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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 

 

Heatwave

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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. ⚡️

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

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

Beth Bath and Beyond

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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. GilmourCrystal

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.

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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.

 

Moringa Layered

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!

surfside 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.

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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!

 

XO Beth

Valentines – The Stats and A Rosey Collab Offer

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So naturally this is the time of year to consider that little romantic holiday. Some suggest it was invented by hallmark to sell cards, but there is obviously a lineage and lore associating in so many ways to different countries and cultures, dating back hundreds of year all over the world for St. Valentines Day. I got a little curious and decided to go on a little internet book report style scavenger hunt. Here are some totally serious and maybe a few BS stats I found from sources that range from CNN to random Joe Smith blogger!

The Stats –

-More than 35 Million Heart Shaped Boxes of Chocolate Will Be Sold For Valentines Day

-Over 110 Million Roses Will be Sold Over the 3 Days That Valentines Day Falls

-Women Purchase 85% of All Valentines

-3% of Pet Owners Will Treat Their Pets On Valentines Day

-In the USA – 65% of Men Do Not Make Valentine’s Day Plans in Advance

– 21 % of Consumers Will Spend $4.8 Billion on Jewelry This Year

– 60% of Valentines Given Are To Family While 20% are Given to Teachers (The Third Highest Group)

-One Third of Valentines Consumers Will Purchase Gifts for Loved Ones From Tablets

-2 Billion Dollars Will be Spent On Candy This Year

-50 Million Dollars Will Be Spend On Jewelry This Year

Speaking such expenditures a few of my fellow conscious energy warriors have pitched in to provide a group special for our shops collectively!

TRIOCOLLAGE

EmmyEffDesigns                 BethKaya                 Wingostarr Jewelry

*Click * Directly on Our Names to Be Directed Straight To Our Etsy shops!

USE CODE :     LOVE2016

Use this code in any of our three shops and you will get $5 off your entire order over $20. **ALSO upon ordering from my shop, if you provide proof of prior purchase from our trio, you will automatically receive a Faithful Grace crystal infused sample fragrance with your order.

So feast your eyes on a romantic preview of seasonal delights any Valentine would be delighted to receive!

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Make your own yummy status up this season! Got any fun Valentine’s Day Facts to share? Comment !

Lunar Love, Beth

Listening To:     Zero 7 – I Have Seen

Album – Simple Things (Def Romancin’ Music)

Oh Yea! SkullBoy’s Punk Runk Flea Market!

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What’s up Ghouls and Geeks? Excited to announce the BethKaya Pop Shop will be representing loud and clear in a full 10X10 booth at NJ Skullboy’s annual Punk Rock Flea Market!

NJ locals, get your holiday shopping advantage and support some weirdos! Costume contest!!! Do it! Don’t ask questions!

Click Photo to be taken to the Event Facebook!

Tis The SeasonFor Skulls & Witches

️Happy Mail keeps on giving ☺️💎😍 new stunning custom made Tibetan Quartz in sterling wrapped ring from @emmyeffdesigns and Herkimer with Carbon Inclusions Electroformed copper ring by @mal_wingostarrjewelry ✨Oh My lanta!✨ Also my Black Onyx band from @sageravenrose and ✨5ct Iolite & Faith band daily wearers. Aligning dem chakras! 👌🌊💎⚡️✨🔮🙏🌌 #jewelry #rings #finejewelry #gemstones #ilikebigrocksandicannotlie

️Happy Mail keeps on giving ☺️💎😍 new stunning custom made Tibetan Quartz in sterling wrapped ring from @emmyeffdesigns and Herkimer with Carbon Inclusions Electroformed copper ring by @mal_wingostarrjewelry ✨Oh My lanta!✨ Also my Black Onyx band from @sageravenrose and ✨5ct Iolite & Faith band daily wearers. Aligning dem chakras! 👌🌊💎⚡️✨🔮🙏🌌 #jewelry #rings #finejewelry #gemstones #ilikebigrocksandicannotlie
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Summer’s Almost Gone – Fall BethKaya Preview Through the Lens of Rommy Coleman

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“Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin’ sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be
Where will we be
Where will we be” 

– Summer’s Almost Gone

The Doors

Summer is always very transformational. I spend the winter designing away, and the summer traveling, gardening, harvesting and planting universal starseeds for the winter. Doors slammed shut, gaping cosmic holes blew wide open. As an emotional journey, it’s been a whirlwind. Death of loved ones, and old ideas vs birth of loved ones and new ideas and learning to flow within the body of time’s journey and my work’s evolution.

 Here is a preview of my collection rolling into fall.

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September is around the bend, my baby sister leaves for med school and my baby boy gears for PreK. I burned bridges and started to mend others. One of my favorite photographers, Rommy Coleman has been by my side for years to help me document important things – this past weekend she took a stab at documenting my work, where usually she’s recording an event in my life.

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Guayusa Tea, Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender & Himalayan Salt Bath Bombs With Patchouli & Lavender Essential Oils

Signature Orgone Style Talismans Utilyzing Recucyled Metals, Flowers, & Gems in Trans-mutational Harmony with Mark's Hops and Lavender

Signature Orgone Style Talismans Utilyzing Recucyled Metals, Flowers, & Gems in Trans-mutational Harmony with Mark’s Hops and Lavender

There’s something special about my friends back home in Maryland. They just have cosmic gifts and I am so blessed to be influenced by them and that arise in my work. One of my very favorite couples, The Thomas’ are share farmers on a beautiful farm in Mount Airy Maryland, England Acres Farm. It’s a gorgeous piece of earth and I highly recommend visiting the market for incredible seasonal offerings. Mark Thomas blessed me with some of his precious hops to incorporate into some of my products as well as fresh lavender. It smells different from the lavender we grow at home, it’s a little spicier. It’s very exciting to have my hands on this stuff and by kismet love Rommy got her hands on them first to take some incredible product shots.

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Swirl, Standard, White Cap and Limited Square Gem and Botanical Vial Fragrances, My Faithful Grace Best Selling Travel Perfume Spray and Signature Orgone Crystal Pendulum Necklace with Mark’s Lavender

Double Layer Honey & Milk Soap Scented with Vanilla Beach & Coconut Scents which Make Signature Scent SURFSIDE

Double Layer Honey & Milk Soap Scented with Vanilla Beach & Coconut Scents which Make Signature Scent SURFSIDE

I could spend all day in this vibe – at this farm and working with this amazing photographer. I will have to highlight the photos she did of my wedding and my maternity at another time!

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Why not throw one of my favorite jewels in there from another favorite goddess Mallory Wingo?

Raspberry Aura Raw Prong set Ring By Wingostarr Jewelry With Mark's Cascade Hops

Raspberry Aura Raw Prong set Ring By Wingostarr Jewelry With Mark’s Cascade Hops

I hope you loved these and check out links for Rommy and England Acres Farm! EA Farm does seasonal pickings and events. Rommy freelances as  lifestyle photographer and documenter in the DC / MD Metro Area.

Photos By Rommy Coleman

@rommycoleman

https://www.facebook.com/rommycolemanphotography

England Acres Farm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Acres/153795044643567?fref=ts

Ring By Mallory Wingo

@mal_wingostarrjewelry

https://www.facebook.com/WingostarrJewelry

Product Brand Design By Capital Society

@capsociety

http://capital-society.com/

Lifestyle Art By BethKaya

@bethkaya

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

Indie Art Unity For the Summer – Support Conscious Entrepreneurs & Art

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It’s coming towards the thicker of summer. This is the best part. Tis the season ripe for family, R&R, music festivals, picnics, the beach and the culmination of society, current events and the pinnacle of the American beat.

I have met with many of my favorite indie artists and conscious business peers to collaborate on a beautiful series of joint promotions to offer you. Together as creators, we can carve our own initials on the face of every season and bring you cultural temptations to show for it. Enjoy my photo evocations of summer and prose in addition to a series of promotions, I hope you will pay these individuals a visit, follow them on social media and support their taste-making efforts.

*Click on the product photos to be taken to their shops and leave some love in the comments below also feel free to leave your own shop link and a promo in the comments as well to get in on the fun! Also all of the artists promotions can be found using hashtag : #INDIEUNITEDSUMMER on intragram and twitter as we roll out his series! *

Thank you and Enjoy your Summer in The Spirit of Intention and Awakening!

 

BETHKAYAADHEARTSPARKLEBOMBAD

Awake, Alive, Bright & Illuminate

Awake, Alive, Bright & Illuminate

SOLARSIMULATIONAD

SEEDESSENTIALSAD

As We Bloom, Blooms Bloom.

As We Bloom, Blooms Bloom.

JDREWSILVERSAD

INTRALOVEARTAD

FAERIEBLESSINGSAD

Reach For Every Vibration, Rise From Rot

Reach For Every Vibration, Rise From Rot

ELKEMICREATIONSAD

THISTHAT&THESEAD

Pillar of Amplification and Beauty That Is Spirit's Language

Pillar of Amplification and Beauty That Is Spirit’s Language

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HEARTCAVEAD

Promises Promises

Promises, Promises

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Fly, Fly to The Emerald City Fast As Lightning

Fly, Fly to The Emerald City Fast As Lightning

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Peace Through Pain Prevails With A Lesson

Peace Through Pain Prevails With A Lesson

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ROSSTACREATIONSAD

Life is Life, Death is Transformation

Life is Life, Death is Transformation


INKTERPRETAD

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A Moment For Granted Is A Memory Wasted

A Moment For Granted Is A Memory Wasted

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Division Of Cells, Division of Bells, Tangerine Ombre

Division Of Cells, Division of Bells, Tangerine Ombre

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SUPERLOVETEESAD

Work That Is Pleasure Isn't But Work At All

Work That Is Pleasure Isn’t But Work At All

ZASRAAD

SHINECHASERAD

Lending Life for a Slice in Space for Only A Season

Lending Life for a Slice in Space for Only A Season

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Velvet Veins Coursing like Unwavering Rice Paper In Summer Breezes

Velvet Veins Coursing like Unwavering Rice Paper In Summer Breezes

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Thank you for Enjoying. Please take a moment to visit each artist and seek them out on social media.

INSTAGRAM:
@BethKaya
@HeartSparkleBomb
@ZoeWilder
@FaerieBlessings
@ThisThatAndThese
@Elkemi_Creations
@AutumnSunOriginals
@DreamersDelight
@WinterBaybe
@Elle.SendingOutLove
@ShineChaserJewelry
@Zaralalaluna
@SeedEssentials
@Intraloveart
@InkTerpret
@SageRavenRose
@RosstaCreations
@GiftsoftheGalaxy
@Solarsimulation
@ShopHeartCave
@Superlovetees
@DebbieDrawsFunny
@EmmyEffDesigns
@Mal_WingostarrJewelry
@Zasragirl
@BioMorphics
@SavageByBritt
@Deannasjac

 

Endless Summer,

Beth

Fun little wrap ring, cut, tumbled and polished this stock myself. I love how high of a shine this stock takes to and stays to. The back band says “Celestial Love”. ☺️ #metalsmith #jewelry #ring #bybethkaya

Fun little wrap ring, cut, tumbled and polished this stock myself. I love how high of a shine this stock takes to and stays to.  The back band says "Celestial Love". ☺️ #metalsmith #jewelry #ring #bybethkaya
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#repost from @mal_wingostarrjewelry - 😍 look at all the bling!! Taps for designer tags! #jewelry #boho #designer #indieart #goddess #bestie #crystalhealing #etsy #goyourownway
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