This season has taken me a bit by storm and it’s hitting me that I am over whelmed a bit. In an effort to stay in the magic I will be scaling back on some of the projects I had originally hoped to work on. This will include the Small Business Circle previously advertised. We will resume in the fall when our busier season dies down at the store front.
I am creating summer products and listing them as they pop in the Etsy store for you. Etsy is raising their prices from 3% to 5% and includes shipping taxes. Also listing fees. This will impact every etsy seller and prompts everyone on the platform to consider changes. Prices will have to reflect the changing of the times on this end and with the store front hoping to stand tall on its own as I evolve into the next area of my work.
I hope you are all enjoying summer and take a look at my events tab for details on the other events we are hoping to still pop off!
I hope you are staying warm in this fickle weather. We are going to wait till it’s a little warmer to do our grand opening so right now the Self Care Cove store front is officially open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 11 am to 7pm.
My store is located at 515 Drum Point Road – Brick NJ 08723 – It’s a little yellow building and if you can back into the driveway, you might wish to.
#bricknj coming for you! 11-7 thur fri & sat // @selfcarecove
The store features all of my favorite holistic bath and beauty brands and some new ones you’ve maybe never heard of. I have scouted independent brands from etsy and all over and have connected to bring you unique and honest products meant to make you happy and feel whole. I have handpicked such amazing items for you to explore. Books, Candles, Gifts, Home Fragrance, Plants and so much more.
Me // Home // Art // BethKaya // Self Care Cove Photo By Geraldine Valecillos @geraldineval_ jewels by @emmyeffdesigns & @eclecticriverdesigns
This has been my life’s passion and it means everything to have gotten this far and to have the support of the community. We have a suggestion box in front of the check out desk if you want to tell me about something you love or would like to see me carry at the store. We are also looking to host some support groups, open crafting hours, lectures and more in the space. Please look for BethKaya and Self Care Cove on social media / facebook & instagram.
Stay tuned for more to come with my Spring line up!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
Spring has sprung! My shop is open and flowing. I am slow and going, but moving! Some changes – ship time will be a little slower, please understand I take a lot of time on each package and personalize every one. This isn’t an overnight thing, especially with some welcome volume!
Less green fragrances, nothing new for this season in that department, just old favorites people love. This collection is aimed at people who are sensitive to chemicals and also essential oils. With that, I have designed SO MANY essential oil aromatherapy blends and am releasing them little by little to share with you.
New Beeswax Candles and Some Hand Picked Specimes also! *If you are looking for essential Oil diffuser equipment, message me on etsy!
Check the shop out to see and read about some of the aromatherapy new players!
This season has LOTS of citrus –
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine, Blood Orange
and MINT – Spearmint, Wintergreen, Peppermint
Finally – mid tones like Marjoram and Clary sage – This seasons hues are ALL about pushing forward, through, elevation, invigoration, motivation and inspiration!
EVERY ORDER is getting surprises to make each person feel really special for making self care a priority!
What tones are you loving this season?
For my essential Oil heads out there here is a little recipe for a lifting
JOY SPRAY which I like to keep around the bathroom or foyer space:
*Supplies – Amazon has a great selection of oils, bottles and mixing supplies!
1 – 2 oz Glass Amber Sprayer
1 – tsp Witch Hazel
6 D Sweet Orange Essential Oil
4 D Peppermint Essential Oil
3 D Bergamot Essential Oil
4 D Lemon Essential Oil
3 D Vanilla Essential Oil (Optional)
1 – tsp 80 Proof Vodka
Mix, Shake and Spray! Add a Quartz or Citrine to the bottle to boost the Amplification Power!
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
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
Vintage trays in Smudge / Intention Bundles
Generation 4.2 Orgone Series
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
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
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. ⚡️
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!
Heads up! I have some exciting news! BethKaya was hand selected to represent the NJ etsy community at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets this summer! Isn’t that a hoot? So if you are visiting the Jersey Shore or you are a local, totally come – shop – check out the cool shops andddd my kiosk!
June 11 & 12 and July 9 & 10 2016
Totally come visit, see my beautiful hand made displays in person by artist
J Drew Silvers @JDREWSILVERS which between those and my creations, the visual presentation is something both myself and the outlet management folks are totally jazzed about!
Fresh off my sister’s wedding, spring is folding through and summer will be here soon enough. I listed some things over the weekend and some items just flew out like these orgone on rosary gemstone chains. Good thing I stopped into a quaint little bead shop in Richmond VA on my travels to grab more and I will release those soon. But there are awesome restocks of various new spins on soaps for the season all with a crystal inside in new scents and old formulations you have loved. Thank you to my customers for your beautiful reviews! That does a lot of the talking, just like your smile and skin! Love to you! Beth www.bethkaya.etsy.com UPDATE
Signature Orgone Gem Points on Rosary Gem Necklaces
Ubtan Carnelian Sandalwood Soaps with 22kt Mica and Sandalwood Powder
Shea, Java, Moringa and Jet Soaps with Himalayan Salt and Espresso in the Hue of Teak
This was a pretty big past few weeks – sorry I haven’t been able to check into the blog as much. Doing a LOT of work on the self – the whole past year being “under the weather” and now being better – able focused – able minded, you emit that. So a lot of crazy change, opportunity and duds have come my way and this is a huge time for me as a business. I am growing and want to do that in all the right ways. I just went to the annual Edison Gem Show – and grabbed some new babies and ran into some familiar faces. My friend Amy from Faerie Blessings was one of those faces! Her daughter called me “Beth Bath and Beyond” – isn’t that adorable? Hence the title! All of those crystals will be rolling out soon.
Also that week I went to see David Gilmour at the Garden last week and it was EPIC. I brought some crystals up to the nosebleeds where we were and these crystals and I left super happy and shredded by guitar. Remembering the passing of my dear friend Steve this time and how much he loved Gilmour, sometimes those events become sacraments & passages.
I am in full swing production of my summer collections. I have a lot of exciting vending events coming up in the warmer months and have a little retail spot residency brewing – I will keep you posted on those. Feel free to check out my Events tab on the website to see whats up there.
This is a double layer of faithful grace soap and moringa soap – my two shop best sellers, together in harmony. Married by Himalayan Pink salt, Moringa & moonstone – the two contrasting soaps and scents meet up in a beautiful dual purposeful synergy. Use the moringa side for the face and the shea side for body!
There are several “beach tones” also and this scent is one of them but it deserves its own listing. SURFSIDE is warm, with a hint of a madagascar vanilla paired with coconut hues and finished but a burn of copper. I am going to feature products this season with this scent – soaps, scrubs and fragrance solids.
I’m really enjoying the local poetry scene lately with my friends. It’s always a great time to explore your vocabulary and language styling and the stylings of others emotions via their words. Good wholesome, emotional fun! Loving more of a gothic boho look these days too – these leggings under my black on black usual are from FreeSpiritLoveShop by Mallory Wingo. They are slaying it with my beloved combats!
Heres to the onslught of summer! Keep me posted with fun events!
Own it, all of it And don’t say sorry. – BethKaya #bethkaya photo by @jeremysgordon
A wise man Robert Anton Wilson once said:
“A true initiation never ends. ”
-It doesn’t ever end and we tell ourselves;
” when it slows down”, “when we are over the hump”, “when we have more money”, “when there is more time”, “this will pass”
But ask yourself if any of these thought limitations serve your purpose? Honestly, and this is something that has been hard for me to accept. Life is a series of initiations, there is ALWAYS going to be something to step over and accept.
Accepting right now, the timing of everything and where you are and where you are going is kind of hard when you are full of drive, ideas, and goals. One thing at a time – we are all undergoing deep initiations all of the time. Some of us are tra la la along and don’t writhe through these tides, and some of us come in and out of skin again and again. Both are acceptable but resistance, resistance is what leads to suffering. I resist, I am not telling anyone how to live life on my blog but rather live life through thought and process, consciously. This is how I am coping too. Post surgery, Post Winter, Post latest initiation.
My blog has been having issues the last month as well so I haven’t been able to update as much as I would like but it works again and now I’ve learned about blog security! Yay! I will be posting more often because I have my keys to this car back – and I feel like they are out of my hands sometimes on social media. A lot of people want to cash in on you if they think you’re successful at something. I have been successful and I am glad. That’s all because of you and me. I put in a lot of work and GRIT to get to this place and no one is sailing over here. It’s hard work every day.
“Reality is always plural and mutable.” – #robertantonwilson
I’m glad to finally feel confidence in what I have done and am doing. It’s a yellow brick road. There are lots of twists but you posses that power all along you just have to journey for it. Additionally while I have been climbing I have I holed up for a while and it’s never a great idea to hide yourself away so I am trying to get out there and just good old fashioned be WITH people again.
Remember that? Before our phones stood like a study carol between fun and who we love? Before I lost the last 2 years of sleep gritting out my business?It’s a weird climate to flesh out as a person, a mom and an entrepreneur.
My latest initiation is calling for this , the presence, the present, being present. The NJ shore has a lot of things to do and the locals are doing their part to make it interesting. More details THERE too coming soon. I just signed on to do the SOULSATIONAL festival here on the shore this summer and will have more details on that soon along with other events.
Going Home to @atmanandayoga in NYC My New Yorker contingency can shop in person there next week! Very excited, ️beautiful studio downtown! ⚡️ #yoga #crystalinfused #natural #holistic #shamanic #intentional #lifestyle #art #joy #passion
As winter comes to a close I have developed and honed well loved products and listened to your feedback. Thank you for your photos on all of your reviews and for your words of support and encouragement. BethKaya also became proudly insured members of the Handmakers Soap and Cosmetic Guild – and I am building out my presence in shops, boutiques and retail fronts all over the world! I just landed product in Australia, The UK and set up shop at a place in NYC. (**I keep stopping myself from writing “our” presence – who is our? I am just ME – It is ALL done by 1 person!**)
If you’re still reading this, please join this group because my facebook is kind of broken unless I pay for you to see it. It’s been a long road to break through and getting to a point of substantial social media growth and feeling it censored by advertisers is an objective to overcome.
Content from my actual BethKaya page must be paid to promote for you to see it. How authentic is that really? Do you want to see “sponsored” in the corner of my all of my artwork? I refuse, honestly. Give it to who wants it, feed it to who will eat it – take it or leave it.
I am happy to report that my deck of harmony cards went to print and its coming! 17 cards in all front with a unique intentional crystal grid and the back with a self growth mantra ! I have passed out 250 in orders and on a few tables as promised and am almost completely out of them!
That entire set of cards is available on preorder HERE.
Those will be out in just a few weeks as well. All preorders will come with a mandala sticker and sacred geo tats. Self publishing is super expensive and I uploaded all of the artwork to redbubble to help offset the costs. I’ve ordered from them to support my girl Mal at WingostarrJewelry ! The products are quality! Check out my SHOP tab for etsy and redbubble items and here is a lil preview of the redbubble jams.
Stay tuned to just more here and you know I OWN this and despite being hacked twice (touche) I just need to work with these tools and survive like businesses used to before the internet. How’s that for a BethKaya Spring Preview? Eh, playing by the rules is boring.
What does this make you feel?
Box By JDrew Carpentry and Photo By BethKaya.
Feel free to always reach out by etsy chat or BethKaya AT Gmail.com
New Things to Look For in my Etsy Shop:
“Lunar Divide” “Crystal Lips ” Awakened Eyes”
✨New Under Eye Oil ✨ #AwakenedEyes #crystalinfused #ByBethKaya “Awake. Shake dreams from your hair My pretty child, my sweet one. Choose the day and choose the sign of your day The day’s divinity First thing you see. A vast radiant beach in a cool jeweled moon Couples naked race down by it’s quiet side And we laugh like soft, mad children Smug in the wooly cotton brains of infancy The music and voices are all around us. Choose they croon the Ancient Ones The time has come again Choose now, they croon Beneath the moon Beside an ancient lake Enter again the sweet forest Enter the hot dream Come with us Everything is broken up and dances.” -The Ghost Song, #TheDoors