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Holiday Season Update

This has been a hard and emotional week. Stretched beyond what I ever thought imaginable, and strained by relationships sometimes. I think I need to be firmer about not people pleasing and honoring my truths and boundaries. What are ways you assert yours? Melissa from the @selfcarecove crew made these with flowers and herbs from our family garden. Black eyed Susans are my home state's flower (MD). They are still blooming in this crazy Cali weather!!
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Greetings! The holiday season is almost here! A time to share our gratitude and love for one another.  Our focus has been creating the perfect bundles to help you care for your mind/body/spirit.
Give the gift to yourself and loved ones this season of self-care!
We are kind of going on tour! We have been working hard to prepare for some exciting events in Asbury Park this December with the store opening being so up in the air. We want to get the products in your hands however we have to do it!
December 10th and 17th, we will be returning to the Bazaar in Convention Hall for their annual holiday vendor event. The Indian Summer bazaar in September was a blast and we are anticipating this will be even more so. Grab some hot cocoa and join us for the fun!
On December 22nd, we will be in Asbury Park once again for a very special workshop. Keli Skellinger, the esteemed owner of Maitrisage – Massage + Reflexology, invited us to her monthly Sukha Series to share our wisdom and products right before Christmas. We decided to offer a relaxing bath soak and tea ritual that has been a staple of our daily self-care. For a $15 suggested donation, you will be able to create your own salts bath to take home! Bring your oils or use ours and we’ll bring the salt bar! We will have a table set up for the event as well, so it will be a perfect time to stock up on any last minute gifts.  By the way, Keli is an amazing body worker – Asbury Park and Jersey Shore locals need to hit her up if you need the best massage you’ve ever had. She’s magical.
Be on the lookout soon for our upcoming store announcements. We have been creating a beautiful space in Brick Township to share with all of you. Our permits were released TODAY so that means it will be a few more weeks yet. Maybe December 1? We will see – I hope you’ll support us now and when we finally open. Our loyal patrons have been so wonderful! Until then, you will be able to shop online at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bethkaya
**If you are local, you can save on shipping and pick up your online order at the store! Just mention it in the comment section. We will refund/ or hold your shipping and arrange the best time for you to pick it up. Also, we ship ALL over the world and gift wrap, so if you want to beat the holiday rush at the post office, once the store is open, we can totally assist.
**Those ordering BethKaya goods online, please note that shipping times are 10-14 business days. Please take that into consideration when placing orders, we do high volume and there is only a few hands in the pot – we never want to rush our process. You all know by now that we treat each package really special and pack an experience into each one! Please reach out if you have gifting needs or if you need to rush your package past the queue.
Additionally we have holistic products galore in boxes waiting for our store to open. We have ALL of the best brands, BethKaya of course and names like Jason, Zum, Aura Cacia, Burts Bees, Doctor Bronner’s and More!
Contact Beth to set a budget and create a spa care gift set for you or a loved one this season. We will prepare it based on your tastes or the scents you think your loved ones would like and then package it beautifully and send it wherever you wish! You may call the store’s phone number also if you wish to speak to me or an associate about placing an order or visiting!
732.477.4307
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We wish you a beautiful holiday filled with love and new memories.
Love,
Bethkaya & the Self Care Cove
MENTION : “WINTERLOVE” in your checkout memo through etsy and receive a FREE patchouli and lavender vegan soap slice!

Summer is Winding Down According to Some

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Family Day #mantalokingbeach

Family Day #mantalokingbeach

Not here! We are just heating up! I haven’t blogged in a while – I’ve been trying to focus on the VIP email list content. If you haven’t signed up yet – you can do so below!


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So if you follow us on social media you see a lot of changes we are going through as a business. For one I keep saying WE – yes we- I have a dear friend Michelle Russo who is flying copilot right now with BethKaya and the new venture – Self Care Cafe. She’s a beautiful soul, if you’re a friend of BethKaya, you know her by now but I will just formally say she is helping me keep my head above water. Along with several other players, you know who you are, and your time is coming. Thank you to everyone again and again for donating and supporting our self care mission! 

@sister_evolution camping in our store essentially till we can get a valid CO. Oy. #town hall probs @selfcarecafe The store colors and textures // geometry // sea blues // copper // black metal // taupe desks with black metal legs // wooden wall accents by @jdrewsilvers // slate // bamboo ⚜️⚡️ #girlboss #store #underconstruction

Big meeting today - cohorts ;) if you are on the jersey shore and want to catch some poetry Sunday eve DM me!!

We leased a space in Brick NJ and it’s adorable, the issues we are having getting into the space however, not so adorable. That’s an entirely different post and for all things considered, let’s keep the tone happy.

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I just did a late season restock on some new soaps, scent sizes, crystal parcels and orgone pieces. As I have money invested into the store front – I simply need your support. Things I’ve been sitting on are going to need to get uploaded and move out! So stay tuned to the etsy shop and keep checking back. It will take time for us to get into the space and we need the online business to have the same level of dedication if not more to be able to keep this dream floating.

INDIAN SUMMER

We are signed on to vend the Asbury Indian Summer Bazaar on Sunday Sept 24! I will be releasing more info about that in a little while but for now mark your calenders, it’s my birthday weekend btw so you simply can’t miss it! Not to mention tons of amazing vendors in the hottest spot on the jersey shore!

 

Additionally – the lovely Zoe Wilder has written a beautiful article about us again and it landed in Magnetic Magazine! Check it out here! 

https://www.magneticmag.com/2017/08/self-care-artist-bethkayas-coffee-mint-body-butter-recipe-revitalizes-soothes-and-protects-summer-skin/

Working on a mid season soap restock for you! Check the store tomorrow am!! ⚡️all the seasonal bars I had made sold out so I needed to throw down some newbies!! Also there is only 1!!! Moringa bar left for a bit!!

SOAP RESTOCK! 

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Also I know it’s late notice but it’s not too late to learn about this exciting spoken word movement called VERBATIM. Tomorrow evening I will be reading some poetry along with some wonderful features and following that will be an open mic. I would love to hear your words too! Here is more info! Please come!

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My friends in Georgia all have kids starting school this week. Let’s hold onto what is left.

Sidenote : If you are local and want to come to a little underground spoken word movement we are starting – sign up for info here:

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Hey you good lookin! ⚡️

Now That I have spammed you up enough, and I hope you’ve written all that down – I am gonna jet and stay tuned for more info. Thanks for reading!

Beth

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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.

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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 

 

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

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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

 

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

Karma Cartel Fragrance Launch – Collab

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Back in October of 2015 I vended a local punk rock flea market. In the front area I remember meeting these two well dressed young men, with sleek correlating gear on. They were Jose Serrano and Chris Rockwell, partners for the clothing and lifestyle brand, Karma Cartel. I wouldn’t know it till nearly a year later, they would be collaborating with my own brand.

Chris runs a local series of events and coordinates with a lot of local talent in a very unique way. Support, Encouragement and Teamwork seem to be values that engulf the activities that the gentlemen take part in and host.

We found ourselves cosmically meeting to create a new flavor for their incredible brand, a pair of fragrances. These fragrances would embody the moral, spiritual and even swagger of their blooming indie label.

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Several smell sessions and thought storms later, a really effortless set of communicating fragrances were born. ” K ” & ” C “

While entirely meant to both be unisex, one employs more of an assertive vigor while the other is softer and vulnerable.

image1Each is firmly rooted in  fine sandalwood and home brewed madagascar vanilla. “K” is twisted with brighter coconut tones and “C” is bound in leather & amber.  “K ” is paired with genuine grade AAA peridot and moonstone and whole Jasmine Buds. “C” is met with genuine garnet & coffee moonstone as well as red sandalwood bark.  Sandalwood and Jasmine both represented a karmic relationship, as both are deemed in some cultures as holy and sacred natural offerings. Both are made of certified green fragrances and plant concentrates and are nearly completely natural. image2 The outcome of this duo is much like the collaboration itself, my organic vibe meets their urban luxe & street spirit driven aura and the results are in the fragrances. Like all of my hues, each is meant to take you somewhere you longed to be,  perhaps once knew, and most certainly wish to go to again and again.
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Karma Cartel is launching this line Thursday August 18th! Visit their site, check out their label, and read more about these fragrances as well as snag them for yourselves! It was a pleasure designing for such a lively brand rooted in community and culture.

BethKaya Live Event Notice! *Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival*

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Heads Up I am going to be vending live, all of the art and holistic things you can dream of in a special installation for the SOULSATIONAL MUSIC AND WELLNESS FESTIVAL 2016!  Click on that for more information about the festival as a whole I am super excited to be part of this movement!

Please stop my mine and all of the stages and booths! Bring your children and the whole family. There will be music and just good vibes all around town!

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Hope to see you there!

 

Here is the official festival flier!! I believe I am booth 52 on the map if you want to stake me out 😉 I will be offering Henna Services and some other surprises just for this event. Please come say hi!

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I wrapped up the kiosk this weekend at Jersey Shore Premium outlets. What an experience that was. I really enjoy setting up an installation that is unique to each venue I am at and really each day I am there. I take something away and adjust each time.

There were some moments of conversation that I will bring with more forward forever. A friends father visited the booth for a while and he is undergoing stage IV cancer treatments throughout his body. He was just so happy to be around and grateful through the words he shared. He told me how he had to fly to Georgia alone for his treatments. He wasn’t complaining at all I just remarked “That must be so difficult to do the travel on the heals of everything.” He just looked at me and said ” I have held my dying child, this is nothing, I can do anything.” He meant it. He also remarked “Every morning I look up at the sky and say thank you, cancer changes you, it really does.” So above all that conversation comes with me and helps me ground my gratitude practice.

Incredibly beautiful photo of @faerieblessings in her glory rocking a crystal sphere and orgone point ring I sent her way ⚡️ she is magical!

@faerieblessings “crystal sphere and orgone point ring”

I put some new things up in the etsy shop, some essential oil blends, some candles, new scrubs and new edition soaps perfect for the thick of summer. I am really loving where the shop is headed and how it looks.

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It’s been such an evolution. I have some new orgone pieces coming trickling into the shop too and would love for you to check it out and tell me what you think!

There is a black crow perched above me as I take this photo and stare into my own shadow against the panes of my humid house. When the black eyed Susan's bloom a part of my heart explodes a little, every year. The crow nods as if he knows why. . . . . . Orgone Rose necklace strung on blue chalcedony rosary. ⚡️

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As a side note I am going to do my final installation of the summer at the SOULSATIONAL WELLNESS festival July 30, 2016. It’s a FREE, all day family friendly event with performers, artists, poets, and wellness centric EVERYTHING! I am so excited ! If you are local please come and stop by!

Incredible photo from @theabsolutebeauty

Incredible photo from @theabsolutebeauty

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Love, Beth