me if you want one before I list this batch ✨there are some Sweet orange and Vetiver ones live already in my shop! $25-30 +Shipping ✨BethKaya/️Etsy me✨should i ️Auction something tomorrow? Have you guys entered the ️Alien / Orgone giveaway a few back? Have a great Labor Day Weekend! ⚡️

These all smell like fall. #apples #clove #oranges ⚡️#Vegan long burning non GMO soy and candelilla house mix wax blend Candles inside of Crystals now with wooden wicks that crackle ad more scent  ⚡️

Matchy Matchy ☺️ Some new pairings and combos live in my ✨etsy✨ like thos faithful shea full bar soap with matching shimmer spray! also don't forget about the #leofiregiveaway anddddd the collab giveback a few posts back (with the shelves!!) ⚡️ my little one started school today - sadness! enjoy your week!!

New Pairings✨ like thos faithful shea full bar soap with matching shimmer spray!

✨have no fear , clear skin is here! #MORINGA bars restocked!!!✨

✨have no fear , clear skin is here! #MORINGA bars restocked!!!✨

1 oz signature Crystal fragrance solids are back in stock to travel with your fav BETHKAYA tone, perfect to roll with you in the handbag or backpack! Shout out to @capsociety and @etchythingsandaccents for their custom work that helps me keep my brand tight !

1 oz signature Crystal fragrance solids are back in stock to travel with your fav BETHKAYA tone, perfect to roll with you in the handbag or backpack! Shout out to @capsociety and @etchythingsandaccents for their custom work that helps me keep my brand tight !

✨New✨ Now my signature Crystal fragrance solids come in 2oz Cobalt Glass ! Fragrance solids are enduring, travelable and another sensory vehicle! I use these almost more than my oils, I love to swipe and rub behind my knees, in my hair and décolleté! Now live ✨www.bethkaya.etsy.com✨

✨ Now my signature Crystal fragrance solids come in 2oz Cobalt Glass ! Fragrance solids are enduring, travelable and another sensory vehicle! I use these almost more than my oils, I love to swipe and rub behind my knees, in my hair and décolleté!

Latest orgone Lens Necklaces

Latest orgone Lens Necklaces

 

Crystal and Aroma Infused Life

Crystal and Aroma Infused Life

Intentioned Crystal essential Oil Roll Ons - Customize Yours !

Intentioned Crystal essential Oil Roll Ons – Customize Yours !

Vibing one this piece very much, communication, throat, third eye , courage of words - ️Lapis, chalcedony, chalcopyrite, Amazonite, brass, quartz, stainless , hematite , orgone accumulator on ️Lapis chain ⚡️

Communication, throat, third eye , courage of words – ️Lapis, chalcedony, chalcopyrite, Amazonite, brass, quartz, stainless , hematite , orgone accumulator on ️Lapis chain ⚡️

More Henna Art Then Ever On my @BETHKAYA Instagram . . #henna

More Henna Art Then Ever On my @BETHKAYA Instagram

Image from Barxod Magazine - See Full Article in the PRESS section of my website. ALSO check out www.karmacartel.com for 2 exclusive fragrances only available through that channel.
Image from Barxod Magazine – See Full Article in the PRESS section of my website. ALSO check out www.karmacartel.com for 2 exclusive fragrances only available through that channel.

 

When I take pics of orgone, mystical creatures visit!

When I take pics of orgone, mystical creatures visit!

What do you think?

 

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BK