I really like when serendipity strikes. It occurred once more this weekend once I was touring to Vienna to follow yoga underneath the gorgeous instructor Elena Brower. This was so particular as a result of not solely was I given the present of indulging in my very own follow for the weekend, however it additionally occurred to be the house of my favorite pure excessive vibe skincare model, Max & Me.
The place do I even start with this model? The components are chic (the crops used of their merchandise are expressing themselves at their highest vibration), the packaging lovely, the love that goes into every glass jar is unimaginable (an energetically cleansed studio area, the place cellular units are left outdoors the door and delightful intentions and excessive vibrations are introduced in), the founders are radiating genuine, pure love… the listing goes on. That is really a piece of affection and it exhibits.
Max & Me was based 7 years in the past by husband and spouse duo Max and Tanja. Dually impressed by each their love and their childhood dwelling and dealing with crops (Max grew up on a farm and Tanja grew up within the nation the place she cultivated her personal roses), they created this lovely line of skincare that really has a number of the best formulations and efficacy.
The sunshine that shone by means of the display on Tanja and my first Skype name, I knew I needed to meet her in individual – she is a real, glowing gem. As an power employee, aromatherapist, artistic director and kinesiologist, Tanja was meant for this work.
Under is an excerpt of a few of our time collectively at their lovely residence, backyard and studio in Vienna. After an attractive lunch of steamed asparagus salad, recent pressed orange and basil juice and recent natural market berries, we dug into all issues skincare, power and nature.
LPN: Your backyard and merchandise are so related to crops. How did your relationships to crops start?
Tanja: I spent my childhood in a really particular place, surrounded by pristine nature, the woods and lots of flowery meadows. It was right here I first discovered that crops had power and that their power communicated with mine. This was a deep expertise for me that’s nonetheless rooted down in my soul. Max grew up on a farm and could be very related to the earth cycles, seeding, fostering and harvesting crops. Each Max and I come from a spot the place we have been very a lot entwined with mom earth.
LPN: The start sounds lovely – How do you proceed to construct your relationship to crops at this time?
Tanja: At the moment we work lots in our personal backyard and attempt to have crops which really feel at house in our local weather, so we will get to know them as you’d get to know a very pricey pal: totally different moods, totally different cycles of the yr, what their strengths are and what their weaknesses are, and that is how we’re capable of know what they will give you. Each day within the night (no matter climate and the way late) we stroll within the backyard to attach with the crops.
LPN: How did your excessive vibe skincare line come to life?
Tanja: Each Max and I needed to delivery one thing into the world that was doing good and the thought grew that we needed to create skincare that infuses you with probably the most lovely movement of power and naturally creates lovely pores and skin. However your pores and skin is influenced by so many issues, your ideas, feelings, patterns and blockages and we thought “wouldn’t it be beautiful if we created skincare with the wholeness in mind.” Though individuals are very conscious of their bodily physique, we’re power beings and every thing is power. Science states that vibration is the phenomenon that underlies all bodily issues we see and have, so this realization was essential. We needed to created one thing that helped individuals look after not simply the bodily physique but in addition the delicate physique.
LPN: You converse rather a lot about vibrancy of the crops, might you converse a bit about why it is necessary?
Tanja: It makes a distinction how excessive one thing vibrates. Analysis has proven that sure vibrations create sure outcomes, for instance in case your physique is vibrating in a excessive vary, it opens as much as therapeutic or if it vibrates in a low vary, individuals turn out to be sick. If one thing vibrates at a better amplitude, this implies, for instance, a plant has extra mild particles and is deeply related with its inside therapeutic talents. Working with plant supplies which might be extremely vibrant we’re capable of transmit these vibrations with all their superb advantages for pores and skin & soul into our merchandise.
LPN: I’ve heard that rose is the very best vibrating plant, is that true?
Tanja: To my expertise and understanding – as with all flowers/crops – there are extremely vibrant ones and never so extremely vibrant ones. There are roses having an unbelievably excessive and pure vibrancy and roses that don’t. No two crops or important oils of the identical species have the identical vibration, since their vibration is their private power frequency. To ensure that a plant to be extremely vibrant, the plant must be rising in circumstances which are proper for the plant: soil-clever, gardener’s intention, the delicate power of the place (it could possibly be the nation / continent or simply the environment). Sure orchids and frangipani are extremely vibrant, however typically you even have a root that’s extremely vibrant.
I’m an enormous fan of roses, breeding and nurturing them since my late teenage years and now tending them in our manufactory’s backyard. My love for them may be felt in all our merchandise which principally embrace rose Damask of their flowery bouquet. The important rose oil resonates with the power in your coronary heart, opens you to like, nourishes the sunshine in your coronary heart and in addition joyously works with your coronary heart chakra which, in flip, is intently entwined with the sweetness, the well being and the looks of your pores and skin. Rose is such a valuable treasure, providing us a most lovely important oil which heals emotionally whereas clearing warmth and irritation, releasing stagnant circumstances, and serving to to revive the physique’s yin power. Rose can also be deeply hydrating, and rejuvenating.
I particularly love frangipani which I first found in Bali – one in every of my favorite islands – and which I’ve simply skilled final summer time in Maui the place the early morning and night air is infused with their candy, intoxicating scent. I simply needed to sit beneath a frangipani tree patiently ready till it gifted me with a flower, letting it sail proper into my lap, to then put it behind my ear. What an immense pleasure, to have the ravishing scent so close to. I expressed my love for this beautiful flower in embracing its CO2 extraction in each facial oils.
LPN: What was the primary product you delivered to life?
Tanja: Mesmerizing, the plant physique oil was the primary one, and 6 others adopted not lengthy after that. I’m the formulator, and it’s a really intuitive course of for me. I meditate and tune into the crops earlier than creating. It’s not one thing I take into consideration, it’s extra like a dance, and it’s probably the most lovely a part of it all. Proper now I’m dancing once more as a result of I’m creating a brand new product that may come out very quickly.
LPN: You’ve got so many lovely elements in your excessive vibe skincare vary, however I need to know your prime three components.
Tanja: That’s a really troublesome query, however I might say out of the spur of the second: Jasmine. We traveled to Vietnam and noticed it rising there filling the streets, the outlets, the eating places with its unimaginable magnificence & scent – it was so intoxicating and ravishing. The second is Helichrysum italicum, we travelled to the island of Corse and went excessive up the mountains with the growers to see the wild rising plant rising in its pure habitat, and you would so clearly really feel the power of that plant and the way deeply therapeutic it is. It may well, for instance, heal traumatized pores and skin on such a deep degree, like age-previous scars, it will trigger them to resurface once more and heal it once more (Helichrysum additionally does this to your soul). Final, it can be uncooked Manuka honey – that is so lovely – it is so deeply therapeutic and it’s a humectant. I additionally adore Manuka important oil (which I fell in love with in New Zealand, and used it every single day whereas I used to be there, to actually get to know it in all its magnificence).
LPN: You’re such an image of wellness; what’s your morning routine like?
Tanja: I begin with a brief meditation on a regular basis, I exploit the “I am the Light” oil and that helps me arrange for my day. I rub it in my palms, breathe it in and maintain some acupressure factors. After I end my meditation, I do my skincare ritual – on a regular basis is Purity and Grace (Oil Cleanser) and I’m the Mild (Serum) and if I’ve a bit of additional time, I wash my face with Candy Serenity (Masks and Wash). It’s solely 5 minutes, however once you do it with intention, it can actually assist fulfill you. After that it’s final minute homework and breakfast for the youngsters. Following the youngsters heading off to high school, I tune in once more to see what must be accomplished for the day.
LPN: What are some wellness practices that punctuate your day?
Tanja: All the time day by day I want to maneuver my physique, whether or not it’s going for a stroll or yoga, it is so essential. I additionally like to drink pressed juice, and eat recent meals that really feel good within the physique. My physique feels higher once I’m consuming freshly picked fruits and meals the place the power could be very excessive.
LPN: A few of your merchandise have gained awards, inform me extra.
Tanja: Our first one was Enchanted which gained facial oil on the Indie Magnificence Expo in 2016 and the Masks & Wash gained greatest masks in 2017 and once more Masks & Wash gained Magnificence Shortlist Award in 2018, in addition to Enchanted and for Circle of Safety Physique Plant Oil.
LPN: What’s your favorite product in your line?
Tanja: It needs to be Masks&Wash. It is very important combine this with water! Regardless that it appears like a ravishing mouse, it nonetheless must be married with water to deliver collectively the honey and the sweetness oils. This makes it a lot extra superbly skilled.
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I’m so excited to have shed a bit extra nicely deserved mild onto this excessive vibe skincare model – I hope you take pleasure in their lovely treats in your pores and skin quickly. Let me understand how your expertise goes.
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